Luke 6:39

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 6:39

And hee spake a parable vnto them, Can the blinde leade the blinde? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he spake also a parable unto them, Can the blind guide the blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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?
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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?
- Weymouth Bible

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

And he seide to hem a liknesse, Whether the blynde may leede the blynde? ne fallen thei not bothe `in to the diche?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he spake a simile to them, `Is blind able to lead blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 6:39

Wesley's Notes for Luke 6:39


6:39 He spake a parable - Our Lord sometimes used parables when he knew plain and open declarations would too much inflame the passions of his hearers. It is for this reason he uses this parable, Can the blind lead the blind? - Can the scribes teach this way, which they know not themselves? Will not they and their scholars perish together? Can they make their disciples any better than themselves? But as for those who will be my disciples, they shall be all taught of God; who will enable them to come to the measure of the stature of the fulness of their Master. Be not ye like their disciples, censuring others, and not amending yourselves. #Mt 15:14|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 6:39


Lu 6:39 Can the blind lead the blind? See notes on "Mt 15:14".

Discussion for Luke 6:39

  • Susan Dalton on Luke 6:39
    Luke 6:39. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? As Jesus spoke to these people at that time He was aware of the society in which the people lived and how people related to one another. In our society and in our relationships with people the same conditions can be seen. Some people may feel that some get a gain off of someone else; the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Or, if that's what it takes to make it, that's what a person has to do in this society. Jesus said not so. If the one person is blind, and the righteous blind their eye also, then both are blind and both will fall into the ditch. Keeping one's eye from becoming blind may be the only light the blind see - and it keeps the seeing from falling into the ditch also.


 

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