Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.1
References for Proverbs 26:9
Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by.
As a dog returns to its vomit,2 so a fool repeats his folly.3
References for Proverbs 26:11
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?4 There is more hope for a fool than for him.5
References for Proverbs 26:12
The sluggard says,6 "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"7
References for Proverbs 26:13
As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.8
References for Proverbs 26:14
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.9
References for Proverbs 26:15
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.
Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.
Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows
is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"