A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!”
References for Proverbs 26:13
As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.
References for Proverbs 26:14
A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
References for Proverbs 26:15
A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven people who answer discreetly.
Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.
Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death
is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”
Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
References for Proverbs 26:20
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
References for Proverbs 26:21
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
References for Proverbs 26:22
Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.
References for Proverbs 26:23