Proverbs 26:4
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be like him.
Cross References
Matthew 7:6
Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak to a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 29:9
If a wise man goes to court with a fool, there will be raving and laughing with no resolution.

Isaiah 36:21
But the people remained silent and did not answer a word, for Hezekiah had commanded, "Do not answer him."

Treasury of Scripture
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like to him.

Proverbs 17:14
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Judges 12:1-6
And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with fire…

2 Samuel 19:41-43
And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan? …


Proverbs 26:3
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