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Proverbs 26 NIV

1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.

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2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

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3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!

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

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

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6 Sending a message by the hands of a fool is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison.

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7 Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

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

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

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          10 Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by.
          11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.

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          12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.

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          13 A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!”

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          14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.

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          15 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.

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          16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven people who answer discreetly.
          17 Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.
          18 Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death
          19 is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”
          20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.

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          21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

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          22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.

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          23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are ferventa lips with an evil heart.

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            • Œ 26:23 - Hebrew; Septuagint "smooth"
              24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.

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              25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.

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              26 Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
              27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.

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              28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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              • a 26:23 - Hebrew; Septuagint "smooth"