Proverbs 26:7-17 NIV

7 Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.1

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8 Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool.2

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      9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.3

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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,4 so a fool repeats his folly.5

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          12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?6 There is more hope for a fool than for him.7

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          13 The sluggard says,8 "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"9

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          14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.10

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          15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.11

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          16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.
          17 Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.