Proverbs 27:22

“Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Though thou shouldest bray a foole in a morter among wheate with a pestell, yet will not his foolishnesse depart from him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, {Yet} his foolishness will not depart from him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.
- Basic English Bible

If thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his folly depart from him.
- Darby Bible

Though thou shouldst bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
- Webster's Bible

Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.
- World English Bible

If thou dost beat the foolish in a mortar, Among washed things -- with a pestle, His folly turneth not aside from off him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle among groats, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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