Proverbs 26:8

Overview - Proverbs 26
Observations about fools;
13 about sluggards;
17 and about contentious busy-bodies.
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Proverbs 26:8  (King James Version)
As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

bindeth a stone in a sling
Hebrew putteth a precious stone in
a heap of stones. This probably refers, as Coverdale understands it, to the custom of throwing a stone to the heap under which a criminal was buried. So the Vulgate, {Sicut qui mittit lapidem in acervum Mercurii; ita qui tribuit insipienti honorem,} "As he who throws a stone to Mercury's heap, so is he who gives honour to a fool." Mercury was a heathen god of highways; and stones were erected in different parts to guide the traveller: hence those lines of Dr. Young,

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