Proverbs 26:6
Good News Translation
If you let a fool deliver a message, you might as well cut off your own feet; you are asking for trouble.

Contemporary English Version
Sending a message by a fool is like chopping off your foot just to spite yourself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.

New American Bible
Those who send messages by a fool cut off their feet; they drink down violence.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.

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Proverbs 10:26 The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Proverbs 13:17 The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to him that sent him, for he refresheth his soul.

Numbers 13:31 But the others, that had been with him, said: No, we are not able to go up to this people, because they are stronger than we.

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
5Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise. 6He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.7As a lame man hath fair legs in vain: so a parable is unseemly in the mouth of fools.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:26
The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Proverbs 26:5
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise.

Proverbs 26:7
As a lame man hath fair legs in vain: so a parable is unseemly in the mouth of fools.

Additional Translations
Like cutting off one’s own feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.He that sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet, and drinks damage.

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool Cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh in damage.

He that sends a message by a foolish messenger procures for himself a reproach from his own ways.

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off [his own] feet, [and] drinketh damage.

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off his own feet, and drinketh in damage.

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

One who sends a message by the hand of a fool is cutting off feet and drinking violence.

He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.
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