Proverbs 26:3-12

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,

and a rod for the backs of fools!

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

or you yourself will be just like him.

Answer a fool according to his folly,

or he will be wise in his own eyes.

Sending a message by the hands of a fool

is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison.

Like the useless legs of one who is lame

is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

Like tying a stone in a sling

is the giving of honor to a fool.

Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand

is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

Like an archer who wounds at random

is one who hires a fool or any passer-by.

As a dog returns to its vomit,

so fools repeat their folly.

Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?

There is more hope for a fool than for them.

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