Proverbs 26:1
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New American Standard Bible
Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

King James Bible
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

Darby Bible Translation
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour beseemeth not 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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

In Palestine there is commonly hardly any rain from the early showers of spring to October. Hence, "rain in harvest" became sometimes (see the marginal reference) a supernatural sign, sometimes, as here, a proverb for whatever was strange and incongruous.

Proverbs 26:1 Parallel Commentaries

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We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
1 Samuel 12:17
"Is it not the wheat harvest today? I will call to the LORD, that He may send thunder and rain. Then you will know and see that your wickedness is great which you have done in the sight of the LORD by asking for yourselves a king."

Proverbs 17:7
Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.

Proverbs 19:10
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.

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