Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

As a dog who returns to his vomit, [is] a fool who repeats his folly.

New American Standard Bible

Like a dog that returns to its vomit
Is a fool who repeats his folly.

King James Version

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

Holman Bible

As a dog returns to its vomit,
so a fool repeats his foolishness.

International Standard Version

A dog that returns to its vomit is like a fool who reverts to his folly.

American Standard Version

As a dog that returneth to his vomit,'so is a fool that repeateth his folly.

Amplified


Like a dog that returns to his vomit
Is a fool who repeats his foolishness.

Bible in Basic English

Like a dog going back to the food which he has not been able to keep down, is the foolish man doing his foolish acts over again.

Darby Translation

As a dog turneth back to its vomit, so a fool repeateth his folly.

Julia Smith Translation

As a dog turned back upon his vomit, the foolish one repeated in his folly.

King James 2000

As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like a dog returning to his vomit [is] a fool reverting to his folly.

Modern King James verseion

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as the dog turneth again to his vomit, even so a fool beginneth his foolishness again afresh.

NET Bible

Like a dog that returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

New Heart English Bible

As a dog that returns to his vomit, so is a fool who repeats his folly.

The Emphasized Bible

As, a dog, returneth onto his own vomit, a dullard, repeateth his folly.

Webster

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

World English Bible

As a dog that returns to his vomit, so is a fool who repeats his folly.

Youngs Literal Translation

As a dog hath returned to its vomit, A fool is repeating his folly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As a dog
כּלב 
Keleb 
dog
Usage: 32

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
שׁנה 
Shanah 
Usage: 1058
Usage: 22

to his vomit
קיא קא 
Qe' 
Usage: 4

so a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

Context Readings

All About Fools

10 [As] an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool, and he who hires those who pass by. 11 As a dog who returns to his vomit, [is] a fool who repeats his folly. 12 See thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than of him.



Cross References

2 Peter 2:22

But that of the TRUE proverb has happened to them, The dog returning to his own vomit, and the sow that washed to wallowing in mire.

Exodus 8:15

But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart, and did not hearken to them, as LORD had spoken.

Matthew 12:45

Then it goes, and takes with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and having enter in, they dwell there. And the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So it will also be to this evil generation.

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