080 The Blind Guide

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(1) Thom 34
(2) 1Q: Luke 6:39 = Matt 15:14b

Crossan analysis:

Item: 080
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Double
Historicity: +


(1) Thom 34

Jesus said, "If a blind person leads a blind person, both of them will fall into a hole." [Complete Gospels]

No copies of this portion of Thomas survive in Greek. For the Coptic version see [Early Christian Writings]

(2) Luke 6:39 = Matt 15:14b

He also told them a parable: "Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?"

Εἶπεν δὲ καὶ παραβολὴν αὐτοῖς· μήτι δύναται τυφλὸς τυφλὸν ὁδηγεῖν; οὐχὶ ἀμφότεροι εἰς βόθυνον ἐμπεσοῦντα (Luke 6:39–40 GNT-T)

= Matt 15:14b

Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.

ἄφετε αὐτούς· τυφλοί εἰσιν ὁδηγοὶ [τυφλῶν]· τυφλὸς δὲ τυφλὸν ἐὰν ὁδηγῇ, ἀμφότεροι εἰς βόθυνον πεσοῦνται. (Matthew 15:14 GNT-T)