Proverbs Chapter 26 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 26:1

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honour `is' not comely for a fool.

Proverbs 26:2

As a bird by wandering, as a swallow by flying, So reviling without cause doth not come.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip is for a horse, a bridle for an ass, And a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou be like to him -- even thou.

Proverbs 26:5

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

Proverbs 26:6

He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.

Proverbs 26:7

Weak have been the two legs of the lame, And a parable in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:8

As one who is binding a stone in a sling, So `is' he who is giving honour to a fool.

Proverbs 26:9

A thorn hath gone up into the hand of a drunkard, And a parable in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:10

Great `is' the Former of all, And He is rewarding a fool, And is rewarding transgressors.

Proverbs 26:11

As a dog hath returned to its vomit, A fool is repeating his folly.

Proverbs 26:12

Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!

Proverbs 26:13

The slothful hath said, `A lion `is' in the way, A lion `is' in the broad places.'

Proverbs 26:14

The door turneth round on its hinge, And the slothful on his bed.

Proverbs 26:15

The slothful hath hid his hand in a dish, He is weary of bringing it back to his mouth.

Proverbs 26:16

Wiser `is' the slothful in his own eyes, Than seven `men' returning a reason.

Proverbs 26:17

Laying hold on the ears of a dog, `Is' a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.

Proverbs 26:18

As `one' pretending to be feeble, Who is casting sparks, arrows, and death,

Proverbs 26:19

So hath a man deceived his neighbour, And hath said, `Am not I playing?'

Proverbs 26:20

Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,

Proverbs 26:21

Coal to burning coals, and wood to fire, And a man of contentions to kindle strife.

Proverbs 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.

Proverbs 26:23

Silver of dross spread over potsherd, `Are' burning lips and an evil heart.

Proverbs 26:24

By his lips doth a hater dissemble, And in his heart he placeth deceit,

Proverbs 26:25

When his voice is gracious trust not in him, For seven abominations `are' in his heart.

Proverbs 26:26

Hatred is covered by deceit, Revealed is its wickedness in an assembly.

Proverbs 26:27

Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And the roller of a stone, to him it turneth.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hateth its bruised ones, And a flattering mouth worketh an overthrow!