Like a lame man's legs, which hang useless,
    is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like one who binds the stone in the sling
    is (A)one who gives honor to a fool.
Like (B)a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard
    is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
10 Like an archer who wounds everyone
    is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.[a]
11 Like (C)a dog that returns to his vomit
    is (D)a fool who repeats his folly.
12 Do you see a man who is (E)wise in his own eyes?
    (F)There is more hope for a fool than for him.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 26:10 Or hires a fool or passersby

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