Proverbs 26:13-23 NIV

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"