Proverbs 26:1-7

1 It isn't proper to honor a foolish person. That's like having snow in summer or rain at harvest time.
2 A curse given for no reason is like a wandering bird or a flying sparrow. It doesn't go anywhere.
3 A whip is for a horse. A harness is for a donkey. And a beating is for the backs of foolish people.
4 Don't answer a foolish person in keeping with his foolish acts. If you do, you will be like him yourself.
5 Answer a foolish person in keeping with his foolish acts. If you do, he won't be wise in his own eyes.
6 Sending a message in the hand of a foolish person is like cutting off your feet or drinking something harmful.
7 A proverb in the mouth of a foolish person is like disabled legs that are useless.