Proverbs 26:9
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English Standard Version
Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass,

   And a rod for the back of fools.

J. D. Michaelis supposes that the order should be reversed: a bridle for the horse, a whip for the ass; but Arnoldi has here discovered the figure of speech merismus (cf. Proverbs 10:1); and Hitzig, in the manner of the division, the rhythmical reason of the combination (cf. שׁם חם ויפת for שׁם יפת וחם): whip and bridle belong to both, for one whips a horse (Nehemiah 3:2) and also bridles him; one bridles an ass (Psalm 32:9) and also whips him (Numbers 22:28.). As whip and bridle are both serviceable and necessary, so also serviceable and necessary is a rod, לגו כּסילים, Proverbs 10:13; Proverbs 19:29.

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Proverbs 26:8 Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.

Proverbs 26:10 Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.

Cross References
Proverbs 26:8
Like one who binds the stone in the sling is one who gives honor to a fool.

Proverbs 26:10
Like an archer who wounds everyone is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.

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