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Proverbs 25:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble Is [like] a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble [is like] a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Like] a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble [is like] a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A broken tooth, and a tottering foot, is confidence in an unfaithful [man] in the day of trouble.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A broken tooth and a faltering foot, is confidence in the treacherous, in the day of danger.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A bad tooth, and a tottering foot, [Is] the confidence of the treacherous in a day of adversity.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To trust in an unfaithful man in the time of trouble, is like a rotten tooth, and weary foot,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Confidence in an vnfaithfull man in time of trouble, is [like] a broken tooth, and a foot out of ioynt.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The way of the wicked and the foot of the transgressor shall perish in an evil day.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble [is like] a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Confidence 4009
{4009} Prime
From H0982; properly a refuge, that is, (objectively) security, or (subjectively) assurance.
in an unfaithful man 898
{0898} Prime
A primitive root; to cover (with a garment); figuratively to act covertly; by implication to pillage.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in time 3117
{3117} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
of trouble 6869
{6869} Prime
Feminine of H6862; tightness (that is, figuratively trouble); transitively a female rival.
[is like] a broken 7465
{7465} Prime
For H7455; breakage.
tooth, 8127
{8127} Prime
From H8150; a tooth (as sharp); specifically (for H8143) ivory; figuratively a cliff.
and a foot 7272
{7272} Prime
From H7270; a foot (as used in walking); by implication a step; by euphemism the pudenda.
out of joint. 4154
{4154} Prime
Feminine passive participle of H4571; properly made to slip, that is, dislocated.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 25:19

_ _ Treachery annoys as well as deceives.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 25:19

_ _ 1. The confidence of an unfaithful man (so some read it) will be like a broken tooth; his policy, his power, his interest, all that which he trusted in to support him in his wickedness, will fail him in time of trouble, Psalms 52:7. 2. Confidence in an unfaithful man (so we read it), in a man whom we thought trusty and therefore depended on, but who proves otherwise; it proves not only unserviceable, but painful and vexatious, like a broken tooth, or a foot out of joint, which, when we put any stress upon it, not only fails us, but makes us feel from it, especially in time of trouble, when we most expect help from it; it is like a broken reed, Isaiah 36:6. Confidence in a faithful God, in time of trouble, will not prove thus; on him we may rest and in him dwell at ease.

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2 Chronicles 28:20-21 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not. ... For Ahaz took away a portion [out] of the house of the LORD, and [out] of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave [it] unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.
Job 6:14-20 To him that is afflicted pity [should be shewed] from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty. ... They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.
Isaiah 30:1-3 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: ... Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt [your] confusion.
Isaiah 36:6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so [is] Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
Ezekiel 29:6-7 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I [am] the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel. ... When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.
2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge.
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