Proverbs 26read and compare multiple versions of the Bible
American Standard Version
Proverbs 26 (ASV)
 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not seemly for a fool.
 As the sparrow in her wandering, as the swallow in her flying, So the curse that is causeless alighteth not.
 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, And a rod for the back of fools.
 Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou also be like unto him.
 Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own conceit.
 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool Cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh in damage.
 The legs of the lame hang loose: So is a parable in the mouth of fools.
 As one that bindeth a stone in a sling, So is he that giveth honor to a fool.
 As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.
 As an archer that woundeth all, So is he that hireth a fool and he that hireth them that pass by.
 As a dog that returneth to his vomit, So is a fool that repeateth his folly.
 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
 The sluggard saith, There is a lion in the way; A lion is in the streets.
 As the door turneth upon its hinges, So doth the sluggard upon his bed.
 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish; It wearieth him to bring it again to his mouth.
 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit Than seven men that can render a reason.
 He that passeth by, and vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, Is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
 As a madman who casteth firebrands, Arrows, and death,
 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, And saith, Am not I in sport?
 For lack of wood the fire goeth out; And where there is no whisperer, contention ceaseth.
 As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to inflame strife.
 The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts.
 Fervent lips and a wicked heart Are like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.
 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips; But he layeth up deceit within him:
 When he speaketh fair, believe him not; For there are seven abominations in his heart:
 Though his hatred cover itself with guile, His wickedness shall be openly showed before the assembly.
 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; And he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.
 A lying tongue hateth those whom it hath wounded; And a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Proverbs 26 (KJVS)
 As snow H7950 in summer H7019, and as rain H4306 in harvest H7105, so honour H3519 is not seemly H5000 for a fool H3684.
 As the bird H6833 by wandering H5110 (8800), as the swallow H1866 by flying H5774 (8800), so the curse H7045 causeless H2600 shall not come H935 (8799).
 A whip H7752 for the horse H5483, a bridle H4964 for the ass H2543, and a rod H7626 for the fool’s H3684 back H1460.
 Answer H6030 (8799) not a fool H3684 according to his folly H200, lest thou also be like H7737 (8799) unto him.
 Answer H6030 (8798) a fool H3684 according to his folly H200, lest he be wise H2450 in his own conceit H5869.
 He that sendeth H7971 (8802) a message H1697 by the hand H3027 of a fool H3684 cutteth off H7096 (8764) the feet H7272, [and] drinketh H8354 (8802) damage H2555.
 The legs H7785 of the lame H6455 are not equal H1809 (8804): so [is] a parable H4912 in the mouth H6310 of fools H3684.
 As he that bindeth H6872 (8675) H6887 (8800) a stone H68 in a sling H4773, so [is] he that giveth H5414 (8802) honour H3519 to a fool H3684.
 [As] a thorn H2336 goeth up H5927 (8804) into the hand H3027 of a drunkard H7910, so [is] a parable H4912 in the mouth H6310 of fools H3684.
 The great H7227 [God] that formed H2342 (8789) all [things] both rewardeth H7936 (8802) the fool H3684, and rewardeth H7936 (8802) transgressors H5674 (8802).
 As a dog H3611 returneth H7725 (8804) to his vomit H6892, [so] a fool H3684 returneth H8138 (8802) to his folly H200.
 Seest H7200 (8804) thou a man H376 wise H2450 in his own conceit H5869? [there is] more hope H8615 of a fool H3684 than of him.
 The slothful H6102 [man] saith H559 (8804), [There is] a lion H7826 in the way H1870; a lion H738 [is] in the streets H7339.
 [As] the door H1817 turneth H5437 (8735) upon his hinges H6735, so [doth] the slothful H6102 upon his bed H4296.
 The slothful H6102 hideth H2934 (8804) his hand H3027 in [his] bosom H6747; it grieveth H3811 (8738) him to bring it again H7725 (8687) to his mouth H6310.
 The sluggard H6102 [is] wiser H2450 in his own conceit H5869 than seven men H7651 that can render H7725 (8688) a reason H2940.
