New Living Translation
Trusting a fool to convey a message is like cutting off one's feet or drinking poison!
King James Bible
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
Darby Bible Translation
He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh damage.
World English Bible
One who sends a message by the hand of a fool is cutting off feet and drinking violence.
Young's Literal Translation
He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.
Proverbs 26:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:6 Cutteth off the feet - Of his messenger; bids one go that wants legs. Drinketh - Drinking, in scripture, frequently denotes the plentiful doing or receiving of any thing.
Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.
Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools, or they will become wise in their own estimation.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is as useless as a paralyzed leg.
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