Proverbs 26:9-19 NIV

9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.1

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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,2 so a fool repeats his folly.3

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      12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?4 There is more hope for a fool than for him.5

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      13 The sluggard says,6 "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"7

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      14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.8

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      15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.9

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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.
      18 Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows
      19 is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"