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Proverbs 26

26:1 As snow in summer, and as raine in haruest: so honour is not seemely for a foole. 26:2 As the bird by wandring, as the swallow by flying: so the curse causelesse shall not come. 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the asse; and a rod for the fooles backe. 26:4 Answere not a foole according to his folly, lest thou also be like vnto him. 26:5 Answere a foole according to his folly, lest hee be wise in his owne conceit. 26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a foole, cutteth off the feete, and drinketh dammage. 26:7 The legges of the lame are not equall: so is a parable in the mouth of fooles. 26:8 As hee that bindeth a stone in a sling; so is hee that giueth honour to a foole. 26:9 As a thorne goeth vp into the hand of a drunkard; so is a parable in the mouth of fooles. 26:10 The great God that formed all things, both rewardeth the foole, and rewardeth transgressours. 26:11 As a dogge returneth to his vomite: so a foole returneth to his folly. 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his owne conceit There is more hope of a foole then of him. 26:13 The slothfull man sayth, There is a lion in the way, a lion is in the streets. 26:14 As the doore turneth vpon his hinges: so doeth the slothfull vpon his bedde. 26:15 The slothfull hideth his hand in his bosome, it grieueth him to bring it againe to his mouth. 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his owne conceit, then seuen men that can render a reason. 26:17 He that passeth by, and medleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the eares. 26:18 As a mad man, who casteth firebrands, arrowes, and death: 26:19 So is the man that deceiueth his neighbour, & sayth, Am not I in sport 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no tale-bearer, the strife ceaseth. 26:21 As coales are to burning coales, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. 26:22 The words of a tale-bearer are as woundes, and they goe downe into the innermost parts of the belly. 26:23 Burning lips, and a wicked heart, are like a potsheard couered with siluer drosse. 26:24 Hee that hateth, dissembleth with his lips, and layeth vp deceit within him. 26:25 When he speaketh faire, beleeue him not: for there are seuen abominations in his heart. 26:26 Whose hatred is couered by deceit, his wickednesse shall be shewed before the whole congregation. 26:27 Whoso diggeth a pit, shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will returne vpon him. 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruine.


King James Version 1611 - Public Domain