Observations about fools,
Proverbs 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so, unbecoming to a dullard is honour. Proverbs 26:2 As a sparrow in wandering, as a swallow in flying, so, a causeless curse, shall not alight. Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of dullards. Proverbs 26:4 Do not answer a dullard, according to his folly, lest, even thou thyself, become like him; Proverbs 26:5 Answer a dullard according to his folly, lest he become wise in his own eyes. Proverbs 26:6 One who cutteth off feet, one who drinketh down wrong, is he who sendeth a message by the hand of a dullard. Proverbs 26:7 Useless are the legs of the lame, and a proverb, in the mouth of a dullard. Proverbs 26:8 Like tying a stone to a sling, so, is he that giveth honour, to a dullard. Proverbs 26:9 A brier cometh into the hand of a drunken-man, a proverb into the mouth of dullards. Proverbs 26:10 [As] an archer who woundeth every thing, [so] one who hireth a dullard, and a drunkard crossing the sea. Proverbs 26:11 As, a dog, returneth onto his own vomit, a dullard, repeateth his folly. Proverbs 26:12 Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eye,more hope of a dullard, than of him!
Proverbs 26:13 Saith the sluggard, A roaring lion in the road! A tearing lion in the midst of the broadways. Proverbs 26:14 The door, turneth on its hinges, and, the sluggard, upon his bed. Proverbs 26:15 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. Proverbs 26:16 Wiser is the sluggard in his own eyes, than, seven persons, who can answer with judgment.
and about contentious busybodies.
Proverbs 26:17 As he who layeth hold of the ears of a dog, is a passer-by, who giveth vent to his wrath over a quarrel, not his! Proverbs 26:18 As a madman throwing firebrands, arrows and death, Proverbs 26:19 So, is a man who deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Was not, I, in sport? Proverbs 26:20 Without wood a fire is quenched, and, where there is no tattler, strife is hushed. Proverbs 26:21 Black coal to burning blocks, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man, for kindling strife. Proverbs 26:22 the words of a tattler, are dainties, they, therefore go down into the chambers of the inner man. Proverbs 26:23 Dross silver overlaid upon earthenware, so are burning lips, with a mischievous heart: Proverbs 26:24 With his lips, the hater dissembleth, but, within himself, he layeth up deceit: Proverbs 26:25 Though he make gracious his voice, do not trust him, for, seven abominations, are in his heart: Proverbs 26:26 Hatred may clothe itself with guile, his wickedness shall be disclosed in the convocation. Proverbs 26:27 He that diggeth a pit, thereinto, shall fall, and, he that rolleth a stone, upon himself, shall it return. Proverbs 26:28 A false tongue, hateth them who are crushed by it, and, a flattering mouth, worketh occasion of stumbling.