New International Version
Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a 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.
Proverbs 25:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Withdraw thy foot - Another proverb will illustrate this: "Too much familiarity breeds contempt."
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'He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.'--PROVERBS xxv. 28. The text gives us a picture of a state of society when an unwalled city is no place for men to dwell in. In the Europe of today there are still fortified places, but for the most part, battlements are turned into promenades; the gateways are gateless; the sweet flowers blooming where armed feet used to tread; and men live securely without bolts and bars. But their spirits cannot yet …
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But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow
Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
Look, I know you are depending on Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff, which pierces the hand of anyone who leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him.
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