 He that passeth by H5674 (8802), [and] meddleth H5674 (8693) with strife H7379 [belonging] not to him, [is like] one that taketh H2388 (8688) a dog H3611 by the ears H241.
 As a mad H3856 (8700) [man] who casteth H3384 (8802) firebrands H2131, arrows H2671, and death H4194,
 So [is] the man H376 [that] deceiveth H7411 (8765) his neighbour H7453, and saith H559 (8804), Am not I in sport H7832 (8764)?
 Where no H657 wood H6086 is, [there] the fire H784 goeth out H3518 (8799): so where [there is] no talebearer H5372, the strife H4066 ceaseth H8367 (8799).
 [As] coals H6352 [are] to burning coals H1513, and wood H6086 to fire H784; so [is] a contentious H4079 (8675) H4066 man H376 to kindle H2787 (8771) strife H7379.
 The words H1697 of a talebearer H5372 [are] as wounds H3859 (8693), and they go down H3381 (8804) into the innermost parts H2315 of the belly H990.
 Burning H1814 (8801) lips H8193 and a wicked H7451 heart H3820 [are like] a potsherd H2789 covered H6823 (8794) with silver H3701 dross H5509.
 He that hateth H8130 (8802) dissembleth H5234 (8735) with his lips H8193, and layeth up H7896 (8799) deceit H4820 within H7130 him;
 When he speaketh H6963 fair H2603 (8762), believe H539 (8686) him not: for [there are] seven H7651 abominations H8441 in his heart H3820.
 [Whose] hatred H8135 is covered H3680 (8691) by deceit H4860, his wickedness H7451 shall be shewed H1540 (8735) before the [whole] congregation H6951.
 Whoso diggeth H3738 (8802) a pit H7845 shall fall H5307 (8799) therein: and he that rolleth H1556 (8802) a stone H68, it will return H7725 (8799) upon him.
 A lying H8267 tongue H3956 hateth H8130 (8799) [those that are] afflicted H1790 by it; and a flattering H2509 mouth H6310 worketh H6213 (8799) ruin H4072.
Young’s Literal Translation
Proverbs 26 (YLT)
 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honour is not comely for a fool.
 As a bird by wandering, as a swallow by flying, So reviling without cause doth not come.
 A whip is for a horse, a bridle for an ass, And a rod for the back of fools.
 Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou be like to him-even thou.
 Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.
 He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.
 Weak have been the two legs of the lame, And a parable in the mouth of fools.
 As one who is binding a stone in a sling, So is he who is giving honour to a fool.
 A thorn hath gone up into the hand of a drunkard, And a parable in the mouth of fools.
 Great is the Former of all, And He is rewarding a fool, And is rewarding transgressors.
 As a dog hath returned to its vomit, A fool is repeating his folly.
 Thou hast seen a man wise in his own eyes, More hope of a fool than of him!
 The slothful hath said, ‘A lion is in the way, A lion is in the broad places.’
 The door turneth round on its hinge, And the slothful on his bed.
 The slothful hath hid his hand in a dish, He is weary of bringing it back to his mouth.
 Wiser is the slothful in his own eyes, Than seven men returning a reason.
 Laying hold on the ears of a dog, Is a passer-by making himself wrath for strife not his own.
 As one pretending to be feeble, Who is casting sparks, arrows, and death,
 So hath a man deceived his neighbour, And hath said, ‘Am not I playing?’
 Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,
 Coal to burning coals, and wood to fire, And a man of contentions to kindle strife.
 The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.
 Silver of dross spread over potsherd, Are burning lips and an evil heart.
 By his lips doth a hater dissemble, And in his heart he placeth deceit,
 When his voice is gracious trust not in him, For seven abominations are in his heart.
 Hatred is covered by deceit, Revealed is its wickedness in an assembly.
 Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And the roller of a stone, to him it turneth.
 A lying tongue hateth its bruised ones, And a flattering mouth worketh an overthrow!