1Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest,
2Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying,
3A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
4Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
5Answer a fool as his folly deserves,
6He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence
7Like the legs which are useless to the lame,
8Like one who binds a stone in a sling,
9Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard,
10Like an archer who wounds everyone,
11Like a dog that returns to its vomit
12Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
13The sluggard says, There is a lion in the road!
14As the door turns on its hinges,
15The sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
16The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
17Like one who takes a dog by the ears
18Like a madman who throws
19So is the man who deceives his neighbor,
20For lack of wood the fire goes out,
21Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
22The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels,
23Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross
24He who hates disguises it with his lips,
25When he speaks graciously, do not believe him,
26Though his hatred covers itself with guile,
27He who digs a pit will fall into it,
28A lying tongue hates those it crushes,
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not seemly for a fool.
As snow in summer, and rain in harvest, so glory is not seemly for a fool.
Darby Bible Translation
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour beseemeth not a fool.
English Revised Version
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Webster's Bible Translation
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest; so honor is not seemly for a fool.
World English Bible
Like snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Young's Literal Translation
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honour is not comely for a fool.
LibraryOne Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. …
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