Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 26:4-14

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Proverbs 26:4-14

RSV 4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. NIV 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself. RSV 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes. NIV 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. RSV 6 He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence. NIV 6 Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool. RSV 7 Like a lame man's legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools. NIV 7 Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. RSV 8 Like one who binds the stone in the sling is he who gives honor to a fool. NIV 8 Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool. RSV 9 Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools. NIV 9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. RSV 10 Like an archer who wounds everybody is he who hires a passing fool or drunkard. NIV 10 Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by. RSV 11 Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool that repeats his folly. NIV 11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. RSV 12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. NIV 12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. RSV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!" RSV 14 As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed. NIV 14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.