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Proverbs 26:1

    Proverbs 26:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not seemly for a fool.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like snow in summer and rain when the grain is being cut, so honour is not natural for the foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not seemly for a fool.

    World English Bible

    Like snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 26:1

    As snow in summer - None of these is suitable to the time; and at this unsuitable time, both are unwelcome: so a fool to be in honor is unbecoming.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 26:1

    In Palestine there is commonly hardly any rain from the early showers of spring to October. Hence, "rain in harvest" became sometimes (see the marginal reference) a supernatural sign, sometimes, as here, a proverb for whatever was strange and incongruous.