Proverbs 26:9

9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard’s hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

Read Proverbs 26:9 Using Other Translations

As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a thorny branch brandished by a drunk.