Chapter 26

Only four chapters to go! I am proud of you that you have hung in there to this point. Elizabeth Murray did not give up (homeless girl) and received a four year academic scholarship to Harvard University! In verse 20 it talks about gossip and how our words can hurt people. I was hurt many times by my fellow classmates and especially guys in my neighborhood making fun of me because I was so big! I ran pretty fast for a fat kid or else I would have been beaten up more than I was! Bur God had a plan! My first year in Football (soph.) there were some of those same guys who where seniors were playing across from me that did beat me up when I was in 5-8 grade. I did remember that and hit them as hard as I could, legally. Vengeance is mine says the Lord! It is in Romans 12:19 (look it up!)

  1. As snow in summer and rain in harvest,
    So honor is not fitting for a fool.

  2. Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow,
    So a curse without cause shall not alight.

  3. A whip for the horse,
    A bridle for the donkey,
    And a rod for the fool’s back.

  4. Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
    Lest you also be like him.

  5. Answer a fool according to his folly,
    Lest he be wise in his own eyes.

  6. He who sends a message by the hand of a fool
    Cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.

  7. Like the legs of the lame that hang limp
    Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

  8. Like one who binds a stone in a sling
    Is he who gives honor to a fool.

  9. Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard
    Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

  10. The great God who formed everything
    Gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages.

  11. As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    So a fool repeats his folly.

  12. Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
    There is more hope for a fool than for him.

  13. The lazy man says, “There is a lion in the road!
    A fierce lion is in the streets!”

  14. As a door turns on its hinges,
    So does the lazy man on his bed.

  15. The lazy man buries his hand in the bowl;It wearies him to bring it back to his

  16. The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes
    Than seven men who can answer sensibly.

  17. He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own
    Is like one who takes a dog by the ears.

  18. Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and

  19. Is the man who deceives his neighbor,
    And says, “I was only joking!”

  20. Where there is no wood, the fire goes out;
    And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.

  21. As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire,
    So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

  22. The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles,
    And they go down into the inmost body.

  23. Fervent lips with a wicked heart
    Are like earthenware covered with silver dross.

  24. He who hates, disguises it with his lips,
    And lays up deceit within himself;

  25. When he speaks kindly, do not believe him,
    For there are seven abominations in his heart;

  26. Though his hatred is covered by deceit,
    His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.

  27. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it,
    And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.

  28. A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it,
    And a flattering mouth works ruin.