Proverbs 26:5
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New Living Translation
Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools, or they will become wise in their own estimation.

King James Bible
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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

26:5 According - So as his folly needs and requires, convincing him strongly, reproving him sharply, and exposing him to just shame.

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Matthew 16:1
One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.

Matthew 21:24
"I'll tell you by what authority I do these things if you answer one question," Jesus replied.

Romans 12:16
Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all!

Proverbs 3:7
Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 26:6
Trusting a fool to convey a message is like cutting off one's feet or drinking poison!

Proverbs 26:12
There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.

Proverbs 28:11
Rich people may think they are wise, but a poor person with discernment can see right through them.

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