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Proverbs 26:9

    Proverbs 26:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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.

    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 that 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.

    Barnes' Notes 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.