Proverbs 26:9
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New Living Translation
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a thorny branch brandished by a drunk.

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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

26:9 A thorn - As a thorn is in a drunkard's hand, which he cannot manage cautiously, but employs to his own and others hurt. So - As unprofitable, and, by accident, hurtful to himself and others.

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