New International Version
Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
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.
Proverbs 26:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Cutteth off the feet - Sending by such a person is utterly useless. My old MS. Bible translates well: Halt in feet and drinking wickednesse that sendith wordis bi a foole messager. Nothing but lameness in himself can vindicate his sending it by such hands; and, after all, the expedient will be worse than the total omission, for he is likely to drink wickedness, i.e., the mischief occasioned by the fool's misconduct. Coverdale nearly hits the sense as usual: "He is lame of his fete, yee dronken is he in vanite, that committeth eny thinge to a foole."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryOne Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Sending a message by the hands of a fool is like cutting off one's feet or drinking poison.
Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool.
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