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 are not equal: 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.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 26 :7

Barnes's Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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