Proverbs 25:19

“Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Confidence in an vnfaithfull man in time of trouble, is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of ioynt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Like} a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble Is `like' a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Putting one's faith in a false man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth and a shaking foot.
- Basic English Bible

A broken tooth, and a tottering foot, is confidence in an unfaithful [man] in the day of trouble.
- Darby Bible

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
- Webster's Bible

Confidence in someone unfaithful in time of trouble is like a bad tooth, or a lame foot.
- World English Bible

A bad tooth, and a tottering foot, [Is] the confidence of the treacherous in a day of adversity.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 25

  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
  • Timk
    Proverbs 25:2, along with Pa7ls admission to Timothy to study the scriptures is what drives me to find the truths of Gods word. I want to become a "king"
  • Margaret mbyru
    This is one of my favorite verses in the bible. I love because it always reminds me of how important it is to remain pure in heart. It also keeps reminding me for God to use me purification is not a matter of choice. God uses the vessel that's purified and ready to be used
  • Cathy-Austin Otekhile
    Verse 5 "take away the dross from the silver " whatever that is in our lives making us an unworthy vessels need to be taking away. We need to put off the old nature and then our vessels can become finer and ready for the master's use. Remember a little yeast leavened the whole lump.
  • Jason
    Proverbs 29:19 seems to naturally fit with verse 13 of same chapter. A faithful messenger is refreshing to his master, whereas the master, Jesus can not put confidence in an unfaithful man. That man is like a broken tooth, serves no purpose, or a foot out of joint. Imagine us as the body of Christ here on earth, with a mission to spread a message, the gospel in fact. A faithful messenger of the gospel will refresh our Lord, but an unfaithful man, who fails to properly function as a member of the body, proves useless, and weakens the body. How far can we get with a foot out of joint? We must work together, to please the King, not the pastors or the church folk, but be a messenger that proves faithful and refreshes the Lord with our obedience to the call, to go out into all the world, preach the gospel, and make disciples of all men....
  • HARY COLLINS
    As children of God, let us cultivate the habit of showing so much love to all our enemies, for it pleases our God to see us do so.

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