Proverbs - Chapter 26

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And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
Mark 12:30



Book of Proverbs - Chapter 26

Proverbs 26:1

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

Proverbs 26:2

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

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 conceit.

Proverbs 26:6

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

Proverbs 26:7

The legs of the lame are not equal: so [is] a parable in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:8

As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, 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 parable in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:10

The great [God] that formed all [things] both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

Proverbs 26:11

As a dog returneth to his vomit, [so] a fool returneth to his folly.

Proverbs 26:12

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 26:13

The slothful [man] saith, [There is] a lion in the way; a lion [is] in the streets.

Proverbs 26:14

[As] the door turneth upon his hinges, so [doth] the slothful upon his bed.

Proverbs 26:15

The slothful hideth his hand in [his] bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

Proverbs 26:16

The sluggard [is] wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Proverbs 26:17

He that passeth by, [and] meddleth with strife [belonging] not to him, [is like] one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Proverbs 26:18

As a mad [man] who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

Proverbs 26:19

So [is] the man [that] deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, [there] the fire goeth out: so where [there is] no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Proverbs 26:21

[As] coals [are] to burning coals, and wood to fire; so [is] a contentious man to kindle strife.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 26:23

Burning lips and a wicked heart [are like] a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Proverbs 26:24

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

Proverbs 26:25

When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for [there are] seven abominations in his heart.

Proverbs 26:26

[Whose] hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be showed before the [whole] congregation.

Proverbs 26:27

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

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hateth [those that are] afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.