Proverbs 26 DBY

1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour beseemeth not a fool. a

References for Proverbs 26:1

    • ŭ 26:1 - Kesil: so in all this passage, vers. 1 to 12: see ch. 1.7.
      2 As the sparrow for flitting about, as the swallow for flying, so a curse undeserved shall not come.
      3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.
      4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
      5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
      6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off [his own] feet, [and] drinketh damage. b

      References for Proverbs 26:6

        • Ů 26:6 - Lit. 'violence' or 'wrong.'
          7 The legs of the lame hang loose; so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
          8 As a bag of gems in a stoneheap, c so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

          References for Proverbs 26:8

            • ů 26:8 - Or 'As the binding of a stone in a sling.'
              9 [As] a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
              10 A master roughly worketh every one: he both hireth the fool and hireth passers-by. d

              References for Proverbs 26:10

                • Ű 26:10 - Or 'as an archer that woundeth all, so is he that hireth,' &c.
                  11 As a dog turneth back to its vomit, [so] a fool repeateth his folly.
                  12 Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
                  13 The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets!
                  14 [As] the door turneth upon its hinges, so the sluggard upon his bed.
                  15 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish: it wearieth him to bring it again to his mouth.
                  16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven [men] that answer discreetly.
                  17 He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is [like] one that taketh a dog by the ears.
                  18 As a madman e who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

                  References for Proverbs 26:18

                    • ű 26:18 - Or 'jester.'
                      19 so is a man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am I not in sport?
                      20 Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.
                      21 [As] coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.
                      22 The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. f

                      References for Proverbs 26:22

                        • Ų 26:22 - See ch. 18.8.
                          23 Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are [as] an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
                          24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him:
                          25 when his voice is gracious, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart.
                          26 Though [his] hatred is covered by dissimulation, his wickedness shall be made manifest in the congregation.
                          27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.
                          28 A lying tongue hateth those that are injured by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.