1 – As snow in summer, and rain in harvest, so glory is not seemly for a fool.
2 – As a bird flying to other places, and a sparrow going here or there: so a curse uttered without cause shall come upon a man.
3 – A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools.
4 – Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou be made like him.
5 – Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise.
6 – He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.
7 – As a lame man hath fair legs in vain: so a parable is unseemly in the mouth of fools.
8 – As he that casteth a stone into the heap of Mercury: so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
9 – As if a thorn should grow in the hand of a drunkard: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
10 – Judgment determineth causes: and he that putteth a fool to silence, appeaseth anger.
11 – As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that repeateth his folly.
12 – Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.
13 – The slothful man saith: There is a lion in the way, and a lioness in the roads.
14 – As the door turneth upon its hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
15 – The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and it grieveth him to turn it to his mouth.
16 – The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that speak sentences.
17 – As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man’s quarrel.
18 – As he is guilty that shooteth arrows, and lances unto death :
19 – So is the man that hurteth his friend deceitfully: and when he is taken, saith: I did it in jest.
20 – When the wood faileth, the fire shall go out: and when the talebearer is taken away, contentions shall cease.
21 – As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so an angry man stirreth up strife.
22 – The words of a talebearer are as it were simple, but they reach to the innermost parts of the belly.
23 – Swelling lips joined with a corrupt heart, are like an earthen vessel adorned with silver dross.
24 – An enemy is known by his lips, when in his heart he entertaineth deceit.
25 – When he shall speak low, trust him not: because there are seven mischiefs in his heart.
26 – He that covereth hatred deceitfully, his malice shall be laid open in the public assembly.
27 – He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return to him.
28 – A deceitful tongue loveth not truth: and a slippery mouth worketh ruin.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.