2 Peter 2:22

The [statement] of the true proverb has happened to them, "A dog returns to its own vomit," and "A sow, [after] washing herself, [returns] to wallowing in the mud."

Proverbs 26:11

Like a dog returning to his vomit [is] a fool reverting to his folly.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

The dog

Bible References

The dog

Proverbs 26:11
Like a dog returning to his vomit [is] a fool reverting to his folly.

General references

Genesis 24:6
Abraham said to him, "{You must take care} that you do not return my son there.
Leviticus 14:43
"But if the infection should return and it breaks out in the house after they have removed the stones and after scraping off [the plaster] of the house and after it has been replastered,
Numbers 14:4
{They said to each other}, "Let us appoint a leader, and we will return [to] Egypt."
Deuteronomy 14:7
Only these you may not eat from {those chewing the cud} and from {those having a division of the hoof}: the camel and the hare and the coney, because {they chew the cud}, but they [do] not divide the hoof; they are [therefore] unclean for you.
Jeremiah 34:11
But {afterward} they turned back and they brought back the [male] slaves and the female slaves whom they had let go free, and they subdued them as [male] slaves and female slaves.
Ezekiel 33:18
When [the] righteous turns from his righteousness and does injustice, then he will die {because of it}.
Matthew 7:27
And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it collapsed, and its fall was great."
Luke 14:30
saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish!'
Luke 17:32
Remember Lot's wife!
1 Timothy 5:15
For already some have turned away [and followed] after Satan.