Proverbs 26:6
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King James Version
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

Darby Bible Translation
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh damage.

World English Bible
One who sends a message by the hand of a fool is cutting off feet and drinking violence.

Young's Literal Translation
He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.

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King James Translators' Notes

damage: or, violence

Geneva Study Bible

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off {c} the feet, {d} and drinketh damage.

(c) That is, of the messenger whom he sends.

(d) That is, receives damage by it.Proverbs 26:6 Parallel Commentaries

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We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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