1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20
  21. 21
  22. 22
  23. 23
  24. 24
  25. 25
  26. 26
  27. 27
  28. 28
  29. 29
  30. 30
  31. 31

Old Testament

New Testament

Proverbs 26 American Standard Version (ASV)

1. As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not seemly for a fool.

2. As the sparrow in her wandering, as the swallow in her flying, So the curse that is causeless alighteth not.

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

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 his own feet, and drinketh in damage.

7. The legs of the lame hang loose: So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

8. As one that bindeth a stone in a sling, So is he that giveth honor to a fool.

9. As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

10. As an archer that woundeth all, So is he that hireth a fool and he that hireth them that pass by.

11. As a dog that returneth to his vomit, So is a fool that repeateth his folly.

12. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

13. The sluggard saith, There is a lion in the way; A lion is in the streets.

14. As the door turneth upon its hinges, So doth the sluggard upon his bed.

15. The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish; It wearieth 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, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, Is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

18. As a madman who casteth firebrands, Arrows, and death,

19. So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, And saith, Am not I in sport?

20. For lack of wood the fire goeth out; And where there is no whisperer, contention ceaseth.

21. As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife.

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

23. Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

24. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips; But he layeth up deceit within him:

25. When he speaketh fair, believe him not; For there are seven abominations in his heart:

26. Though his hatred cover itself with guile, His wickedness shall be openly showed before the assembly.

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

28. A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded; And a flattering mouth worketh ruin.