New Living Translation
Honoring a fool is as foolish as tying a stone to a slingshot.
King James Bible
As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
Darby Bible Translation
As a bag of gems in a stoneheap, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
World English Bible
As one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.
Young's Literal Translation
As one who is binding a stone in a sling, So is he who is giving honour to a fool.
Proverbs 26:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:8 Bindeth - Whereby he hinders his own design of throwing the stone out of it. So - No less absurd is he that giveth to a fool that honour which he is not capable of using aright.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is as useless as a paralyzed leg.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a thorny branch brandished by a drunk.
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