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If you let a fool deliver a message, you might as well cut off your own feet; you are asking for trouble.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.
Proverbs 10:26 The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Proverbs 13:17 The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to him that sent him, for he refresheth his soul.
Numbers 13:31 But the others, that had been with him, said: No, we are not able to go up to this people, because they are stronger than we.
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…5Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise. 6He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.7As a lame man hath fair legs in vain: so a parable is unseemly in the mouth of fools.…
Additional TranslationsLike cutting off one’s own feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.He that sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet, and drinks damage.
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool Cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh in damage.
He that sends a message by a foolish messenger procures for himself a reproach from his own ways.
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off [his own] feet, [and] drinketh damage.
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh in damage.
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
One who sends a message by the hand of a fool is cutting off feet and drinking violence.
He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.
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