Proverbs 26:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Answere a foole according to his folly, lest hee be wise in his owne conceit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Answer a fool as his folly {deserves,} That he not be wise in his own eyes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own conceit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give a foolish man a foolish answer, or he will seem wise to himself.
- Basic English Bible

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
- Darby Bible

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
- Webster's Bible

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
- World English Bible

Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 26:5


26:5 According - So as his folly needs and requires, convincing him strongly, reproving him sharply, and exposing him to just shame.


Discussion for Proverbs 26:5

  • Tim belau of kincumber nsw for verse 5
    well.. if a fool said to me "there are no absolutes! " then i would say "and your absolutly sure are you? " thus i didnt argue with him i just showed him that he was being a fool cause his statment already contains its own absolutes... i shut his mouth using his own words.. vis a vis jared hard!

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