Proverbs 26:11
Good News Translation
A fool doing some stupid thing a second time is like a dog going back to its vomit.

Contemporary English Version
Dogs return to eat their vomit, just as fools repeat their foolishness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that repeateth his folly.

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As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that repeateth his folly.

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Exodus 8:15 And Pharao seeing that rest was given, hardened his own heart, and did not hear them, as the Lord had commanded.

Matthew 12:45 Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is made worse than the first. So shall it be also to this wicked generation.

2 Peter 2:22 For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit; and: The sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

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Context
Similitudes and Instructions
10Judgment determineth causes: and he that putteth a fool to silence, appeaseth anger. 11As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that repeateth his folly.12Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.…
Cross References
2 Peter 2:22
For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit; and: The sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Exodus 8:15
And Pharao seeing that rest was given, hardened his own heart, and did not hear them, as the Lord had commanded.

Proverbs 23:35
And thou shalt say: They have beaten me, but I was not sensible of pain: they drew me, and I felt not: when shall I awake and find wine again?

Proverbs 26:10
Judgment determineth causes: and he that putteth a fool to silence, appeaseth anger.

Proverbs 27:22
Though thou shouldst bray a fool in the mortar, as when a pestle striketh upon sodden barley, his folly would not be taken from him.

Additional Translations
As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.

As a dog that returneth to his vomit,'so is a fool that repeateth his folly.

As when a dog goes to his own vomit, and becomes abominable, so is fool who returns in his wickedness to his own sin. [There is a shame that brings sin: and there is a shame that is glory and grace.]

As a dog turneth back to its vomit, [so] a fool repeateth his folly.

As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is a fool that repeateth his folly.

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

As a dog that returns to his vomit, so is a fool who repeats his folly.

As a dog hath returned to its vomit, A fool is repeating his folly.
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