Proverbs 26:3-12 NIV

3 A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey,1 and a rod for the backs of fools!2

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4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.3

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5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.4

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6 Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.5

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7 Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.6

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8 Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool.7

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      9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.8

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          10 Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by.
          11 As a dog returns to its vomit,9 so a fool repeats his folly.10

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          12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?11 There is more hope for a fool than for him.12

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