Proverbs 26 01-28 ABV – Communication
Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, so a curse without cause shall not come.
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will also be like him.
Answer a fool as his folly deserves, that he not be wise in his own eyes.
He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
Like the legs which are useless to the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.
Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like an archer who wounds everyone, so is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.
Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
The sluggard says, There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!
As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed.
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is weary to bring it to his mouth again.
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than 7 men who can give a resonable answer.
He who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him, is like one who takes a dog by the ears.
Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows and death,
so is the man who deceives his neighbor, and says, Was I not joking?
Without wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, conflict quiets down.
Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
The words of a whisperer are like choice foods, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross are burning lips and a wicked heart.
He who hates, disguises it with his lips, and lays up deceit within.
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for there are 7 abominations in his heart.
Though his hatred covers itself with deception, his wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.
He who digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth works ruin.