Parallel Verses

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 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?

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 will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive." 39 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? 40 A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher.


Cross References

Matthew 15:14

Leave them! They are blind guides. If someone who is blind leads another who is blind, both will fall into a pit."

Isaiah 9:16

The leaders of this nation were misleading people, and the people being led were destroyed.

Isaiah 56:10

All their watchmen are blind, they are unaware. All of them are like mute dogs, unable to bark. They pant, lie down, and love to snooze.

Jeremiah 6:15

Are they ashamed because they have done such shameful things? No, they are not at all ashamed. They do not even know how to blush! So they will die, just like others have died. They will be brought to ruin when I punish them," says the Lord.

Jeremiah 8:12

Are they ashamed because they have done such disgusting things? No, they are not at all ashamed! They do not even know how to blush! So they will die just like others have died. They will be brought to ruin when I punish them, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 14:15-16

I did not send those prophets, though they claim to be prophesying in my name. They may be saying, 'No war or famine will happen in this land.' But I, the Lord, say this about them: 'War and starvation will kill those prophets.'

Micah 3:6-7

Therefore night will fall, and you will receive no visions; it will grow dark, and you will no longer be able to read the omens. The sun will set on these prophets, and the daylight will turn to darkness over their heads.

Zechariah 11:15-17

Again the Lord said to me, "Take up once more the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

Matthew 23:16-26

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple is bound by nothing. But whoever swears by the gold of the temple is bound by the oath.'

Matthew 23:33

You snakes, you offspring of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

Romans 2:19

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

1 Timothy 6:3-5

If someone spreads false teachings and does not agree with sound words (that is, those of our Lord Jesus Christ) and with the teaching that accords with godliness,

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves.

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