Devotional Readings

Proverbs 26 – Speaking of Fools

I’ve mentioned before one of my life verses is.
Pro 17:28  Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

This should be the blogger’s, go to verse.

At risk in neglecting this excellent advice, let’s note that the fool, or the foolish are often spoken of in the Bible. We find Solomon writing most about these, as this chapter is an example. But also Moses, the Prophets, Jesus in the Gospels, as well as Paul and Peter, in their letters.

Here is today’s reading.

Pro 26:1  As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

Pro 26:3  A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool‘s back.

Pro 26:4  Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Pro 26:5  Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Pro 26:6  He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

Pro 26:7  The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Pro 26:8  As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Pro 26:9  As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Pro 26:10  The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

Pro 26:11  As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

In all total, fool is used about 200 times.
Genesis 1 Verse 1 Match
Numbers 1 Verse 1 Match
Deuteronomy 2 Verses 2 Matches
1 Samuel 2 Verses 2 Matches
2 Samuel 4 Verses 4 Matches
1 Chronicles 1 Verse 1 Match
2 Chronicles 1 Verse 1 Match
Job 6 Verses 6 Matches
Psalms 15 Verses 16 Matches
Proverbs 78 Verses 84 Matches
Ecclesiastes 23 Verses 25 Matches
Isaiah 4 Verses 4 Matches
Jeremiah 5 Verses 5 Matches
Lamentations 1 Verse 1 Match
Ezekiel 1 Verse 1 Match
Hosea 1 Verse 1 Match
Zechariah 1 Verse 1 Match
Matthew 7 Verses 7 Matches
Mark 1 Verse 1 Match
Luke 3 Verses 3 Matches
Romans 4 Verses 4 Matches
1 Corinthians 11 Verses 11 Matches
2 Corinthians 7 Verses 8 Matches
Galatians 2 Verses 2 Matches
Ephesians 2 Verses 2 Matches
1 Timothy 1 Verse 1 Match
2 Timothy 1 Verse 1 Match
Titus 2 Verses 2 Matches
1 Peter 1 Verse 1 Match

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