The Meaning of Proverbs 26 Explained

Proverbs 26

[1] As snow  in summer,  and as rain  in harvest,  so honour  is not seemly  for a fool.  [2] As the bird  by wandering,  as the swallow  by flying,  so the curse  causeless  shall not come.  [3] A whip  for the horse,  a bridle  for the ass,  and a rod  for the fool's  back.  [4] Answer  not a fool  according to his folly,  lest thou also be like  unto him. [5] Answer  a fool  according to his folly,  lest he be wise  in his own conceit.  [6] He that sendeth  a message  by the hand  of a fool  cutteth off  the feet,  and drinketh  damage.  [7] The legs  of the lame  are not equal:  so is a parable  in the mouth  of fools.  [8] a stone  in a sling,  so is he that giveth  honour  to a fool.  [9] As a thorn  goeth up  into the hand  of a drunkard,  so is a parable  in the mouth  of fools.  [10] The great  God that formed  all things both rewardeth  the fool,  and rewardeth  transgressors.  [11] As a dog  returneth  to his vomit,  so a fool  returneth  to his folly.  [12] Seest  thou a man  wise  in his own conceit?  there is more hope  of a fool  [13] The slothful  man saith,  There is a lion  in the way;  a lion  is in the streets.  [14] As the door  turneth  upon his hinges,  so doth the slothful  upon his bed.  [15] The slothful  hideth  his hand  in his bosom;  it grieveth  him to bring it again  to his mouth.  [16] The sluggard  is wiser  in his own conceit  than seven men  that can render  a reason.  [17] He that passeth by,  with strife  belonging not to him, is like one that taketh  a dog  by the ears.  [18] As a mad  man who casteth  firebrands,  arrows,  and death,  [19] So is the man  that deceiveth  his neighbour,  and saith,  Am not I in sport?  [20] Where no  wood  is, there the fire  goeth out:  so where there is no talebearer,  the strife  ceaseth.  [21] As coals  are to burning coals,  and wood  to fire;  man  to kindle  strife.  [22] The words  of a talebearer  are as wounds,  and they go down  into the innermost parts  of the belly.  [23] Burning  lips  and a wicked  heart  are like a potsherd  covered  with silver  dross.  [24] He that hateth  dissembleth  with his lips,  and layeth up  deceit  within  [25] When he speaketh  fair,  believe  him not: for there are seven  abominations  in his heart.  [26] Whose hatred  is covered  by deceit,  his wickedness  shall be shewed  before the whole congregation.  [27] Whoso diggeth  a pit  shall fall  therein: and he that rolleth  a stone,  it will return  upon him. [28] A lying  tongue  hateth  those that are afflicted  by it; and a flattering  mouth  worketh  ruin. 

What does Proverbs 26 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Proverbs 26

1  observations about fools
13  about sluggards
17  and about contentious busybodies

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