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Proverbs 26 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:1 - As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honour is not comely for a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:2 - As a bird by wandering, as a swallow by flying, So reviling without cause doth not come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:3 - A whip is for a horse, a bridle for an ass, And a rod for the back of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:4 - Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou be like to him -- even thou.
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 is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:7 - Weak have been the two legs of the lame, And a parable in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:8 - As one who is binding a stone in a sling, So is he who is giving honour to a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:9 - A thorn hath gone up into the hand of a drunkard, And a parable in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:10 - Great is the Former of all, And He is rewarding a fool, And is rewarding transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:11 - As a dog hath returned to its vomit, A fool is repeating his folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:12 - Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:13 - The slothful hath said, 'A lion is in the way, A lion is in the broad places.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:14 - The door turneth round on its hinge, And the slothful on his bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:15 - The slothful hath hid his hand in a dish, He is weary of bringing it back to his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:16 - Wiser is the slothful in his own eyes, Than seven men returning a reason.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:17 - Laying hold on the ears of a dog, Is a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:18 - As one pretending to be feeble, Who is casting sparks, arrows, and death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:19 - So hath a man deceived his neighbour, And hath said, 'Am not I playing?'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:20 - Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:21 - Coal to burning coals, and wood to fire, And a man of contentions to kindle strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:22 - The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:23 - Silver of dross spread over potsherd, Are burning lips and an evil heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:24 - By his lips doth a hater dissemble, And in his heart he placeth deceit,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:25 - When his voice is gracious trust not in him, For seven abominations are in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:26 - Hatred is covered by deceit, Revealed is its wickedness in an assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:27 - Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And the roller of a stone, to him it turneth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:28 - A lying tongue hateth its bruised ones, And a flattering mouth worketh an overthrow!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. 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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