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26 - King Solomon, The Book of Proverbs (KJV) 
The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885). The Book of Proverbs.
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1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
3 A * whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.
4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in † his own conceit.
6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh ∥ damage.
7 The legs of the lame † are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
8∥ As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
9As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
10∥ The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
13* The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
14As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
17 He that passeth by, and∥ meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
18 As a mad man who casteth † firebrands, arrows, and death,
19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
21*As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
24 He that hateth ∥ dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
25 When he † speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
26Whose∥ hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
27* Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
[* ] Ps. 32. 9. ch. 10 13.
[† ] Heb. his own eyes.
[∥ ] Or, violence.
[† ] Heb. are lifted up.
[∥ ] Or, As he that putteth a precious stone in an heap of stones.
[∥ ] Or, A great man grieveth all, and he hireth the fool, he hireth also transgressors.
[* ] 2 Pet. 2. 22.
[† ] Heb. iterateth his folly.
[* ] ch. 22. 13.
[* ] ch. 19. 24
[∥ ] Or, he is weary.
[∥ ] Or, is enraged.
[† ] Heb. flames, or, sparks.
[† ] Heb. Without wood.
[* ] ch. 22. 10.
[∥ ] Or, whisperor.
[† ] Heb. is silent.
[* ] ch 15. 18 & 29 22.
[* ] ch. 18. 8.
[† ] Heb. chambers.
[∥ ] Or, is known.
[† ] Heb. maketh his voice gracious.
[∥ ] Or, hatred is covered in secret.
[* ] Ps. 7. 15, 16 & 9. 15. Eccles. 10 8.