Old Testament Proverbs Chapter 26

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Honor is not seemly for a fool-Answer not a fool according to his folly-Where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

 1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so ahonour is not seemly for a fool.

 2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

 4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

 aAnswer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his bown conceit.

 6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh adamage.

 7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

 8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

 10 The great God that formed all things both arewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

 11 As a dog returneth to his avomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

 12 Seest thou a man wise in his own aconceit? there is more hope of a bfool than of him.

 13 The aslothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

 14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

 15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

 17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that ataketh a dog by the ears.

 18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

 19 So is the man that adeceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

 20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no atalebearer, the bstrife ceaseth.

 21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a acontentious man to kindle strife.

 22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

 23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a apotsherd covered with silver dross.

 24 He that ahateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up bdeceit within him;

 25 When he aspeaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

 26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be ashewed before the whole congregation.

 27 Whoso diggeth a apit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

 28 A alying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a bflattering mouth worketh ruin.