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Proverbs 10:26

    Proverbs 10:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like acid drink to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the hater of work to those who send him.

    Webster's Revision

    As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him.

    World English Bible

    As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:26

    As vinegar to the teeth - The acid softening and dissolving the alkali of the bone, so as to impair their texture, and render them incapable of masticating; and as smoke affects the eyes, irritating their tender vessels, so as to give pain and prevent distinct vision; so the sluggard, the lounging, thriftless messenger, who never returns in time with the desired answer.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:26

    The teeth set on edge by the sour wine used by peasants Ruth 2:14; Psalm 69:21, the eye irritated by wood-smoke, these shadow the annoyance of having a messenger who will loiter on the way.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:26

    10:26 So - Unserviceable and vexatious.