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Proverbs 26

CJB 1 Like snow in summer or rain at harvest-time, so honor for a fool is out of place. NIV 1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. CJB 2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a flying swallow, an undeserved curse will come home to roost. NIV 2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. CJB 3 A whip for a horse, a bridle for a donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. NIV 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! CJB 4 Don't answer a fool in terms of his folly, or you will be descending to his level; NIV 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. CJB 5 but answer a fool as his folly deserves, so that he won't think he is wise. NIV 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. CJB 6 Telling a message to a fool and sending him out is like cutting off one's feet and drinking violence. NIV 6 Sending a message by the hands of a fool is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison. CJB 7 The legs of the disabled hang limp and useless; likewise a proverb in the mouth of a fool. NIV 7 Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. CJB 8 Like one who ties his stone to the sling is he who gives honor to a fool. NIV 8 Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool. CJB 9 Like a thorn branch in the hand of a drunk is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. NIV 9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. CJB 10 A master can make anything, but hiring a fool is like hiring some passer-by. NIV 10 Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by. CJB 11 Just as a dog returns to his vomit, a fool repeats his folly. NIV 11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. CJB 12 Do you see someone who thinks himself wise? There is more hope for a fool than for him! NIV 12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them. CJB 13 The lazy person says, "There's a lion in the streets! A lion is roaming loose out there!" NIV 13 A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” CJB 14 The door turns on its hinges, and the lazy man on his bed. NIV 14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. CJB 15 The lazy person buries his hand in the dish but is too tired to return it to his mouth. NIV 15 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. CJB 16 A lazy man is wiser in his own view than seven who can answer with sense. NIV 16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven people who answer discreetly. CJB 17 Like someone who grabs a dog by the ears is a passer-by who mixes in a fight not his own. NIV 17 Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own. CJB 18 Like a madman shooting deadly arrows and firebrands NIV 18 Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death CJB 19 is one who deceives another, then says, "It was just a joke." NIV 19 is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” CJB 20 If there's no wood, the fire goes out; if nobody gossips, contention stops. NIV 20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. CJB 21 As coals are to embers and wood to fire is a quarrelsome person to kindling strife. NIV 21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife. CJB 22 A slanderer's words are tasty morsels; they slide right down into the belly. NIV 22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. CJB 23 Like silver slag overlaid on a clay pot are lips that burn [with friendship] over a hating heart. NIV 23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart. CJB 24 He who hates may hide it with his speech; but inside, he harbors deceit. NIV 24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. CJB 25 He may speak pleasantly, but don't trust him; for seven abominations are in his heart. NIV 25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts. CJB 26 His hatred may be concealed by deceit, but his wickedness will be revealed in the assembly. NIV 26 Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. CJB 27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on the one who starts it rolling. NIV 27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them. CJB 28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin. NIV 28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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