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Praise for a fool is out of place, like snow in summer or rain at harvest time.
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As snow in summer, and rain in harvest, so glory is not seemly for a fool.
1 Samuel 12:17,18 Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call upon the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain: and you shall know, and see that you yourselves have done a great evil in the sight of the Lord, in desiring a king over you. . . .
Judges 9:7,20,56,57 This being told to Joatham, he went, and stood on the top of Mount Garizim: and lifting up his voice, he cried, and said: Hear me, ye men of Sichem, so may God hear you. . . .
Esther 3:1 After these things, king Assuerus advanced Aman, the son of Amadathi, who was of the race of Agag: and he set his throne above all the princes that were with him.
Esther 4:6,9 And Athach going out went to Mardochai, who was standing in the street of the city, before the palace gate: . . .
Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou hast multiplied the children of men.
Psalm 15:4 In his sight the malignant is brought to nothing: but he glorifieth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his neighbour, and deceiveth not;
Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were by an error proceeding from the face of the prince: . . .
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1As snow in summer, and rain in harvest, so glory is not seemly for a fool.2As a bird flying to other places, and a sparrow going here or there: so a curse uttered without cause shall come upon a man.…
1 Samuel 12:17
Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call upon the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain: and you shall know, and see that you yourselves have done a great evil in the sight of the Lord, in desiring a king over you.
Eloquent words do not become a fool, nor lying lips a prince.
Delicacies are not seemly for a fool: nor for a servant to have rule over princes.
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