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Proverbs 26:4

bAnswer not a fool according to his folly,

lest you be like him yourself.

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Proverbs 26:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

or you yourself will be just like him.

Proverbs 26:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Answer not a fool according to his folly,

Lest thou also be like unto him.

Proverbs 26:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools,

or you will become as foolish as they are.

Proverbs 26:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

Lest you also be like him.

Proverbs 26:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Don’t answer fools when they speak foolishly,

or you will be just like them.

Proverbs 26:4 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Answer not a fool according to his folly,

Lest thou also be like unto him.

Proverbs 26:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Proverbs 26:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Do not answer a fool with his own stupidity, 

or you will be like him. 

Proverbs 26:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Don’t answer a fool according to his foolishness

or you’ll be like him yourself.

Proverbs 26:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Do not answer fools according to their folly,

or you will be a fool yourself.

Proverbs 26:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Do not answer a fool according to his folly

lest you become like him—even you.

Proverbs 26:4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Don’t answer a foolish person in keeping with his foolish acts.

If you do, you will be like him yourself.

Proverbs 26:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

Or you will also be like him.


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