Thematic Bible

Proverbs 26:1 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:2 (show verse)

As the sparrow in her wandering, as the swallow in her flying, so the curse that is causeless does not alight.

Proverbs 26:3 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:4 (show verse)

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like to him.

Proverbs 26:5 (show verse)

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Proverbs 26:6 (show verse)

He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet, [and] drinks injury.

Proverbs 26:7 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:8 (show verse)

As he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.

Proverbs 26:9 (show verse)

[As] a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:10 (show verse)

[As] an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool, and he who hires those who pass by.

Proverbs 26:11 (show verse)

As a dog who returns to his vomit, [is] a fool who repeats his folly.

Proverbs 26:12 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:13 (show verse)

The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Proverbs 26:14 (show verse)

The door turns upon its hinges, so does the sluggard upon his bed.

Proverbs 26:15 (show verse)

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish. It wearies him to bring it again to his mouth.

Proverbs 26:16 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:17 (show verse)

He who passes by, [and] meddles with strife not his, [is like] he who takes a dog by the ears.

Proverbs 26:18 (show verse)

As a madman who casts firebrands, arrows, and death,

Proverbs 26:19 (show verse)

so is the man who deceives his neighbor, and says, Am I not in sport?

Proverbs 26:20 (show verse)

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention ceases.

Proverbs 26:21 (show verse)

[As] coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Proverbs 26:22 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:23 (show verse)

Fervent lips and a wicked heart are an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

Proverbs 26:24 (show verse)

He who hates masquerades with his lips, but he lays up deceit within him.

Proverbs 26:25 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 26:26 (show verse)

Though [his] hatred cover itself with guile, his wickedness shall be openly shown before the assembly.

Proverbs 26:27 (show verse)

He who digs a pit shall fall in it, and he who rolls a stone, it shall return upon him.

Proverbs 26:28 (show verse)

A lying tongue hates those whom it has wounded, and a flattering mouth works ruin.