New American Standard Bible
Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
King James Bible
The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Darby Bible Translation
The legs of the lame hang loose; so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
World English Bible
Like the legs of the lame that hang loose: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Young's Literal Translation
Weak have been the two legs of the lame, And a parable in the mouth of fools.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Or, Take away the legs of the lame man, and the parable that is in the mouth of fools: both are alike useless to their possessors. Other meanings are:
(1) "The legs of the lame man are feeble, so is parable in the mouth of fools."
(2) "the lifting up of the legs of a lame man, i. e., his attempts at dancing, are as the parable in the mouth of fools."
LibraryWe Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly, …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.
Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.
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