Proverbs Chapter 26The Holy Bible, King James Version
26:1As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
26:2As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
26:3A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
26:4Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
26:5Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
26:6He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
26:7The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
26:8As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
26:9As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
26:10The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
26:11As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
26:12Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
26:13The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
26:14As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
26:15The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
26:16The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
26:17He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
26:18As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
26:19So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
26:20Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
26:21As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
26:22The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
26:23Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
26:24He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
26:25When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
26:26Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
26:27Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
26:28A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Proverbs Chapter List
- Chapter 1 (33)
- Chapter 2 (22)
- Chapter 3 (35)
- Chapter 4 (27)
- Chapter 5 (23)
- Chapter 6 (35)
- Chapter 7 (27)
- Chapter 8 (36)
- Chapter 9 (18)
- Chapter 10 (32)
- Chapter 11 (31)
- Chapter 12 (28)
- Chapter 13 (25)
- Chapter 14 (35)
- Chapter 15 (33)
- Chapter 16 (33)
- Chapter 17 (28)
- Chapter 18 (24)
- Chapter 19 (29)
- Chapter 20 (30)
- Chapter 21 (31)
- Chapter 22 (29)
- Chapter 23 (35)
- Chapter 24 (34)
- Chapter 25 (28)
- Chapter 26 (28)
- Chapter 27 (27)
- Chapter 28 (28)
- Chapter 29 (27)
- Chapter 30 (33)
- Chapter 31 (31)