Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Weak have been the two legs of the lame, And a parable in the mouth of fools.

New American Standard Bible

Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

King James Version

The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Holman Bible

A proverb in the mouth of a fool
is like lame legs that hang limp.

International Standard Version

Useless legs to the lame that's what a proverb quoted by a fool is.

A Conservative Version

The legs of a lame man hang loose. So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

American Standard Version

The legs of the lame hang loose: So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Amplified

Like the legs of a lame man which hang loose, so is a parable in the mouth of a fool.

Bible in Basic English

The legs of one who has no power of walking are hanging loose; so is a wise saying in the mouth of the foolish.

Darby Translation

The legs of the lame hang loose; so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Like unto the way that the one who is lame walks, so is a proverb in the mouth of the fool.

Julia Smith Translation

The legs of the lame were weak, and a parable in the mouth of the foolish.

King James 2000

The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] legs that hang limp from a lame person, so [is] a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Modern King James verseion

The legs of the lame are not equal; so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as in a lame man his legs are not equal, even so is a parable in the fool's mouth.

NET Bible

Like legs that hang limp from the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

New Heart English Bible

Like the legs of the lame that hang loose: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

The Emphasized Bible

Useless are the legs of the lame, and a proverb, in the mouth of a dullard.

Webster

The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

World English Bible

Like the legs of the lame that hang loose: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁוק 
Showq 
Usage: 19

of the lame
פּסּח 
Picceach 
Usage: 14

are not equal
דּלל 
Dalal 
Usage: 9

so is a parable
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 39

in the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

References

American

Hastings

Context Readings

All About Fools

6 He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool. 7 Weak have been the two legs of the lame, And a parable in the mouth of fools. 8 As one who is binding a stone in a sling, So is he who is giving honour to a fool.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:9

A thorn hath gone up into the hand of a drunkard, And a parable in the mouth of fools.

Psalm 50:16-21

And to the wicked hath God said: What to thee -- to recount My statutes? That thou liftest up My covenant on thy mouth?

Psalm 64:8

And they cause him to stumble, Against them is their own tongue, Every looker on them fleeth away.

Proverbs 17:7

Not comely for a fool is a lip of excellency, Much less for a noble a lip of falsehood.

Matthew 7:4-5

or, how wilt thou say to thy brother, Suffer I may cast out the mote from thine eye, and lo, the beam is in thine own eye?

Luke 4:23

And he said unto them, 'Certainly ye will say to me this simile, Physician, heal thyself; as great things as we heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country;'

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