Biblical Contradiction? Reconciling Proverbs 26:4-5

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.

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

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