Proverbs - 26

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1.c\;zfhyj;jpNy ciwe;j gdpAk;> mWg;Gf;fhyj;jpNy kioAk; jfhjJNghy> %lDf;F kfpik jfhJ.
 LIKE SNOW in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool.
2.milf;fyhd; FUtp miye;JNghtJNghYk;> jiftpyhd; FUtpgwe;JNghtJNghYk>; fhuzkpy;yhkypl;;l rhgk; jq;fhJ.
 Like the sparrow in her wandering, like the swallow in her flying, so the causeless curse does not alight.
3.Fjpiuf;Fr; rTf;Fk;> fOijf;Ff; fbthsKk;> %lDila KJFf;Fg; gpuk;Gk; Vw;wJ.
 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a [straight, slender] rod for the backs of [self-confident] fools.
4.%lDf;F mtd; kjpaPdj;jpd;gb kWcj;juT nfhlhNj@ nfhLj;jhy; ePAk; mtidg;Nghyhtha;.
 Answer not a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.
5.%lDf;F mtd; kjpaPdj;jpd;gb kWcj;juT nfhL@ nfhlhtpl;lhy; mtd; jd; ghh;itf;F QhdpahapUg;ghd;.
 Answer a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes and conceit.
6.%ld; ifapNy nra;jp mDg;Gfpwtd; jd; fhy;fisNa jwpj;Jf;nfhz;L e\;lj;ij milfpwhd;.
 He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet [of satisfactory delivery] and drinks the damage.
7.nehz;bapd; fhy;fs; Fe;jpf;Fe;jp elf;Fk;> mg;gbNa %lhpd; thapYs;s ctikr;nrhy;Yk; Fe;Jk;.
 Like the legs of a lame man which hang loose, so is a parable in the mouth of a fool.
8.%lDf;Ff; fdj;ijf; nfhLf;fpwtd; ftzpNy fy;iyf;fl;Lfpwtd;Nghypg;ghd;.
 Like he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a [self-confident] fool.
9.%ld; thapy; mfg;gl;l gonkhop ntwpad; ifapy; mfg;gl;l Ks;S.
 Like a thorn that goes [without being felt] into the hand of a drunken man, so is a proverb in the mouth of a [self-confident] fool.
10.ngyj;jtd; midtiuAk; Nehfg;gz;zp> %lidAk; Ntiynfhs;Sfpwhd> kPwp elf;fpwth;fisAk; Ntiynfhs;Sfpwhd;.
 [But] like an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool or chance passers-by.
11.ehahdJ jhd; ff;fpdijj; jpd;Dk;gb jpUk;GtJNghy> %lDk; jd; %lj;jdj;;Jf;Fj; jpUk;Gfpwhd;.
 As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.
12.jd; ghh;itf;F QhdpahapUg;gtidf; fz;lhahdhy;> mtidg;ghh;f;fpYk; %lidf;Fwpj;J mjpf ek;gpf;ifahapUf;fyhk;.
 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes and conceit? There is more hope for a [self-confident] fool than for him.
13.topapNy rpq;fk; ,Uf;Fk;> eLtPjpapNy rpq;fk; ,Uf;Fk; vd;W Nrhk;Ngwp nrhy;Ythd;.
 The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way! A lion is in the streets!
14.fjT fPy;%isapy; MLfpwJNghy> Nrhk;NgwpAk; gLf;ifapy; Mbf;nfhz;bUf;fpwhd;.
 As the door turns on its hinges, so does the lazy man [move not from his place] upon his bed.
15.Nrhk;Ngwp jd; ifiaf; fyj;jpNy itj;J mijj; jd; tha;f;Fj; jpUk;g vLf;f tUj;jg;gLfpwhd;.
 The slothful and self-indulgent buries his hand in his bosom; it distresses and wearies him to bring it again to his mouth.
16.Gj;jpAs;s kW cj;juT nrhy;yj;jFk; VONgiug;ghh;f;fpYk; Nrhk;Ngwp jd; ghh;itf;F mjpf QhdKs;std;.
 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes and conceit than seven men who can render a reason and answer discreetly.
17.topNa Nghifapy; jdf;flhj tof;fpy; jiyapLfpwtd; ehiaf; fhijg; gpbj;jpOf;fpwtidg;NghypUf;fpwhd;.
 He who, passing by, stops to meddle with strife that is none of his business is like one who takes a dog by the ears.
18.nfhs;spfisAk; mk;GfisAk; rhTf;NfJthditfisAk; vwpfpw igj;jpaf;fhud; vg;gbapUf;fpwhNdh>
 Like a madman who casts firebrands, arrows, and death,
19.mg;gbNa> jdf;fLj;jtid tQ;rpj;J: ehd; tpisahl;Lf;fy;yNth nra;Njd; vd;W nrhy;Yfpw kD\Dk; ,Uf;fpwhd;.
 So is the man who deceives his neighbor and then says, Was I not joking?
20.tpwfpy;yhky; neUg;G mtpAk;@ Nfhs;nrhy;Yfpwtdpy;yhky; rz;il mlq;Fk;.
 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention ceases.
21.fhpfs; joYf;Fk;> tpwF neUg;Gf;Fk; VJthdJNghy> thJg;gphpad; rz;ilfis %l;Lfpwjw;F VJthdtd;.
 As coals are to hot embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man to inflame strife.
22.Nfhs;fhuDila thh;j;ijfs; tpisahl;Lg;Nghypf;Fk;@ MdhYk; mitfs; cs;sj;jpw;Fs; ijf;Fk;.
 The words of a whisperer or slanderer are like dainty morsels or words of sport [to some, but to others are like deadly wounds]; and they go down into the innermost parts of the body [or of the victim's nature].
23.Ner mdiyf; fhz;gpf;fpw cjLfNshL $ba jPaneQ;rk; nts;spg; G+R;R G+rpa Xl;ilg;NghypUf;Fk;.
 Burning lips [uttering insincere words of love] and a wicked heart are like an earthen vessel covered with the scum thrown off from molten silver [making it appear to be solid silver].
24.gifQd; jd; cs;sj;jpy; fglj;ij kiwj;J> jd; cjLfspdhy; #JNgRfpwhd;.
 He who hates pretends with his lips, but stores up deceit within himself.
25.mtd; ,jk;NgrpdhYk; mtid ek;ghNj@ mtd; ,Ujaj;jpy; VO mUtUg;Gfs; cz;L.
 When he speaks kindly, do not trust him, for seven abominations are in his heart.
26.gifia tQ;rfkha; kiwj;J itf;fpwtndtNdh> mtDila nghy;yhq;F kfh rigapNy ntspg;gLj;jg;gLk;.
 Though his hatred covers itself with guile, his wickedness shall be shown openly before the assembly.
27.gLFopia ntl;Lfpwtd; jhNd mjpy; tpOthd;@ fy;iyg; Gul;Lfpwtd;Nky; me;jf; fy; jpUk;g tpOk;.
 Whoever digs a pit [for another man's feet] shall fall into it himself, and he who rolls a stone [up a height to do mischief], it will return upon him.
28.fs;sehT jd;dhy; fpNyrg;gl;lth;isg; giff;Fk;@ ,r;rfk;NgRk;tha; mopit cz;Lgz;Zk;.
 A lying tongue hates those it wounds and crushes, and a flattering mouth works ruin.