Isaiah 59:10
New International Version
Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like people without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.

New Living Translation
We grope like the blind along a wall, feeling our way like people without eyes. Even at brightest noontime, we stumble as though it were dark. Among the living, we are like the dead.

English Standard Version
We grope for the wall like the blind; we grope like those who have no eyes; we stumble at noon as in the twilight, among those in full vigor we are like dead men.

Berean Study Bible
Like the blind, we feel our way along the wall, groping like those without eyes. We stumble at midday as in the twilight; among the vigorous we are like the dead.

New American Standard Bible
We grope along the wall like blind men, We grope like those who have no eyes; We stumble at midday as in the twilight, Among those who are vigorous we are like dead men.

King James Bible
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

Christian Standard Bible
We grope along a wall like the blind; we grope like those without eyes. We stumble at noon as though it were twilight; we are like the dead among those who are healthy.

Contemporary English Version
We feel our way along, as if we were blind; we stumble at noon, as if it were night. We can see no better than someone dead.

Good News Translation
and we grope about like blind people. We stumble at noon, as if it were night, as if we were in the dark world of the dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We grope along a wall like the blind; we grope like those without eyes. We stumble at noon as though it were twilight; we are like the dead among those who are healthy.

International Standard Version
Let's grope along the wall like the blind; let us grope like those who have no eyes. We stumble at midday as if it were twilight, in desolate places like dead people.

NET Bible
We grope along the wall like the blind, we grope like those who cannot see; we stumble at noontime as if it were evening. Though others are strong, we are like dead men.

New Heart English Bible
We grope for the wall like the blind; yes, we grope as those who have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among those who are lusty we are as dead men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We grope like blind men along a wall. We grope like people without eyes. We stumble at noon as if it were twilight. We are like dead people among healthy people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We grope for the wall like the blind, Yea, as they that have no eyes do we grope; We stumble at noonday as in the twilight; We are in dark places like the dead.

New American Standard 1977
We grope along the wall like blind men, We grope like those who have no eyes; We stumble at midday as in the twilight, Among those who are vigorous we are like dead men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We grope for the wall like the blind, and as if we had no eyes we walk by touch; we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in graves as dead men.

King James 2000 Bible
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; we are in desolate places as dead men.

American King James Version
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

American Standard Version
We grope for the wall like the blind; yea, we grope as they that have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among them that are lusty we are as dead men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They shall feel for the wall as blind men, and shall feel for it as if they had no eyes: and they shall feel at noon-day as at midnight; they shall groan as dying men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We have groped for the wall, and like the blind we have groped as if we had no eyes: we have stumbled at noonday as in darkness, we are in dark places as dead men.

Darby Bible Translation
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at midday as in the twilight; amongst the flourishing we are as the dead.

English Revised Version
We grope for the wall like the blind, yea, we grope as they that have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among them that are lusty we are as dead men.

Webster's Bible Translation
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

World English Bible
We grope for the wall like the blind; yes, we grope as those who have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among those who are lusty we are as dead men.

Young's Literal Translation
We feel like the blind for the wall, Yea, as without eyes we feel, We have stumbled at noon as at twilight, In desolate places as the dead.
Study Bible
Sin Separates Us from God
9Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We hope for light, but there is darkness, for brightness, but we walk in gloom. 10Like the blind, we feel our way along the wall, groping like those without eyes. We stumble at midday as in the twilight; among the vigorous we are like the dead. 11We all growl like bears and moan like doves. We hope for justice, but find none, for salvation, but it is far from us.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:29
so that at noon you will grope about like a blind man in the darkness. You will not prosper in your ways. Day after day you will be oppressed and plundered, with no one to save you.

Job 5:14
They encounter darkness by day and grope at noon as in the night.

Proverbs 4:19
But the way of the wicked is like the darkest gloom; they do not know what makes them stumble.

Isaiah 8:14
and He will be a sanctuary. But to both houses of Israel He will be a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, a trap and a snare to the dwellers of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 8:15
Many will stumble over these; they will fall and be broken; they will be ensnared and captured.

Isaiah 28:13
Then the word of the LORD will come to them: "Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, a little here, a little there," so that they will go stumbling backward and be injured, snared, and captured.

Lamentations 3:6
He has made me dwell in darkness like those dead for ages.

Lamentations 4:14
They wandered blind in the streets, defiled by this blood, so that no one dared to touch their garments.

Ezekiel 21:15
So that their hearts may melt and many may stumble, I have appointed at all their gates a sword for slaughter. Yes, it is ready to flash like lightning; it is drawn for slaughter.

Amos 8:9
"And in that day," declares the Lord GOD, "I will make the sun go down at noon; and I will darken the earth in the daytime.

Micah 3:6
Therefore the night will come over you without visions, and the darkness without divination. The sun will set on these prophets, and the daylight will turn black over them.

Treasury of Scripture

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

grope

Deuteronomy 28:29
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

Job 5:14
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Proverbs 4:19
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

in desolate

Lamentations 3:6
He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.







Lexicon
Like the blind,
כַֽעִוְרִים֙ (ḵa·‘iw·rîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5787: Blind

we feel our way along
נְגַֽשְׁשָׁ֤ה (nə·ḡaš·šāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1659: To feel with the hand, feel, stroke

the wall,
קִ֔יר (qîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7023: A wall

groping
נְגַשֵּׁ֑שָׁה (nə·ḡaš·šê·šāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1659: To feel with the hand, feel, stroke

like those without
וּכְאֵ֥ין (ū·ḵə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

eyes.
עֵינַ֖יִם (‘ê·na·yim)
Noun - cd
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

We stumble
כָּשַׁ֤לְנוּ (kā·šal·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

at midday
בַֽצָּהֳרַ֙יִם֙ (ḇaṣ·ṣā·ho·ra·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6672: A light, double light, noon

as in the twilight;
כַּנֶּ֔שֶׁף (kan·ne·šep̄)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5399: A breeze, dusk

among the vigorous
בָּאַשְׁמַנִּ֖ים (bā·’aš·man·nîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 820: Perhaps stout

we are like the dead.
כַּמֵּתִֽים׃ (kam·mê·ṯîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(10) We grope for the wall . . .--The words present a striking parallelism with Deuteronomy 28:29, and may have been reproduced from, or in, it.

We are in desolate places . . .--Many critics render, (1) among those full of life, or (2) in luxuriant fields, of which (1) is preferable, as giving an antithesis like that of the other clauses. So taken, we have a parallelism with Psalm 73:5-8.

Verse 10. - We grope for the wall; rather, we grope along the wall (comp. Deuteronomy 28:29; and for the "blindness that had happened unto Israel" see above, Isaiah 29:10, 18; Isaiah 35:5; Isaiah 42:16, etc.). We stumble at noonday. It was not that light was really wanting, but they had no eyes to behold it. We are in desolate places; rather, in dark places (Vulgate, Rodiger, Kay, Knobel). The word occurs only in this place, and is of doubtful signification. 59:9-15 If we shut our eyes against the light of Divine truth, it is just with God to hide from our eyes the things that belong to our peace. The sins of those who profess themselves God's people, are worse than the sins of others. And the sins of a nation bring public judgments, when not restrained by public justice. Men may murmur under calamities, but nothing will truly profit while they reject Christ and his gospel.
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