Proverbs 26:2

2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Proverbs 26:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
ESV
2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.
NLT
2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim.
MSG
2 You have as little to fear from an undeserved curse as from the dart of a wren or the swoop of a swallow.
CSB
2 Like a flitting sparrow or a fluttering swallow, an undeserved curse goes nowhere.

Proverbs 26:2 In-Context

1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.
2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!
4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Numbers 23:8; S Deuteronomy 23:5
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