Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Like one who binds a stone in a sling,
So is he who gives honor to a fool.

King James Version

As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Holman Bible

Giving honor to a fool
is like binding a stone in a sling.

International Standard Version

Tying a stone to a sling that's what giving honor to a fool is.

A Conservative Version

As he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.

American Standard Version

As one that bindeth a stone in a sling, So is he that giveth honor to a fool.

Amplified


Like one who [absurdly] binds a stone in a sling [making it impossible to throw],
So is he who [absurdly] gives honor to a fool.

Bible in Basic English

Giving honour to a foolish man is like attempting to keep a stone fixed in a cord.

Darby Translation

As a bag of gems in a stoneheap, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

Julia Smith Translation

As a bundle of stones in a heap of stones, so he giving honor to the foolish one.

King James 2000

As he that binds a stone in a sling, so is he that gives honor to a fool.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like binding a stone in a sling, so [is] giving honor to a fool.

Modern King James verseion

As he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that setteth a fool in high dignity, that is even as if a man would bind a stone in a sling.

NET Bible

Like tying a stone in a sling, so is giving honor to a fool.

New Heart English Bible

As one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.

The Emphasized Bible

Like tying a stone to a sling, so, is he that giveth honour, to a dullard.

Webster

As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honor to a fool.

World English Bible

As one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.

Youngs Literal Translation

As one who is binding a stone in a sling, So is he who is giving honour to a fool.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As he that bindeth
צרר צרור 
Ts@rowr 
Usage: 10

in a sling
מרגּמה 
Margemah 
Usage: 1

so is he that giveth
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

כּבד כּבוד 
Kabowd 
Usage: 200

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

All About Fools

7 Like the legs which are useless to the lame,
So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
8 Like one who binds a stone in a sling,
So is he who gives honor to a fool.
9 Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard,
So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest,
So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 19:10

Luxury is not fitting for a fool;
Much less for a slave to rule over princes.

Proverbs 30:22

Under a slave when he becomes king,
And a fool when he is satisfied with food,

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