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 for Proverbs 25:19

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 for Proverbs 25:19

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 25:19


25:17 Withdraw - Visit him not too frequently.

25:18 A sword - Is as cruel and pernicious as any instrument of death.

25:20 As vinegar - Which dissolves the nitre, and makes it useless and ineffectual.

25:21 Bread - By bread and water he understands all things necessary for his subsistence.


Discussion for Proverbs 25:19

  • Crystal patton on Proverbs 25:19
    I love this scripture, because man will let you down quite often and it shows us the importance of always believing in and trusting God in all of our everyday lives especially in the times of trouble. Man lets you down its a very weary thing, its best to just put all of our trust in our savior Jesus Christ.
  • Minister Quarles on Proverbs 25:19
    It's expressing the core of pain or discomfort of being betrayed by dishonesty. When a person's true intentions are revealed and they will, it's an uncomfortable and sometime painful experience. Most importantly, is the phrase "in a time of trouble" that means, it's a time that you did them to come through for you for sure. But that's why God teaches us to put not our confidence or trust in man, but in the almighty sovereign maker. He's not a man that he should lie nor repent - Jesus is the sure friend.


 

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