26 Like snow in summer or rainv in harvest,
honor is not fitting for a fool.w
an undeserved curse does not come to rest.x
3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,y
and a rod for the backs of fools!z
or you yourself will be just like him.a
or he will be wise in his own eyes.b
6 Sending a message by the hands of a foolc
is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison.
is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.d
is the giving of honor to a fool.e
is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.f
is one who hires a fool or any passer-by.
11 As a dog returns to its vomit,g
so fools repeat their folly.h
12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?i
There is more hope for a fool than for them.j
13 A sluggard says,k “There’s a lion in the road,
a fierce lion roaming the streets!”l
so a sluggard turns on his bed.m
he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.n
than seven people who answer discreetly.
is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.
flaming arrows of death
and says, “I was only joking!”
without a gossip a quarrel dies down.o
so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.p
they go down to the inmost parts.q
are ferventa lips with an evil heart.
24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,r
but in their hearts they harbor deceit.s
25 Though their speech is charming,t do not believe them,
for seven abominations fill their hearts.u
but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.x
and a flattering mouthy works ruin.
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