Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 also told them a parable: “Can a blind man guide [another] blind man? Will they not both fall into 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?

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?

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
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he spake
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

παραβολή 
Parabole 
Usage: 38


Usage: 0

Can
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

References

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Plain: On Judging Others

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will they give into your lap; for, with what measure ye mete, shall it be measured back unto you. 39 He spake, moreover, a parable also, unto them: Can, the blind, guide, the blind? will not, both, fall into, a ditch? 40 A disciple is not above the teacher; but, when trained, every one shall be as his teacher.


Cross References

Matthew 15:14

Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall.

Isaiah 9:16

And they who should have led this people forward have been causing them to stray, - And, they who are led of them are destroyed,

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen, are blind None of them, know, All of them, are dumb dogs, they cannot bark, - Dreaming, sleeping, loving to slumber.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they led to turn pale because an abominable thing, they had done! Nay! they did not, at all turn pale, Nay! they did not so much as know how, to exhibit shame, Therefore, shall they fall among them who are falling, In the time when I punish them, shall they be overthrown, Saith Yahweh.

Jeremiah 8:12

Were they led to turn pale because an abominable thing, they had done? Nay! they did not, at all turn pale Nay! they did not so much as know how to exhibit shame! Therefore, shall they fall among them who are falling, In the time when they are punished, shall they be overthrown, Saith Yahweh:

Jeremiah 14:15-16

Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh concerning the prophets who are prophesying in my Name though, I, sent them not, and yet, they have beer, saying, Neither sword nor famine, shall there be in this land, - By sword or by famine, shall these prophets be consumed;

Micah 3:6-7

Therefore, shall it be night to you, for lack of vision, and darkness to you, for lack of divination, - and the sun, shall go in, over the prophets, and the day, shall be overcast because of them;

Zechariah 11:15-17

Then said Yahweh unto me, - Yet further take thee the implements of a worthless shepherd.

Matthew 23:16-26

Alas for you, blind guides! that say - Whosoever shall swear by the Temple, it is, nothing, but, whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, is bound:

Matthew 23:33

Serpents! broods of vipers! how should ye flee from the judgment of gehenna?

Romans 2:19

Art persuaded, moreover, that, thou thyself, art - a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone doth otherwise teach, and doth not adhere to healthful discourses - those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the teaching that is, according to godliness,

2 Timothy 3:13

Whereas, wicked men and howling impostors, will force their way to the worse, deceiving and being deceived.

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