Proverbs 26:2

“As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As the bird by wandring, as the swallow by flying: so the curse causelesse shall not come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Like a sparrow in {its} flitting, like a swallow in {its} flying, So a curse without cause does not alight.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As the sparrow in her wandering, as the swallow in her flying, So the curse that is causeless alighteth not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As the sparrow in her wandering and the swallow in her flight, so the curse does not come without a cause.
- Basic English Bible

As the sparrow for flitting about, as the swallow for flying, so a curse undeserved shall not come.
- Darby Bible

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
- Webster's Bible

Like a fluttering sparrow, like a darting swallow, so the undeserved curse doesn't come to rest.
- World English Bible

As a bird by wandering, as a swallow by flying, So reviling without cause doth not come.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As the wandering sparrow, as the flying swallow, so the curse that is causeless shall come home.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 26:2


26:2 By flying - Secures itself from the fowler. Not come - Upon the innocent person, but he shall escape from it like a bird.


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