Proverbs 26:6
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New American Standard Bible
He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
He is cutting off feet, he is drinking injury, Who is sending things by the hand of a fool.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Cutteth off the feet - Mutilates him, spoils the work which the messenger ought to fulfill.

Drinketh damage - i. e., "has to drink full draughts of shame and loss" (compare Job 15:16).

Proverbs 26:6 Parallel Commentaries

We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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