Matthew 15:14
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New International Version
Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit."

New Living Translation
so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch."

English Standard Version
Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

Berean Study Bible
Disregard them! They are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

Berean Literal Bible
Leave them! They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit."

New American Standard Bible
"Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

King James Bible
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

International Standard Version
Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If one blind person leads another blind person, both will fall into a ditch."

NET Bible
Leave them! They are blind guides. If someone who is blind leads another who is blind, both will fall into a pit."

New Heart English Bible
Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Let them alone. They are blind guides of the blind; but if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Leave them alone! They are blind leaders. When one blind person leads another, both will fall into the same pit."

New American Standard 1977
“Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into a pit.

King James 2000 Bible
Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

American King James Version
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

American Standard Version
Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit.

Darby Bible Translation
Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch.

English Revised Version
Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leadeth the blind, both will fall into the ditch.

Weymouth New Testament
Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind; and if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into some pit."

World English Bible
Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Young's Literal Translation
let them alone, guides they are -- blind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both into a ditch shall fall.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:10-20 Christ shows that the defilement they ought to fear, was not from what entered their mouths as food, but from what came out of their mouths, which showed the wickedness of their hearts. Nothing will last in the soul but the regenerating graces of the Holy Spirit; and nothing should be admitted into the church but what is from above; therefore, whoever is offended by a plain, seasonable declaration of the truth, we should not be troubled at it. The disciples ask to be better taught as to this matter. Where a weak head doubts concerning any word of Christ, an upright heart and a willing mind seek for instruction. It is the heart that is desperately wicked, Jer 17:9, for there is no sin in word or deed, which was not first in the heart. They all come out of the man, and are fruits of that wickedness which is in the heart, and is wrought there. When Christ teaches, he will show men the deceitfulness and wickedness of their own hearts; he will teach them to humble themselves, and to seek to be cleansed in the Fountain opened for sin and uncleanness.
Study Bible
What Defiles a Man
13But Jesus replied, “Every plant that My Heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by its roots. 14Disregard them! They are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” 15Peter said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”…
Cross References
Isaiah 9:16
For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.

Isaiah 31:3
Now the Egyptians are men and not God, And their horses are flesh and not spirit; So the LORD will stretch out His hand, And he who helps will stumble And he who is helped will fall, And all of them will come to an end together.

Matthew 23:16
Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'

Matthew 23:24
You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

Luke 6:39
Jesus also told them a parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?

John 9:39
Then Jesus declared, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind."
Treasury of Scripture

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Let.

Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the …

they.

Matthew 23:16-24 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the …

Isaiah 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are …

Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? …

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb …

Malachi 2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble …

Luke 6:39 And he spoke a parable to them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall …

And if.

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their …

Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? no, they were …

Jeremiah 8:12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? no, they were …

Ezekiel 14:9,10 And if the prophet be deceived when he has spoken a thing, I the …

Micah 3:6,7 Therefore night shall be to you, that you shall not have a vision; …

2 Peter 2:1,17 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, …

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