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Proverbs 26 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:1 - Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:2 - Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:3 - A whip for the horse and a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:4 - Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you yourself also be like him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:5 - Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own estimation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:6 - Like cutting off the feet or drinking violence, so is sending a message by the hand of a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:7 - Like legs that hang limp from the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:8 - Like tying a stone in a sling, so is giving honor to a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:9 - Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:10 - Like an archer who wounds at random, so is the one who hires a fool or hires any passer-by.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:11 - Like a dog that returns to its vomit, so a fool 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 lion in the streets!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:14 - Like a door that turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:15 - The sluggard plunges 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 estimation than seven people who respond with good sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:17 - Like one who grabs a wild dog by the ears, so is the person passing by who becomes furious over a quarrel not his own.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:18 - Like a madman who shoots firebrands and deadly arrows,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:19 - so is a person who deceives his neighbor, and says, "Was I not only joking?"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:20 - Where there is no wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no gossip, contention ceases.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:21 - Like charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious person to kindle strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:22 - The words of a gossip are like delicious morsels; they go down into a person's innermost being.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:23 - Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:24 - The one who hates others disguises it with his lips, but he stores up deceit within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:25 - When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:26 - Though his hatred may be concealed by deceit, his evil will be uncovered in the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:27 - The one who digs a pit will fall into it; the one who rolls a stone - it will come back on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:28 - A lying tongue hates those crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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