As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.2
As the bird by wandering , as the swallow by flying , so the cursecauseless shall not come .
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool'sback.4Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
5Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.a6
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinkethdamage.b7
The legs of the lame are not equal : so is a parable in the mouth of fools.8
As he that bindethc a stone in a sling, so is he that givethhonour to a fool.9
As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.10
The greatd God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardethtransgressors .
As a dogreturneth to his vomit, so a foolreturneth to his folly.e12Seest thou a manwise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
The slothful man saith , There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.14
As the doorturneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.15
The slothfulhideth his hand in his bosom; it grievethf 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 meddlethg with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.18
As a mad man who castethfirebrands,harrows, and death,19
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith , Am not I in sport ?
Where noiwood is, there the fire goeth out : so where there is no talebearer, the strifeceaseth .
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentiousman to kindlestrife.22
The words of a talebearer are as wounds , and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.23Burninglips and a wickedheart are like a potsherdcovered with silverdross.24
He that hatethdissemblethj with his lips, and layeth updeceitwithin him;
When he speakethkfair , believe him not: for there are sevenabominations in his heart.26
Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.27
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
A lyingtonguehateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flatteringmouthworkethruin.