A stone is heavy and the sand is weighty,
but vexation by a fool is heavier than both of them. Bible see other translations

“vexation by a fool.” This is the figure of speech amphibologia, one thing is stated but has two meanings.a The verse can and does mean both the provocation that a fool causes to someone else, and what happens when a fool is provoked—he causes such a scene, lashing out, yelling, accusing, etc.

[See figure of speech “amphibologia.”]

Cp. E. W. Bullinger, Figures of Speech Used in the Bible, 804.

Commentary for: Proverbs 27:3