New American Standard Bible
Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.
King James Bible
As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
Darby Bible Translation
As a bag of gems in a stoneheap, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
World English Bible
As one who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.
Young's Literal Translation
As one who is binding a stone in a sling, So is he who is giving honour to a fool.
Proverbs 26:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
i. e., "To give honor to the fool is like binding a stone in a sling; you cannot throw it." In each case you misapply and so waste. Others render in the sense of the margin: To use a precious stone where a pebble would be sufficient, is not less foolish than to give honor to a fool.
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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
Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
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