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Proverbs 26:8-10 The Voice (VOICE)

Like one who ties a stone in his slingshot,
    so is one who honors a fool.
Like a thorn in the hand of a drunkard,
    so is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
10 Like an archer who shoots at random and injures everyone,
    so is a person who hires a fool or someone off the street.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 26:10 Meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
The Voice (VOICE)

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Proverbs 26:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

Like tying a stone in a sling
    is the giving of honor to a fool.
Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand
    is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
10 Like an archer who wounds at random
    is one who hires a fool or any passer-by.

New International Version (NIV)

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