Tyndale Bible

Proverbs 26

Observations about fools,

Proverbs 26:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool. Proverbs 26:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. Proverbs 26:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. Proverbs 26:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Proverbs 26:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. Proverbs 26:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, [and] drinketh damage. Proverbs 26:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The legs of the lame are not equal: so [is] a parable in the mouth of fools. Proverbs 26:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so [is] he that giveth honor to a fool. Proverbs 26:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [As] a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so [is] a parable in the mouth of fools. Proverbs 26:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The great [God] that formed all [things] both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. Proverbs 26:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} As a dog returneth to his vomit, [so] a fool returneth to his folly. Proverbs 26:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.

about sluggards,

Proverbs 26:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The slothful [man] saith, [There is] a lion in the way; a lion [is] in the streets. Proverbs 26:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [As] the door turneth upon his hinges, so [doth] the slothful upon his bed. Proverbs 26:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The slothful hideth his hand in [his] bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. Proverbs 26:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The sluggard [is] wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

and about contentious busybodies.

Proverbs 26:17 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} He that passeth by, [and] meddleth with strife [belonging] not to him, [is like] one that taketh a dog by the ears. Proverbs 26:18 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} As a mad [man] who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, Proverbs 26:19 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} So [is] the man [that] deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in sport? Proverbs 26:20 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Where no wood is, [there] the fire goeth out: so where [there is] no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. Proverbs 26:21 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [As] coals [are] to burning coals, and wood to fire; so [is] a contentious man to kindle strife. Proverbs 26:22 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Proverbs 26:23 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Burning lips and a wicked heart [are like] a potsherd covered with silver dross. Proverbs 26:24 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; Proverbs 26:25 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for [there are] seven abominations in his heart. Proverbs 26:26 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [Whose] hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be showed before the [whole] congregation. Proverbs 26:27 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. Proverbs 26:28 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} A lying tongue hateth [those that are] afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

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