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

  • Mr. Smith
    The "unfaithful man" in vs 19 speaks of the "old self/man" that Paul refers to in Eph 4:22-24. He is the "sense ruled" man. A person that only trusts in and relies on that which he can experience with the five senses will be unproductive (like a broken tooth or foot out of joint) and will have no rule over his spirit (vs 28). When a man rules his spirit, all things are possible.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 25:5 - Oh, that it could be so!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that a mild reply can soften one's demeanor. Speaking in a harsh way can cause one to harden themselves.
  • 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"
  • 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.

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