|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
Trusting a fool to convey a message is like cutting off one's feet or drinking poison!
King James Bible
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
American Standard Version
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool Cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh in damage.
Young's Literal Translation
He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.
Proverbs 26:6 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:6 Cutteth off the feet - Of his messenger; bids one go that wants legs. Drinketh - Drinking, in scripture, frequently denotes the plentiful doing or receiving of any thing.
Proverbs 26:6 Parallel CommentariesCuts Cutteth Cutting Damage Drinketh Drinking Drinks Feet Fool Foolish Hand Injury Message News One's Sending Sends ViolenceCuts Cutteth Cutting Damage Drinketh Drinking Drinks Feet Fool Foolish Hand Injury Message News One's Sending Sends ViolenceThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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