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Proverbs 26

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1 As snow in summer,
and as rain in harvest,
so honour is not seemly for a fool.

2 As the bird by wandering,
as the swallow by flying,
so the curse causeless shall not come.

3 A whip for the horse,
a bridle for the ass,
and a rod for the fool's back.

4 Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest thou also be like unto him.

5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own conceit.

6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool
cutteth off the feet,
and drinketh damage.

7 The legs of the lame are not equal:
so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling,
so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard,
so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool,
and rewardeth transgressors.

11 As a dog returneth to his vomit,
so a fool returneth to his folly.

12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit?
there is more hope of a fool than of him.

13 The slothful man saith,
There is a lion in the way;
a lion is in the streets.

14 As the door turneth upon his hinges,
so doth the slothful upon his bed.

15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom;
it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit
than seven men that can render a reason.

17 He that passeth by,
and meddleth with strife belonging not to him,
is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands,
arrows, and death,

19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour,
and saith,
Am not I in sport?

20 Where no wood is,
there the fire goeth out:
o where there is no talebearer,
the strife ceaseth.

21 As coals are to burning coals,
and wood to fire;
so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds,
and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like
a potsherd covered with silver dross.

24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips,
and layeth up deceit within him;

25 When he speaketh fair,
believe him not:
for there are seven abominations in his heart.

26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit,
his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.

27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein:
and he that rolleth a stone,
it will return upon him.

28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it;
and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible,
King James Version of 1611

 

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