Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor 1 is not fitting for a fool. 2
Jud 9:7,20,56,57; 1Sa 12:17,18; Es 3:1-15; Es 4:6,9; Ps 12:8; Ps 15:4; Ps 52:1; Pr 26:3; Pr 28:16; Ec 10:5-7
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1 sn “Honor” in this passage probably means respect, external recognition of worth, accolades, advancement to high position, etc. All of these would be out of place with a fool; so the sage is warning against elevating or acclaiming those who are worthless. See also J. A. Emerton, “Notes on Some Passages in the Book of Proverbs,” VT 15 (1965): 271-79.
2 sn The first twelve verses of this chapter, Prov 26:1-12, are sometimes called “the Book of Fools” because they deal with the actions of fools.