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A fool can use a proverb about as well as crippled people can use their legs.
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As a lame man hath fair legs in vain: so a parable is unseemly in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 26:9 As if a thorn should grow in the hand of a drunkard: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent words do not become a fool, nor lying lips a prince.
Psalm 50:16-21 But to the sinner God hath said: Why dost thou declare my justices, and take my covenant in thy mouth? . . .
Psalm 64:8 And their tongues against them are made weak. All that saw them were troubled;
Matthew 7:4,5 Or how sayest thou to thy brother: Let me cast the mote out of thy eye; and behold a beam is in thy own eye? . . .
Luke 4:23 And he said to them: Doubtless you will say to me this similitude: Physician, heal thyself. As great things as we have heard done in Capharnaum, do also here in thy own country.
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…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.8As he that casteth a stone into the heap of Mercury: so is he that giveth honour to a fool.…
He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.
As he that casteth a stone into the heap of Mercury: so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
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