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Proverbs 26


Similitudes, Instructions

Proverbs 26:1   Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.
Proverbs 26:2   Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight.
Proverbs 26:3   A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.
Proverbs 26:4   Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him.
Proverbs 26:5   Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.
Proverbs 26:6   He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.
Proverbs 26:7   Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 26:8   Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.
Proverbs 26:9   Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 26:10   Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.
Proverbs 26:11   Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.
Proverbs 26:12   Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 26:13   The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!"
Proverbs 26:14   As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.
Proverbs 26:15   The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again.
Proverbs 26:16   The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.
Proverbs 26:17   Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.
Proverbs 26:18   Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death,
Proverbs 26:19   So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, "Was I not joking?"
Proverbs 26:20   For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
Proverbs 26:21   Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Proverbs 26:22   The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
Proverbs 26:23   Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart.
Proverbs 26:24   He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.
Proverbs 26:25   When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.
Proverbs 26:26   Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.
Proverbs 26:27   He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
Proverbs 26:28   A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.
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