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Proverbs 26:8-10 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Give honor to a fool and watch it backfire—
like a stone tied to a slingshot.
The statements of a fool will hurt others[a]
like a thorn bush brandished by a drunk.
10 Like a reckless archer shooting arrows at random
is the impatient employer
who hires just any fool who comes along—
someone’s going to get hurt![b]


  1. Proverbs 26:9 As translated from the Aramaic.
  2. Proverbs 26:10 Implied in the context. This is a difficult verse to translate and it reads quite differently in the Aramaic and the Septuagint. The Aramaic is “A fool suffers much like a drunkard crossing the sea.” The Septuagint reads “Every fool endures much hardship and his fury comes to nothing.”
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