Romans 2:19
New International Version
if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,

New Living Translation
You are convinced that you are a guide for the blind and a light for people who are lost in darkness.

English Standard Version
and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

Berean Study Bible
if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those in darkness,

Berean Literal Bible
and you are persuaded that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those in darkness,

King James Bible
And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

New King James Version
and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

New American Standard Bible
and are confident that you yourself are a guide to people who are blind, a light to those in darkness,

NASB 1995
and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

NASB 1977
and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

Amplified Bible
and [if you] are confident that you are a [qualified] guide to the blind [those untaught in theology], a light to those who are in darkness,

Christian Standard Bible
and if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in darkness,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in darkness,

American Standard Version
and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you are confident yourself that you are a leader of the blind and a light of those who are in darkness,

Contemporary English Version
You are sure that you are a guide for the blind and a light for all who are in the dark.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,

English Revised Version
and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,

Good News Translation
you are sure that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in darkness,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are confident that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in the dark,

International Standard Version
and if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in darkness,

Literal Standard Version
and have confidence that you yourself are a leader of blind ones, a light of those in darkness,

NET Bible
and if you are convinced that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

New Heart English Bible
and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

Weymouth New Testament
and have persuaded yourself that, as for you, you are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

World English Bible
and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

Young's Literal Translation
and hast confidence that thou thyself art a leader of blind ones, a light of those in darkness,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Jews and the Law
18if you know His will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those in darkness, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth—…

Cross References
John 9:40
Some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard this, and they asked Him, "Are we blind too?"

Romans 2:18
if you know His will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law;

Romans 2:20
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--


Treasury of Scripture

And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

art confident.

Proverbs 26:12
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 5:21
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Isaiah 56:10
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

a light.

Isaiah 49:6,9,10
And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth…

Matthew 4:16
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

Matthew 5:14
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.









(19) A guide of the blind.--Comp. Matthew 15:14, "They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind," et seq.

Verses 19, 20. - And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and of the truth in the Law. Here the form (μόρφωσις) does not mean the mere outward show, but the real representation in concrete form of knowledge and truth. The Jew had that; and the Law itself is by no means disparaged because the Jew presumed on it without keeping it (cf. Romans 7:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[if you]
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

are convinced [that]
πέποιθάς (pepoithas)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 3982: A primary verb; to convince; by analogy, to pacify or conciliate; reflexively or passively, to assent, to rely.

you
σεαυτὸν (seauton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4572: Of yourself.

are
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a guide
ὁδηγὸν (hodēgon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3595: A leader, guide; met: an instructor, teacher. From hodos and hegeomai; a conductor (teacher).

for [the] blind,
τυφλῶν (typhlōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 5185: Blind, physically or mentally. From, tuphoo; opaque, i.e. blind.

a light
φῶς (phōs)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5457: Light, a source of light, radiance. From an obsolete phao; luminousness.

for those
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

darkness,
σκότει (skotei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4655: Darkness, either physical or moral. From the base of skia; shadiness, i.e. Obscurity.


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