Proverbs 26:2
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English Standard Version
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.

King James Bible
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

American Standard Version
As the sparrow in her wandering, as the swallow in her flying, So the curse that is causeless alighteth not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a bird flying to other places, and a sparrow going here or there: so a curse uttered without cause shall come upon a man.

English Revised Version
As the sparrow in her wandering, as the swallow in her flying, so the curse that is causeless lighteth not.

Webster's Bible Translation
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Proverbs 26:2 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

24 Better to sit on the top of a roof,

     Than a quarrelsome woman and a house in common.

A repetition of Proverbs 21:9.

Proverbs 26:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Numbers 23:8 How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD has not defied?

Deuteronomy 23:4,5 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt...

1 Samuel 14:28,29 Then answered one of the people, and said, Your father straightly charged the people with an oath, saying...

1 Samuel 17:43 And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

2 Samuel 16:12 It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

Nehemiah 13:2 Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them...

Psalm 109:28 Let them curse, but bless you: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let your servant rejoice.

Cross References
Numbers 23:8
How can I curse whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced?

Deuteronomy 23:5
But the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loved you.

2 Samuel 16:12
It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing today."

Proverbs 27:8
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.

Isaiah 16:2
Like fleeing birds, like a scattered nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon.

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