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1 Snow no more befits the summer, nor rain the harvest-time, than honours befit a fool.
Eccl 10:5-7  Ps 12:8  Ps 15:4  Prov 17:7  Prov 19:10  Prov 26:8  Prov 28:16 

2 As the sparrow escapes, and the swallow flies away, so the undeserved curse will never hit its mark.
Num 23:8  2Sam 16:12  1Sam 17:43  Prov 27:8  1Sam 14:28-29  Deut 23:4-5  Neh 13:2 

3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and for the backs of fools, a stick.
Ps 32:9  Prov 10:13  1Cor 4:21  2Cor 10:6  2Cor 13:2  Judg 8:5-7  Prov 17:10 

4 Do not answer a fool in the terms of his folly for fear you grow like him yourself.
1Pet 3:9  Prov 26:5  Isa 36:21  Jude 1:9  1Kgs 12:14  1Kgs 12:16  1Pet 2:21-23 

5 Answer a fool in the terms of his folly for fear he imagine himself wise.
Matt 16:1-4  Rom 12:16  Prov 28:11  John 8:7  John 9:26-33  Matt 21:23-27  Rom 11:25 

6 He wounds himself, he takes violence for his drink, who sends a message by a fool.
Prov 10:26  Prov 13:17  Prov 25:13  Num 13:31 

7 Unreliable as the legs of the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Prov 26:9  Luke 4:23  Matt 7:4-5  Ps 50:16-21  Ps 64:8  Prov 17:7 

8 As well tie the stone to the sling as pay honour to a fool.
Prov 26:1  Prov 30:22  Prov 19:10 

9 A thorn branch in a drunkard's hand, such is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Prov 23:35 

10 An archer wounding everyone, such is he who hires the passing fool and drunkard.
Rom 2:6  Prov 11:31 

11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool reverts to his folly.
2Pet 2:22  Exod 8:15  Matt 12:45 

12 You see someone who thinks himself wise? More to be hoped for from a fool than from him!
Prov 29:20  1Cor 3:18-19  Matt 21:31  Rom 12:16  Prov 26:5  Prov 28:11  Luke 7:44 

13 'A wild beast on the road!' says the idler, 'a lion in the streets!'
Prov 22:13  Prov 15:19  Prov 19:15 

14 The door turns on its hinges, the idler on his bed.
Heb 6:12  Prov 6:9-10  Prov 12:24  Prov 12:27  Prov 24:33 

15 Into the dish the idler dips his hand, but is too tired to bring it back to his mouth.
Prov 19:24 

16 The idler thinks himself wiser than seven people who answer with discretion.
Prov 26:12  Prov 12:15  1Pet 3:15 

17 He takes a stray dog by the ears, who meddles in someone else's quarrel.
2Tim 2:23-24  Luke 12:14  Prov 17:11  Prov 18:6  Prov 20:3 

18 Like a madman hurling firebrands, arrows and death,
Gen 49:23  Isa 50:11  Prov 7:23  Prov 25:18 

19 so is anyone who lies to a companion and then says, 'Aren't I amusing?'
Eph 5:4  Prov 10:23  2Pet 2:13  Prov 14:9  Prov 15:21 

20 No wood, and the fire goes out; no slanderer, and quarrelling dies down.
Prov 16:28  Jas 3:6  Prov 22:10  Prov 26:22 

21 Charcoal for live embers, wood for fire, and the quarrelsome for kindling strife.
Prov 15:18  Prov 29:22  1Kgs 12:2-3  1Kgs 12:20  2Sam 20:1  Ps 120:4  Prov 10:12 

22 The words of a slanderer are tasty morsels that go right down into the belly.
Prov 18:8  Ezek 22:9  Prov 20:19 

23 Base silver-plate on top of clay: such are fervent lips and a wicked heart.
Luke 22:47-48  Luke 11:39  Ezek 33:31  Matt 23:27  Prov 10:18  Prov 25:4  2Sam 20:9-10 

24 Whoever hates may hide it in speech, but deep within lies treachery;
Prov 12:20  Ps 41:6  Prov 10:18  Prov 11:1  Prov 12:5  Prov 12:17  Prov 14:8 

25 do not trust such a person's pretty speeches, since in the heart lurk seven abominations.
Prov 6:16-19  Jer 12:6  Ps 28:3  Matt 24:23  Jer 9:2-8  Ps 12:2  Mic 7:5 

26 Hatred may disguise itself with guile, to reveal its wickedness later in the assembly.
1Sam 18:17  1Sam 18:21  2Sam 3:27-30  2Sam 13:22-28  Gen 4:8  Ps 55:21-23 

27 Whoever digs a pit falls into it, the stone comes back on him that rolls it.
Prov 28:10  Esth 7:10  Eccl 10:8  Ps 7:15-16  Ps 9:15  Ps 10:2  Ps 57:6 

28 The lying tongue hates its victims, the wheedling mouth causes ruin.
Prov 29:5  John 8:40  John 8:44-49  John 10:32-33  John 15:22-24  Luke 20:20-21  Prov 6:24