Proverbs 26:8
Good News Translation
Praising someone who is stupid makes as much sense as tying a stone in a sling.

Contemporary English Version
Are you going to honor a fool? Why not shoot a slingshot with the rock tied tight?

Douay-Rheims Bible
As he that casteth a stone into the heap of Mercury: so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

New American Bible
Giving honor to a fool is like entangling a stone in the sling.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As he that casteth a stone into the heap of Mercury: so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Proverbs 26:1 As snow in summer, and rain in harvest, so glory is not seemly for a fool.

Proverbs 19:10 Delicacies are not seemly for a fool: nor for a servant to have rule over princes.

Proverbs 30:22 By a slave when he reigneth: by a fool when be is filled with meat:

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
7As a lame man hath fair legs in vain: so a parable is unseemly in the mouth of fools. 8As he that casteth a stone into the heap of Mercury: so is he that giveth honour to a fool.9As if a thorn should grow in the hand of a drunkard: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.…
Cross References
Proverbs 26:7
As a lame man hath fair legs in vain: so a parable is unseemly in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 26:9
As if a thorn should grow in the hand of a drunkard: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Additional Translations
Like binding a stone into a sling is the giving of honor to a fool.As he that binds a stone in a sling, so is he that gives honor to a fool.

As one that bindeth a stone in a sling, So is he that giveth honor to a fool.

He that binds up a stone in a sling, is like one that gives glory to a fool.

As a bag of gems in a stoneheap, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

As a bag of gems in a heap of stones, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honor to a fool.

As one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.

As one who is binding a stone in a sling, So is he who is giving honour to a fool.
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