Proverbs 26:5
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King James Version
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.

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King James Translators' Notes

conceit: Heb. eyes

Geneva Study Bible

Answer a fool {b} according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

(b) Reprove him as the matter requires.Proverbs 26:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 16:1
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.

Matthew 21:24
And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Romans 12:16
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Proverbs 3:7
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 26:6
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

Proverbs 26:12
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 28:11
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

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