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Proverbs 26 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:1 - As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour beseemeth not a fool.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:2 - As the sparrow for flitting about, as the swallow for flying, so a curse undeserved shall not come.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:3 - A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:4 - Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:5 - Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:6 - He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh damage.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:7 - The legs of the lame hang loose; so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:8 - As a bag of gems in a stoneheap, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:9 - As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:10 - A master roughly worketh every one: he both hireth the fool and hireth passers-by.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:11 - As a dog turneth back to its vomit, so a fool repeateth his folly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:12 - Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:13 - The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:14 - As the door turneth upon its hinges, so the sluggard upon his bed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:15 - The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish: it wearieth him to bring it again to his mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:16 - A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that answer discreetly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:17 - He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:18 - As a madman who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:19 - so is a man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am I not in sport?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:20 - Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:21 - As coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:22 - The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:23 - Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are as an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:24 - He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:25 - when his voice is gracious, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:26 - Though his hatred is covered by dissimulation, his wickedness shall be made manifest in the congregation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:27 - Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:28 - A lying tongue hateth those that are injured by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
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J. N. Darby translated the bible in 1890. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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