Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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?

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
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 and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye measure out it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spoke a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the pit? 40 The disciple is not above his master, but any one that is as the master shall be perfect.


Cross References

Matthew 15:14

Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into a pit.

Isaiah 9:16

For the governors of this people are deceivers, and those who are governed by them are lost.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? no, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush; therefore, they shall fall among those that shall fall: at the time that I visit them they shall fall, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 8:12

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among those that should fall: when I visit them, they shall fall, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 14:15-16

Therefore thus hath the LORD said concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name which I did not send and that say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.

Micah 3:6-7

Therefore the vision shall be made night unto you, and darkness unto those that divine, and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.

Zechariah 11:15-17

And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

Matthew 23:16-26

Woe unto you, ye blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

Matthew 23:33

Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the judgment of hell?

Romans 2:19

and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness,

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to the doctrine which is according to godliness,

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

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