1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
26:1 ¶ As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so, unbecoming to a dullard is honour.
26:2 ¶ As a sparrow in wandering, as a swallow in flying, so, a causeless curse, shall not alight.
26:3 ¶ A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of dullards.
26:4 ¶ Do not answer a dullard, according to his folly, lest, even thou thyself, become like him;
26:5 Answer a dullard according to his folly, lest he become wise in his own eyes.
26:6 ¶ One who cutteth off feet, one who drinketh down wrong, is he who sendeth a message by the hand of a dullard.
26:7 Useless are the legs of the lame, and a proverb, in the mouth of a dullard.
26:8 Like tying a stone to a sling, so, is he that giveth honour, to a dullard.
26:9 A brier cometh into the hand of a drunken-man, a proverb into the mouth of dullards.
26:10 ¶ [As] an archer who woundeth every thing, [so] one who hireth a dullard, and a drunkard crossing the sea.
26:11 ¶ As, a dog, returneth onto his own vomit, a dullard, repeateth his folly.
26:12 ¶ Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eye,more hope of a dullard, than of him!
26:13 ¶ Saith the sluggard, A roaring lion in the road! A tearing lion in the midst of the broadways.
26:14 ¶ The door, turneth on its hinges, and, the sluggard, upon his bed.
26:15 ¶ The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
26:16 ¶ Wiser is the sluggard in his own eyes, than, seven persons, who can answer with judgment.
26:17 ¶ As he who layeth hold of the ears of a dog, is a passer-by, who giveth vent to his wrath over a quarrel, not his!
26:18 ¶ As a madman throwing firebrands, arrows and death,
26:19 So, is a man who deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Was not, I, in sport?
26:20 ¶ Without wood a fire is quenched, and, where there is no tattler, strife is hushed.
26:21 Black coal to burning blocks, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man, for kindling strife.
26:22 the words of a tattler, are dainties, they, therefore go down into the chambers of the inner man.
26:23 ¶ Dross silver overlaid upon earthenware, so are burning lips, with a mischievous heart:
26:24 ¶ With his lips, the hater dissembleth, but, within himself, he layeth up deceit:
26:25 Though he make gracious his voice, do not trust him, for, seven abominations, are in his heart:
26:26 Hatred may clothe itself with guile, his wickedness shall be disclosed in the convocation.
26:27 ¶ He that diggeth a pit, thereinto, shall fall, and, he that rolleth a stone, upon himself, shall it return.
26:28 ¶ A false tongue, hateth them who are crushed by it, and, a flattering mouth, worketh occasion of stumbling.
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