Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

New American Standard Bible

Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

King James Version

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Holman Bible

Though you grind a fool
in a mortar with a pestle along with grain,
you will not separate his foolishness from him.

International Standard Version

Though you crush a fool in a mortar and pestle as someone might crush grain, his stupidity still won't leave him.

A Conservative Version

Though thou should pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Amplified


Even though you pound a [hardened, arrogant] fool [who rejects wisdom] in a mortar with a pestle like grain,
Yet his foolishness will not leave him.

Bible in Basic English

Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.

Darby Translation

If thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his folly depart from him.

Julia Smith Translation

If thou shalt pound the foolish in a mortar in the midst of the grain with a pestle, thou shalt not remove from him his folly.

King James 2000

Though you should crush a fool in a mortar among grain with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If you crush a fool in the mortar with the pestle {along with} the crushed grain, it will not drive folly from upon him.

Modern King James verseion

Though you should pound a fool in a bowl with a bar in the midst of wheat, his foolishness will not depart from him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Though thou shouldest bray a fool with a pedestal in a mortar like oatmeal, yet will not his foolishness go from him.

NET Bible

If you should pound the fool in the mortar among the grain with the pestle, his foolishness would not depart from him.

New Heart English Bible

Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.

The Emphasized Bible

Though thou pound a fool in a mortar, amidst grain, with a pestle, his folly, will not depart from him.

Webster

Though thou shouldst bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

World English Bible

Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.

Youngs Literal Translation

If thou dost beat the foolish in a mortar, Among washed things -- with a pestle, His folly turneth not aside from off him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּתשׁ 
Kathash 
Usage: 1

a fool
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

in a mortar
מכתּשׁ 
Maktesh 
Usage: 2

תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

רפה ריפה 
Riyphah 
Usage: 2

with a pestle
עלי 
`eliy 
Usage: 1

yet will not his foolishness
אוּלת 
'ivveleth 
Usage: 25

שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

References

Context Readings

All About Life

21 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is tried by his praise. 22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, Yet will not his foolishness depart from him. 23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, And look well to thy herds:



Cross References

Proverbs 23:35

They have stricken me,'shalt thou say , and I was not hurt; They have beaten me, and I felt it not: When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Jeremiah 5:3

O Jehovah, do not thine eyes look upon truth? thou hast stricken them, but they were not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Isaiah 1:5

Why will ye be still stricken, that ye revolt more and more? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Exodus 12:30

And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

Exodus 14:5

And it was told the king of Egypt that the people were fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?

Exodus 15:9

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

2 Chronicles 28:22-23

And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against Jehovah, this same king Ahaz.

Jeremiah 44:15-16

Then all the men who knew that their wives burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great assembly, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,

Revelation 16:10-11

And the fifth poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast; and his kingdom was darkened; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

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