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Proverbs 26

26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. (26:1) "As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool."
26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. (26:3) "A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back."
Whip horses and strike the backs of foolish people with rods.
What the Bible says about torture

(26:4-5)
"Answer not a fool according to his folly ...
Answer a fool according to his folly."

26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
26:6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
26:8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
26:9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools. (26:9) "As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools."
26:10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. (26:11) "As a dog returneth to his vomit"
26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. (26:12-17)

(26:12) "Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him."

26:13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
26:14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. (26:14) "As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed."
26:15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. (26:15-17)

(26:15) "The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth."

(26:16) "The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason."

(26:17) "He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears."

26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
26:17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
26:18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
26:19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. (26:20-28)

(26:20) "Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth."

(26:21) "As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife."

(26:22) "The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly."

26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
26:23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
26:24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; (26:24-25) "He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not."
Should we believe everything?
26:25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
26:26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
26:27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. (26:27) "Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him."

(26:28) "A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin."

26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

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