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Proverbs 26:7

    Proverbs 26:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The legs of the lame hang loose: So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The legs of one who has no power of walking are hanging loose; so is a wise saying in the mouth of the foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    The legs of the lame hang loose: So is a parable 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The legs of the lame hang loose: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

    Definitions for Proverbs 26:7

    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 26:7

    Or, Take away the legs of the lame man, and the parable that is in the mouth of fools: both are alike useless to their possessors. Other meanings are:

    (1) "The legs of the lame man are feeble, so is parable in the mouth of fools."

    (2) "the lifting up of the legs of a lame man, i. e., his attempts at dancing, are as the parable in the mouth of fools."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 26:7

    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.