Also a parable (kai parabolhn). Plummer thinks that the second half of the sermon begins here as indicated by Luke's insertion of "And he spake (eipen de) at this point. Luke has the word parable some fifteen times both for crisp proverbs and for the longer narrative comparisons. This is the only use of the term parable concerning the metaphors in the Sermon on the Mount. But in both Matthew and Luke's report of the discourse there are some sixteen possible applications of the word. Two come right together: The blind leading the blind, the mote and the beam. Matthew gives the parabolic proverb of the blind leading the blind later ( Matthew 15:14 ). Jesus repeated these sayings on various occasions as every teacher does his characteristic ideas. So Luke Matthew 6:40 ; Matthew 10:24 , Luke 6:45 ; Matthew 12:34Can (Mhti dunatai). The use of mhti in the question shows that a negative answer is expected. Guide (odhgein). Common verb from odhgo (guide) and this from odo (way) and hgeomai, to lead or guide. Shall they not both fall? (ouci ampoteroi empesountai;). Ouci, a sharpened negative from ouk, in a question expecting the answer Yes. Future middle indicative of the common verb empiptw. Into a pit (ei boqunon). Late word for older boqro.