Is there a contradiction in the holy scriptures?
“Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.” Proverbs 26:4-5
There is a seemingly apparent contradiction between verses 4 and 5 of Proverbs 26. Verse 4 says not to answer a fool and verse 5 commands us to answer a fool according to his folly.
The video below from The Mind of Christ reconciles this difficulty.