as a dog

bible quote: as a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.

dogs can’t think like humans can

dogs can’t pray like humans can

dogs can’t weep for joy

any thoughts or comments?

Proverbs 26:11 As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that repeateth his folly.

Dogs will vomit and then will eat the vomit.

A fool that repeats his foolishness is just like dogs returning to their vomit. A fool likes his folly is the same as a dog likes his own vomit. Vomit is disgusting just as folly (sin) is.

D-R Bible, Haydock Commentary:

Ver. 11. Dog. This is the only animal which is known to do so. St. Peter uses this comparison to deter any from renouncing the faith; as the Fathers do, to shew the misery attending a relapse. Septuagint here add, “there is a confusion,” &c., taken from Ecclesiasticus iv. 25. (Calmet)

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