Proverbs 26

  1. In what ways does the passage 26:1-12 enforce the familiar injuction, ‘Don’t be a fool’? Among whom did Christ find ‘fools’?
    Cf. Matt. 7:26; 23:17; 25:2;
    Luke 11:40; 12:20; 24:25.
  2. What various kinds of wrong speech are exposed in 26:18 – 27:2?

Note: The ‘fool’ is one who is wilfully unresponsive to the teaching of divine wisdom, and, going his own self-chosen way, hurts himself and others.