Proverbs Chapter 26

Proverbs Chapter 26 #Relationships #Behavior #Attitude #Wisdom #Integrity


Relationships With People


  • 17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. Mind your own business or you may find your ears being chewed off or even worse – attacked by the aggressor of the argument.

  • 18 As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, 19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? Hurting one’s neighbor by the words that have come out of one’s mouth and then ending the discussion by saying “I was just kidding with you! OR, I was just trying to tell you what to do” does not negate the fact that we have hurt the person’s feelings. Apologize – really apologize. Apologizing and pouting at the same time does now work. It means that we apologized because someone told us to apologize, but we did not mean it.

  • 20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. 22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. 23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. Contention does not occur unless someone has opened up a can of worms with their mouth. Even if what we are repeating is the truth if it stirs up more strife among others then we don’t need to repeat it. When our words destroy others it is a sin! When what we have repeated destroys relationships we have sinned.

Lies and Talebearing

  • 24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; 25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. 28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.  A hateful person will always tell lies and say hateful things. 1 Peter 3:9-11  (KJV) speaks of staying away from evil – even if someone has done something hateful to us.” Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.” Being a two-faced person is always revealed eventually.26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.  So, when one plans the the demise of their friend with another person be prepared for it to come back on you.

  •  27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.  Psalm 7:15-16 (KJV) He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.”  

    Verse page

“>Proverbs 26:27 He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him. PVerse page

“>salm 7:15 He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made. Verse page

“>Ecclesiastes 10:8  He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall. Verse page

“>Psalm 35:7 For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.”

“The Fool”

In chapter 26 numerous descriptors provide us adequate information on how to determine if a person is acting and or speaking foolishly. How does one come to this decision? By making a judgment call based on what they present as their behavioral pattern.



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