Context / meaning
Proverbs 26 [20.] For lack of wood a fire goes out.
Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.
As coals are to hot embers,
and wood to fire,
so is a contentious man to kindling strife.
The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels,
they go down into the innermost parts.
Like silver dross on an earthen vessel
are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.
A malicious man disguises himself with his lips,
but he harbors evil in his heart.
Proverbs 26 [25.] When his speech is charming, don’t believe him;
for there are seven abominations in his heart.
His malice may be concealed by deception,
but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it.
Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
A lying tongue hates those it hurts;
and a flattering mouth works ruin.
Proverbs 27 [1.] Don’t boast about tomorrow;
for you don’t know what a day may bring.
Let another man praise you,
and not your own mouth;
a stranger, and not your own lips.
A stone is heavy,
and sand is a burden;
but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
Wrath is cruel,
and anger is overwhelming;
but who is able to stand before jealousy?
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