Thematic Bible

Proverbs 26:1 (show verse)

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest,
So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 26:2 (show verse)

Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying,
So a curse without cause does not alight.

Proverbs 26:3 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:4 (show verse)

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
Or you will also be like him.

Proverbs 26:5 (show verse)

Answer a fool as his folly deserves,
That he not be wise in his own eyes.

Proverbs 26:6 (show verse)

He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence
Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.

Proverbs 26:7 (show verse)

Like the legs which are useless to the lame,
So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:8 (show verse)

Like one who binds a stone in a sling,
So is he who gives honor to a fool.

Proverbs 26:9 (show verse)

Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard,
So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:10 (show verse)

Like an archer who wounds everyone,
So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.

Proverbs 26:11 (show verse)

Like a dog that returns to its vomit
Is a fool who repeats his folly.

Proverbs 26:12 (show verse)

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 26:13 (show verse)

The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road!
A lion is in the open square!”

Proverbs 26:14 (show verse)

As the door turns on its hinges,
So does the sluggard on his bed.

Proverbs 26:15 (show verse)

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 26:16 (show verse)

The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.

Proverbs 26:17 (show verse)

Like one who takes a dog by the ears
Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.

Proverbs 26:18 (show verse)

Like a madman who throws
Firebrands, arrows and death,

Proverbs 26:19 (show verse)

So is the man who deceives his neighbor,
And says, “Was I not joking?”

Proverbs 26:20 (show verse)

For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

Proverbs 26:21 (show verse)

Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Proverbs 26:22 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:23 (show verse)

Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross
Are burning lips and a wicked heart.

Proverbs 26:24 (show verse)

He who hates disguises it with his lips,
But he lays up deceit in his heart.

Proverbs 26:25 (show verse)

When he speaks graciously, do not believe him,
For there are seven abominations in his heart.

Proverbs 26:26 (show verse)

Though his hatred covers itself with guile,
His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.

Proverbs 26:27 (show verse)

He who digs a pit will fall into it,
And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

Proverbs 26:28 (show verse)

A lying tongue hates those it crushes,
And a flattering mouth works ruin.