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Proverbs 26

NAS 1 Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool. NIV 1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. NAS 2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight. NIV 2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. NAS 3 A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the 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! NAS 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him. NIV 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. NAS 5 Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes. NIV 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. NAS 6 He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool. NIV 6 Sending a message by the hands of a fool is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison. NAS 7 Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools. NIV 7 Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. NAS 8 Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So 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. NAS 9 Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools. NIV 9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. NAS 10 Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by. NIV 10 Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by. NAS 11 Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly. NIV 11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. NAS 12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? 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. NAS 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!" NIV 13 A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” NAS 14 As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed. NIV 14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. NAS 15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again. NIV 15 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. NAS 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer. NIV 16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven people who answer discreetly. NAS 17 Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him. NIV 17 Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own. NAS 18 Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death, NIV 18 Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death NAS 19 So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, "Was I not joking?" NIV 19 is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” NAS 20 For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. NIV 20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. NAS 21 Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife. NIV 21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife. NAS 22 The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body. NIV 22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. NAS 23 Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart. NIV 23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart. NAS 24 He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart. NIV 24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. NAS 25 When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart. NIV 25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts. NAS 26 Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. NIV 26 Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. NAS 27 He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him. NIV 27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them. NAS 28 A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin. NIV 28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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