Proverbs 26 :9

Proverbs 26 :9 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.

King James Version (KJV)

As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.

American Standard Version (ASV)

As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Like a thorn which goes up into the hand of a man overcome by drink, so is a wise saying in the mouth of a foolish man.

Webster's Revision

As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable 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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the month of fools.

Definitions for Proverbs 26 :9

Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 26 :9

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 26 :9

Better: "As a thorn which is lifted up in the hand of the drunkard" etc. As such a weapon so used may do mischief to the man himself or to others, so may the sharp, keen-edged proverb when used by one who does not understand it.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 26 :9

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