Proverbs 26:1-12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
1 Like snow in summer, like rain in harvest,
honor for a fool is out of place.
2 Like the sparrow in its flitting, like the swallow in its flight,
a curse uncalled-for never lands.
3 The whip for the horse, the bridle for the ass,
and the rod for the back of fools.
4 Do not answer fools according to their folly,
lest you too become like them.
5 Answer fools according to their folly,
lest they become wise in their own eyes.
6 Those who send messages by a fool
cut off their feet; they drink down violence.
7 A proverb in the mouth of a fool
hangs limp, like crippled legs.
8 Giving honor to a fool
is like entangling a stone in the sling.
9 A thorn stuck in the hand of a drunkard
is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
10 An archer wounding all who pass by
is anyone who hires a drunken fool.
11 As dogs return to their vomit,
so fools repeat their folly.
12 You see those who are wise in their own eyes?
There is more hope for fools than for them.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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