1 As the snow in the Summer, and as the rain in the Harvest are not meet, so is honor unseemly for a fool.
2 As the sparrow by flying, and the swallow by flying escape, so the curse that is causeless, shall not come.
3 Unto the horse belongeth a whip, to the ass a bridle, and a rod to the fool’s back.
4 Answer not a fool [a]according to his foolishness, lest thou also be like him.
5 Answer a fool [b]according to his foolishness, lest he be wise in his own [c]conceit.
6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool, is as he that cutteth off [d]the feet, [e]and drinketh iniquity.
7 As they that lift up the legs of the lame, so is a parable in a fool’s mouth.