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1 Like snow in summer and like arain in harvest,
So honor is not bfitting for a fool.
3 A awhip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
And a brod for the back of fools.
4 aDo not answer a fool according to his folly,
Or you will also be like him.
5 aAnswer a fool as his folly deserves,
That he not be bwise in his own eyes.
Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.
7 Like the legs which 1are useless to the lame,
So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
8 Like 1one who binds a stone in a sling,
So is he who gives honor to a fool.
9 Like a thorn which 1falls into the hand of a drunkard,
So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
10 1Like an archer who wounds everyone,
So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.
11 Like aa dog that returns to its vomit
12 Do you see a man awise in his own eyes?
bThere is more hope for a fool than for him.
13 The asluggard says, “There is a lion in the road!
A lion is 1in the open square!”
So does the asluggard on his bed.
15 The asluggard buries his hand in the dish;
He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again.
16 The sluggard is awiser in his own eyes
Than seven men who can 1give a discreet answer.
aFirebrands, arrows and death,
19 So is the man who adeceives his neighbor,
And says, “bWas I not joking?”
So is a acontentious man to kindle strife.
22 The awords of a whisperer are like dainty morsels,
And they go down into the 1innermost parts of the body.
Are burning lips and a wicked heart.
24 He who ahates disguises it with his lips,
For there are seven abominations in his heart.
26 Though his hatred acovers itself with guile,
His wickedness will be brevealed before the assembly.
27 He who adigs a pit will fall into it,
And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
28 A lying tongue hates 1those it crushes,
And a aflattering mouth works ruin.
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