Proverbs Chapter 26 World English Bible

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a fluttering sparrow, Like a darting swallow, So the undeserved curse doesn't come to rest.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse, A bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools!

Proverbs 26:4

Don't answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him.

Proverbs 26:5

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

Proverbs 26:6

One who sends a message by the hand of a fool Is cutting off feet and drinking violence.

Proverbs 26:7

Like the legs of the lame that hang loose: So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:8

As one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.

Proverbs 26:9

Like a thornbush that goes into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:10

As an archer who wounds all, So is he who hires a fool Or he who hires those who pass by.

Proverbs 26:11

As a dog that returns to his vomit, So is a fool who repeats his folly.

Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 26:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion roams the streets!"

Proverbs 26:14

As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.

Proverbs 26:15

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish. He is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.

Proverbs 26:16

The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who answer with discretion.

Proverbs 26:17

Like one who grabs a dog's ears Is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.

Proverbs 26:18

Like a madman who shoots firebrands, arrows, and death,

Proverbs 26:19

Is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "Am I not joking?"

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood a fire goes out; Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.

Proverbs 26:21

As coals are to hot embers, And wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindling strife.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, They go down into the innermost parts.

Proverbs 26:23

Like silver dross on an earthen vessel Are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.

Proverbs 26:24

A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, But he harbors evil in his heart.

Proverbs 26:25

When his speech is charming, don't believe him; For there are seven abominations in his heart:

Proverbs 26:26

His malice may be concealed by deception, But his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

Proverbs 26:27

Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it hurts; And a flattering mouth works ruin.