Luke 6:39

39 He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Read Luke 6:39 Using Other Translations

And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
He also told them a parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?
Then Jesus gave the following illustration: “Can one blind person lead another? Won’t they both fall into a ditch?

What does Luke 6:39 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 6:39

And he spake a parable unto them
The Vulgate Latin reads, "he spake also a parable unto them"; besides what he said; and the Arabic version renders it, "another similitude", parable, or proverb, distinct from the comparisons, allusions, and proverbial expressions in the preceding verses. Though it should be observed, that these words were not spoken at the same time, nor on the mount, as the foregoing were; but this, and what follow, are a collection of various expressions of Christ at different times, some delivered on the mount, and others elsewhere; unless it should be rather thought, that these proverbs and sentences were repeated at different places and times, which is not improbable:

can the blind lead the blind?
they may do so, as the blind Scribes and Pharisees led the blind people of the Jews, which is what our Lord intends; but if they do, as they did,

shall they not both fall into the ditch?
yes, verily, what else can be expected? (See Gill on Matthew 15:14).

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