Proverbs 26:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
408 [e]אַל־
’al-
NotAdv
6030 [e]תַּ֣עַן
ta-‘an
do answerV-Qal-Imperf.Jus-2ms
3684 [e]כְּ֭סִיל
kə-sîl
a foolN-ms
200 [e]כְּאִוַּלְתּ֑וֹ
kə-’iw-wal-tōw;
according to his follyPrep-k | N-fsc | 3ms
6435 [e]פֶּֽן־
pen-
lestConj
7737 [e]תִּשְׁוֶה־
tiš-weh-
be likeV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
  לּ֥וֹ
lōw
himPrep | 3ms
1571 [e]גַם־
ḡam-
alsoConj
859 [e]אָֽתָּה׃
’āt-tāh.
youPro-2ms









Hebrew Texts
משלי 26:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אַל־תַּ֣עַן כְּ֭סִיל כְּאִוַּלְתֹּ֑ו פֶּֽן־תִּשְׁוֶה־לֹּ֥ו גַם־אָֽתָּה׃

משלי 26:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אל־תען כסיל כאולתו פן־תשוה־לו גם־אתה׃

משלי 26:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אל־תען כסיל כאולתו פן־תשוה־לו גם־אתה׃

משלי 26:4 Hebrew Bible
אל תען כסיל כאולתו פן תשוה לו גם אתה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him.

King James Bible
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't answer a fool according to his foolishness or you'll be like him yourself.
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