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Proverbs 27:22

22  xCrush a fool in a mortar with a pestle

along with crushed grain,

yet his folly will not depart from him.

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Proverbs 27:22 — The New International Version (NIV)

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar,

grinding them like grain with a pestle,

you will not remove their folly from them.

Proverbs 27:22 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle,

Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Proverbs 27:22 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 You cannot separate fools from their foolishness,

even though you grind them like grain with mortar and pestle.

Proverbs 27:22 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,

Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Proverbs 27:22 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 Even if you ground up a foolish person like grain in a bowl,

you couldn’t remove the foolishness.

Proverbs 27:22 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain,

Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Proverbs 27:22 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 If thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his folly depart from him.

Proverbs 27:22 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 If you crush a stubborn fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain,

even then his stupidity will not leave him.

Proverbs 27:22 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 Though you grind a fool

in a mortar with a pestle along with grain,

you will not separate his foolishness from him.

Proverbs 27:22 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle

along with crushed grain,

but the folly will not be driven out.

Proverbs 27:22 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 If you crush a fool in the mortar with the pestle along with the crushed grain,

it will not drive folly from upon him.

Proverbs 27:22 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

22 You can grind a foolish person in a mill.

You can grind him as you would grind grain with a tool.

But you can’t remove his foolishness from him.

Proverbs 27:22 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

22 Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,

Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.