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Proverbs 26:7-17 NIV

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.

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