Proverbs 26:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 26:9

As a thorne goeth vp into the hand of a drunkard; so is a parable in the mouth of fooles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Like} a thorn {which} falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`As' a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

[As] a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
- Darby Bible

As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
- Webster's Bible

Like a thornbush that goes into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
- World English Bible

A thorn hath gone up into the hand of a drunkard, And a parable in the mouth of fools.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As a thorn that cometh into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 26:9

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 26:9


26:9 A thorn - As a thorn is in a drunkard's hand, which he cannot manage cautiously, but employs to his own and others hurt. So - As unprofitable, and, by accident, hurtful to himself and others.


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