Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

As a dog turned back upon his vomit, the foolish one repeated in 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 The great God that formed all things gives the fool his hire, and the transgressor his wages. 11 As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly. 12 See a man wise in his own eyes? there is more hope of a fool than of him.



Cross References

2 Peter 2:22

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog has turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Exodus 8:15

But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

Matthew 12:45

Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

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