Can you wrap your mind and heart around this Word?
Proverbs 26:4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
When reading Proverbs, I get into a rhythm. Most of them are “If, then” statements. Verse 4 basically says “don’t stoop to his level”. However, verse 5 takes it to a whole ‘notha level. The writer changes from telling you how you are affected to telling you how the other person is affected.
My version of Verse 5 = Answer a fool according to his way and he will continue to think he is right.
Is this what you get?