New American Standard Bible
And He also spoke a parable to them: "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A parable - A proverb or similitude.
Can the blind lead the blind? - See the notes at Matthew 15:14.
LUKE vi. 36-38. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. One often hears complaints against this world, and against mankind; one hears it said …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
Epistle xxxii. To Anastasius, Presbyter .
Of Christian Liberty.
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
"Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
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