Luke 6:39 And He also spoke a parable to them: "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And He also spoke a parable to them: "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?

King James Version

And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

Holman Bible

He also told them a parable: "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?

International Standard Version

He also told them a parable: "One blind person can't lead another blind person, can he? Both will fall into a ditch, won't they?

A Conservative Version

And he spoke a parable to them. Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a ditch?

American Standard Version

And he spake also a parable unto them, Can the blind guide the blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?

Amplified

He further told them a proverb: Can a blind [man] guide and direct a blind [man]? Will they not both stumble into a ditch or a hole in the ground?

An Understandable Version

Then Jesus told them a parable [i.e., a brief story to illustrate His teaching]: "Can a blind person lead a blind person? Will not both of them fall into a ditch?

Anderson New Testament

And he spoke a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Will not both fall into the pit?

Bible in Basic English

And he gave them teaching in the form of a story, saying, Is it possible for one blind man to be guide to another? will they not go falling together into a hole?

Common New Testament

He also told them a parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Daniel Mace New Testament

And by way of comparison he said to them, can the blind lead the blind without tumbling both into the ditch?

Darby Translation

And he spoke also a parable to them: Can a blind man lead a blind man? shall not both fall into the ditch?

Godbey New Testament

And He spoke a parable unto them, Whether is the blind able to lead the blind? will they not both fall into the ditch?

Goodspeed New Testament

And he used a figure saying, "Can one blind man lead another? Will they not both fall into a hole?

John Wesley New Testament

And he spoke a parable to them, Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a ditch?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he spoke a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the pit?

Julia Smith Translation

And he spake to them a parable, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

King James 2000

And he spoke a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he also told them a parable: "Surely a blind person cannot lead the blind, [can he]? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Modern King James verseion

And He spoke a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he put forth a similitude unto them, "Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both then fall into the ditch?

Moffatt New Testament

He also told them a parabolic word: "Can one blind man lead another? will they not both fall into a pit?

Montgomery New Testament

He also told them a parable. "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?

NET Bible

He also told them a parable: "Someone who is blind cannot lead another who is blind, can he? Won't they both fall into a pit?

New Heart English Bible

He spoke a parable to them. "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?

Noyes New Testament

And he spoke also a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a ditch?

Sawyer New Testament

And he spoke also a parable to them; Can the blind lead the blind? Will not both fall into the pit?

The Emphasized Bible

He spake, moreover, a parable also, unto them: Can, the blind, guide, the blind? will not, both, fall into, a ditch?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? will they not both fall into the pit?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then, speaking in parables, Jesus said: "Can one blind man guide another? Will they not both fall into a ditch?

Webster

And he spoke a parable to them; Can the blind lead the blind? will they not both fall into the ditch?

Weymouth New Testament

He also spoke to them in figurative language. "Can a blind man lead a blind man?" He asked; "would not both fall into the ditch?

Williams New Testament

Then He told them a story: "Can one blind man lead another? Will they not both fall into the ditch?

World English Bible

He spoke a parable to them. "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?

Worrell New Testament

And He spake also a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Worsley New Testament

And He said to them by way of parable, Can a blind man guide a blind man? will they not both fall into a ditch?

Youngs Literal Translation

And he spake a simile to them, 'Is blind able to lead blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he spake
ἔπω 
Epo 
Usage: 824

παραβολή 
Parabole 
Usage: 38


Usage: 0

δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

the blind
τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
Usage: 34
Usage: 34

ὁδηγέω 
Hodegeo 
Usage: 2

πίπτω πέτω 
Pipto 
Usage: 56

not
οὐχί 
Ouchi 
not, nay, not, not so
Usage: 32

ἀμφότερος 
amphoteros 
Usage: 8

πίπτω πέτω 
Pipto 
Usage: 56

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Plain: On Judging Others

38 "Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." 39 And He also spoke a parable to them: "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 "A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.


Cross References

Matthew 15:14

"Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

Isaiah 9:16

For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind, All of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;

Jeremiah 6:15

"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down," says the LORD.

Jeremiah 8:12

"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, And they did not know how to blush; Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down," Says the LORD.

Jeremiah 14:15-16

"Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who are prophesying in My name, although it was not I who sent them--yet they keep saying, 'There will be no sword or famine in this land'--by sword and famine those prophets shall meet their end!

Micah 3:6-7

Therefore it will be night for you--without vision, And darkness for you--without divination The sun will go down on the prophets, And the day will become dark over them.

Zechariah 11:15-17

The LORD said to me, "Take again for yourself the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

Matthew 23:16-26

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.'

Matthew 23:33

"You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?

Romans 2:19

and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.



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