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Proverbs 26:1

1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.

Read Proverbs 26:1 Using Other Translations

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Honor is no more associated with fools than snow with summer or rain with harvest.

What does Proverbs 26:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 26:1

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest
Which were very undesirable and unseasonable, yea, very hurtful to the fruits of the earth; and a great obstruction to the labourers in the harvest, and a hinderance to the gathering of it in; and were very rare and uncommon in Judea; it was even a miracle for thunder and rain to be in wheat harvest, ( 1 Samuel 12:17 ) ; so honour is not seemly for a fool:
for a wicked man; such should not be favoured by kings, and set in high places of honour and trust; "folly set in great dignity", or foolish and bad men set in honourable places, are as unsuitable and inconvenient as snow and rain in summer and harvest, and should be as rare as they; and they are as hurtful and pernicious, since they discourage virtue and encourage vice, and hinder the prosperity of the commonwealth; such vile persons are contemned in the eyes of good men, and are disregarded of God; he will not give, theft, glory here nor hereafter; the wise shall inherit it, but shame shall be the promotion of fools, ( Proverbs 3:35 ) ; see ( Ecclesiastes 10:6 ) .

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