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Proverbs 26 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:1 - Like snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:2 - Like a fluttering sparrow, Like a darting swallow, So the undeserved curse doesn't come to rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:3 - A whip for the horse, A bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:4 - Don't answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like 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 - One who sends a message by the hand of a fool Is cutting off feet and drinking violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:7 - Like the legs of the lame that hang loose: So is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:8 - As one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:9 - Like a thornbush that goes into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:10 - As an archer who wounds all, So is he who hires a fool Or he who hires those who pass by.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:11 - As a dog that returns to his vomit, So is a fool who repeats his folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:12 - Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:13 - The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion roams the streets!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:14 - As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:15 - The sluggard buries his hand in the dish. He is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:16 - The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who answer with discretion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:17 - Like one who grabs a dog's ears Is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:18 - Like a madman who shoots firebrands, arrows, and death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:19 - Is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "Am I not joking?"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:20 - For lack of wood a fire goes out; Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:21 - As coals are to hot embers, And wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindling strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:22 - The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, They go down into the innermost parts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:23 - Like silver dross on an earthen vessel Are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:24 - A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, But he harbors evil in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:25 - When his speech is charming, don't believe him; For there are seven abominations in his heart:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:26 - His malice may be concealed by deception, But his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:27 - Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:28 - A lying tongue hates those it hurts; And a flattering mouth works ruin.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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