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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Any person who does not act wisely, that is, does not follow the warnings and requirements of God, which are founded in infinite wisdom. Hence "a fool" is put for a wicked man, an enemy or neglecter of God, Psalm 14:1 Proverbs 19:1 . So folly is put for wickedness, 2 Samuel 13:12,13 Psalm 38:5 , foolish lusts for wicked lusts, etc. Foolish talking, foolish questions, are vain, empty, unprofitable conversation, 2 Timothy 2:23 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Fool'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/f/fool.html. 1859.