You guys are right about the "anger" part.
There's 6 different greek words translated as "fool" or fools in the N.T..
781 - unwise
878 - mindless, ignorant, egotistic, rash, unbelieving, unwise.
3912 - to misthink, that is, be insane (silly)
3471 - to become insipid; figuratively to make (passively act) as a simpleton - lose savour.
453 - unintelligent, by implication sensual, unwise. Luk 24:25
[b]3474 - dull or stupid, heedless, [u]blockhead[/u], absurd.
3474 Used in - Matt 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou [u]fool[/u], shall be in danger of hell fire. ("Raca" means Worthless, found only used in this verse.)[/b]
Same word #3474 is used in these verses too, for .....
Mat_7:26, Mat_25:2-3 (2), Mat_25:8, 1Co_1:27, 2Ti_2:23, Tit_3:9
Mat_23:17, Mat_23:19, 1Co_4:10
( 6 different 'fool' words in O.T. too - 5528 - 5530 - 5036 - 1984 - 3684 - 191.
Prov. 17:21 uses first 3684 then 5036 in one verse.)
So just don't call someone a [u]Blockhead[/u] "in Anger". :lol: