Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

Even though like grain you should pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Though thou should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet his foolishness will not 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 As the crucible tests silver, and the furnace assays gold; so praise received tests a man. 22 Though you crush a fool in a mortar and pestle as someone might crush grain, his stupidity still won't leave him. 23 Keep well informed of the condition of your flocks and pay attention to your herds,



Cross References

Proverbs 23:35

"They struck me," you will say, "but I never felt it. They beat me, but I never knew it When will I wake up? I want another drink."

Jeremiah 5:3

LORD, don't your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they didn't flinch. You brought them to an end, but they refused to receive discipline. They made their faces harder than stone, and they refused to repent.

Isaiah 1:5

"Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? Your whole head is sick, and your whole heart is faint.

Exodus 12:30

Pharaoh got up during the night, he, all his officials, and all the Egyptians, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, because there was not a house without someone dead in it.

Exodus 14:5

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials changed toward the people, and they said, "What have we done in releasing Israel from serving us?"

Exodus 15:9

"The enemy said, "I'll pursue them, I'll overtake them, I'll divide the spoil. I'll satisfy my anger on them, I'll draw my sword, and my hand will bring them to ruin.'

2 Chronicles 28:22-23

In the midst of his troubles, King Ahaz became more and more unfaithful to the LORD.

Jeremiah 44:15-16

Then all the men who knew that their wives were offering sacrifices to other gods and all the women who were standing by a large group, including all the people who were living in the land of Egypt in Pathros answered Jeremiah:

Revelation 16:10-11

The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast. Its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed on their tongues in anguish

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