Proverbs Chapter 26 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 26:1

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour beseemeth not a fool.

Proverbs 26:2

As the sparrow for flitting about, as the swallow for flying, so a curse undeserved shall not come.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Proverbs 26:5

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.

Proverbs 26:6

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off [his own] feet, [and] drinketh damage.

Proverbs 26:7

The legs of the lame hang loose; so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:8

As a bag of gems in a stoneheap, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Proverbs 26:9

[As] a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:10

A master roughly worketh every one: he both hireth the fool and hireth passers-by.

Proverbs 26:11

As a dog turneth back to its vomit, [so] a fool repeateth his folly.

Proverbs 26:12

Hast thou seen a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 26:13

The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets!

Proverbs 26:14

[As] the door turneth upon its hinges, so the sluggard upon his bed.

Proverbs 26:15

The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish: it wearieth him to bring it again to his mouth.

Proverbs 26:16

A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven [men] that answer discreetly.

Proverbs 26:17

He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is [like] one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Proverbs 26:18

As a madman who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

Proverbs 26:19

so is a man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am I not in sport?

Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

Proverbs 26:21

[As] coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 26:23

Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are [as] an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

Proverbs 26:24

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, but he layeth up deceit within him:

Proverbs 26:25

when his voice is gracious, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Proverbs 26:26

Though [his] hatred is covered by dissimulation, his wickedness shall be made manifest in the congregation.

Proverbs 26:27

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hateth those that are injured by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.