Proverbs 26:8-10 Living Bible (TLB)
8 Honoring a rebel will backfire like a stone tied to a slingshot!
9 A rebel will misapply an illustration so that its point will no more be felt than a thorn in the hand of a drunkard.
10 The master may get better work from an untrained apprentice than from a skilled rebel!
Proverbs 26:8-10 New International Version (NIV)
8 Like tying a stone in a sling