Proverbs 26:5
Context
Similitudes and Instructions

1As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool. 2As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. 3A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. 4Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like to him. 5Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. 6He that sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet, and drinks damage. 7The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 8As he that binds a stone in a sling, so is he that gives honor to a fool. 9As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools. 10The great God that formed all things both rewards the fool, and rewards transgressors. 11As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly. 12See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 13The slothful man said, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. 14As the door turns on his hinges, so does the slothful on his bed. 15The slothful hides his hand in his bosom; it grieves him to bring it again to his mouth. 16The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason. 17He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears. 18As a mad man who casts firebrands, arrows, and death, 19So is the man that deceives his neighbor, and said, Am not I in sport? 20Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases. 21As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. 22The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 23Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. 24He that hates dissembles with his lips, and lays up deceit within him; 25When he speaks fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. 26Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be showed before the whole congregation. 27Whoever digs a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolls a stone, it will return on him. 28A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.
Cross References
Matthew 16:1
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven.


Matthew 21:24
And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.


Romans 12:16
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.


Proverbs 3:7
Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.


Proverbs 26:6
He that sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet, and drinks damage.


Proverbs 26:12
See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.


Proverbs 28:11
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.


Treasury of Scripture

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

fool

1 Kings 22:24-28 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said...

Jeremiah 36:17,18 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How did you write all these words at his mouth...

Matthew 15:1-3 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying...

Matthew 16:1-4 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven...

Matthew 21:23-27 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said...

Matthew 22:15-32 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk...

Luke 12:31-21 But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added to you...

Luke 13:23-30 Then said one to him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said to them...

John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you...

John 9:26-33 Then said they to him again, What did he to you? how opened he your eyes...

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Why rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

lest

Proverbs 26:12 See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits...

conceit

Isaiah 5:21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Strong's Concordance
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Topical Bible
Conceit Deserves Folly Fool Foolish Lest Seem Wise
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Proverbs Chapter 26 Verse 5

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