New American Standard Bible
Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So 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.
Darby Bible Translation
As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
World English Bible
Like a thornbush that goes into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Young's Literal Translation
A thorn hath gone up into the hand of a drunkard, And a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 26:9 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Better: "As a thorn which is lifted up in the hand of the drunkard" etc. As such a weapon so used may do mischief to the man himself or to others, so may the sharp, keen-edged proverb when used by one who does not understand it.
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
Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.
Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.
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