New Living Translation
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is as useless as a paralyzed leg.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:7 The legs - Heb. the legs of the lame are lifted up, in going, or in dancing, which is done with great inequality and uncomeliness. So - No less incident are wise and pious speeches from a foolish and ungodly man.
Trusting a fool to convey a message is like cutting off one's feet or drinking poison!
Honoring a fool is as foolish as tying a stone to a slingshot.
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