Proverbs 26:9
Good News Translation
A fool quoting a wise saying reminds you of a drunk trying to pick a thorn out of his hand.

Contemporary English Version
A thornbush waved around in the hand of a drunkard is no worse than a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As if a thorn should grow in the hand of a drunkard: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

New American Bible
A thorn stuck in the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
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.10Judgment determineth causes: and he that putteth a fool to silence, appeaseth anger.…
Cross References
Proverbs 26:8
As he that casteth a stone into the heap of Mercury: so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Proverbs 26:10
Judgment determineth causes: and he that putteth a fool to silence, appeaseth anger.

Additional Translations
Like a thorn that falls into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.

As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Thorns grow in the hand of a drunkard, and servitude in the hand of fools.

[As] a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the month of fools.

As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Like a thornbush that goes into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

A thorn hath gone up into the hand of a drunkard, And a parable in the mouth of fools.
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