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Proverbs 26 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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 sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.
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 you be like him yourself.
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 who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:7 - Like a lame man's legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:8 - Like one who binds the stone in the sling is he who gives honor to a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:9 - Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:10 - Like an archer who wounds everybody is he who hires a passing fool or drunkard.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:11 - Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool that repeats his folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:12 - Do you see a man who is 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! There is a lion in the streets!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:14 - As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:15 - The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:16 - The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer discreetly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:17 - He who meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:18 - Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:19 - is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I am only joking!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:20 - For lack of wood the fire goes out; and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:21 - As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:22 - The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:23 - Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are smooth lips with an evil heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:24 - He who hates, dissembles with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:25 - when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:26 - though his hatred be covered with guile, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:27 - He who digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back upon him who starts it rolling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:28 - A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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

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