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.
Darby Bible Translation
A broken tooth, and a tottering foot, is confidence in an unfaithful man in the day of trouble.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Stress is to be laid on the uselessness of the "broken tooth" and the "foot out of joint," or tottering, rather than on the pain connected with them. The King James Version loses the emphasis and point of the Hebrew by inverting the original order, which is "a broken ... joint is confidence" etc.
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
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