Proverbs 25:19
New International Version
Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.

New Living Translation
Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.

English Standard Version
Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.

Berean Study Bible
Like a broken tooth or a foot out of joint is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.

New American Standard Bible
Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.

King James Bible
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

Christian Standard Bible
Trusting an unreliable person in a difficult time is like a rotten tooth or a faltering foot.

Contemporary English Version
A friend you can't trust in times of trouble is like having a toothache or a sore foot.

Good News Translation
Depending on an unreliable person in a crisis is like trying to chew with a loose tooth or walk with a crippled foot.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Trusting an unreliable person in a difficult time is like a rotten tooth or a faltering foot.

International Standard Version
A bad tooth and an unsteady foot— that's what confidence in an unreliable man is like in a time of trouble.

NET Bible
Like a bad tooth or a foot out of joint, so is confidence in an unfaithful person at the time of trouble.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like a bad tooth and a foot out of joint, so is trust in a liar in the day of trouble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] a broken tooth and a lame foot, [so] is confidence in an unfaithful person in a [time of] crisis.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble Is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

New American Standard 1977
Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

King James 2000 Bible
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

American King James Version
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

American Standard Version
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble Is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The way of the wicked and the foot of the transgressor shall perish in an evil day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To trust to an unfaithful man in the time of trouble, is like a rotten tooth, and weary foot,

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

English Revised Version
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
A bad tooth, and a tottering foot, Is the confidence of the treacherous in a day of adversity.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
18Like a club or sword or sharp arrow is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor. 19Like a broken tooth or a foot out of joint is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble. 20Like one who removes a garment on a cold day or vinegar poured on soda is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.…
Cross References
Job 6:15
But my brothers are as faithless as a wadi, as seasonal streams that overflow,

Proverbs 25:20
Like one who removes a garment on a cold day or vinegar poured on soda is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Isaiah 36:6
Look now, you are trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff that will pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.

Treasury of Scripture

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

2 Chronicles 28:20,21
And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not…

Job 6:14-20
To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty…

Isaiah 30:1-3
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: …







Lexicon
[Like] a broken
רֹ֭עָה (rō·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7465: Broken, utterly

tooth
שֵׁ֣ן (šên)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8127: A tooth, ivory, a cliff

or a foot
וְרֶ֣גֶל (wə·re·ḡel)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

out of joint
מוּעָ֑דֶת (mū·‘ā·ḏeṯ)
Verb - QalPass - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4154: Made to slip, dislocated

is confidence
מִבְטָ֥ח (miḇ·ṭāḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4009: A refuge, security, assurance

in a faithless man
בּ֝וֹגֵ֗ד (bō·w·ḡêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 898: To cover, to act covertly, to pillage

in time
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of trouble.
צָרָֽה׃ (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival
Verse 19. - Hebrew (see on Ver. 11), A broken tooth, and a foot out of joint - confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble. A faithless man is as little to be relied on in a time of need as a loose or broken tooth, and a foot unsteady or actually dislocated. You cannot bite on the one, you cannot walk on the other; so the perfidious man fails you when most wanted. Septuagint, "The way [ὁδὸς, Vatican, is probably a clerical error for ὀδοὺς, al.] of the wicked, and the foot of the transgressor, shall perish in an evil day." A Bengal maxim runs, "A loose tooth and a feeble friend are equally bad" (Lane). 25:19. Confidence in an unfaithful man is painful and vexatious; when we put any stress on him, he not only fails, but makes us feel for it. 20. We take a wrong course if we think to relieve those in sorrow by endeavouring to make them merry. 21,22. The precept to love even our enemies is an Old Testament commandment. Our Saviour has shown his own great example in loving us when we were enemies. 23. Slanders would not be so readily spoken, if they were not readily heard. Sin, if it receives any check, becomes cowardly. 24. It is better to be alone, than to be joined to one who is a hinderance to the comfort of life. 25. Heaven is a country afar off; how refreshing is good news from thence, in the everlasting gospel, which signifies glad tidings, and in the witness of the Spirit with our spirits that we are God's children! 26. When the righteous are led into sin, it is as hurtful as if the public fountains were poisoned. 27. We must be, through grace, dead to the pleasures of sense, and also to the praises of men. 28. The man who has no command over his anger, is easily robbed of peace. Let us give up ourselves to the Lord, and pray him to put his Spirit within us, and cause us to walk in his statutes.
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