New Living Translation
Then Jesus gave the following illustration: "Can one blind person lead another? Won't they both fall into a ditch?
King James Bible
And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke also a parable to them: Can a blind man lead a blind man? shall 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?
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake a simile to them, 'Is blind able to lead blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Reward of Obedience.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.' 'Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.'--Matthew, v. 7, 10 11, 12. Mercy cannot get in where mercy goes not out. The outgoing …
George MacDonald—Hope of the Gospel
"Be Doers of the Word. "
The Golden Rule of Life.
That all Hope and Trust is to be Fixed in God Alone
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch."
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