Proverbs 27:22
Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.
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Proverbs 23:25
May your father and mother be glad, and may she who gave you birth rejoice!

Exodus 12:30
During the night Pharaoh got up--he and all his officials and all the Egyptians--and there was loud wailing in Egypt; for there was no house without someone dead.

Exodus 14:5
When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, "What have we done? We have released Israel from serving us."

Exodus 15:9
The enemy declared, 'I will pursue, I will overtake. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword; my hand will destroy them.'

2 Chronicles 28:22, 23
In the time of his distress, King Ahaz became even more unfaithful to the LORD. . . .

Isaiah 1:5
Why do you want more beatings? Why do you keep rebelling? Your head has a massive wound, and your whole heart is afflicted.

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain. You finished them off, but they refused to accept discipline. They have made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.

Jeremiah 44:15, 16
Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, all the women standing by--a great assembly--along with all the people who were living in the land of Egypt at Pathros, answered Jeremiah, . . .

Revelation 16:10, 11
And the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness, and men began to gnaw their tongues in anguish . . .

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

King James Bible
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, you will not separate his foolishness from him.

International Standard Version
Though you crush a fool in a mortar and pestle as someone might crush grain, his stupidity still won't leave him.

NET Bible
If you should pound the fool in the mortar among the grain with the pestle, his foolishness would not depart from him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you strike a fool in the assembly, you do not help him, neither do you remove his foolishness.
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