New International Version
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, 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.
Proverbs 26:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As snow in summer - None of these is suitable to the time; and at this unsuitable time, both are unwelcome: so a fool to be in honor is unbecoming.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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. …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
1 Samuel 12:17
Is it not wheat harvest now? I will call on the LORD to send thunder and rain. And you will realize what an evil thing you did in the eyes of the LORD when you asked for a king."
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!
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