Zephaniah 1:17
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New International Version
"I will bring such distress on all people that they will grope about like those who are blind, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their entrails like dung.

King James Bible
And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like blind men; for they have sinned against Jehovah; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung:

World English Bible
I will bring distress on men, that they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against Yahweh, and their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have sent distress to men, And they have walked as the blind, For against Jehovah they have sinned, And poured out is their blood as dust, And their flesh is as dung.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They shall walk like blind men - Be in the most perplexing doubt and uncertainty; and while in this state, have their blood poured out by the sword of their enemies, and their flesh trodden under foot.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they shall.

Deuteronomy 28:28,29 The LORD shall smite you with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart...

Psalm 79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers...

Isaiah 59:9,10 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither does justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness...

Lamentations 4:14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

John 9:40,41 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said to him, Are we blind also...

Romans 11:7,25 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

2 Peter 1:9 But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

1 John 2:11 But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes...

Revelation 3:17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

because.

Isaiah 24:5,6 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance...

Isaiah 50:1 Thus said the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom I have put away?...

Isaiah 59:12-15 For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us...

Jeremiah 2:17,19 Have you not procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way...

Jeremiah 4:18 Your way and your doings have procured these things to you; this is your wickedness, because it is bitter...

Lamentations 1:8,14,18 Jerusalem has grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yes...

Lamentations 4:13-15 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the middle of her...

Lamentations 5:16,17 The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!...

Ezekiel 22:25-31 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the middle thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls...

Daniel 9:5-19 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled...

Micah 3:9-12 Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment...

Micah 7:13 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

and their blood.

2 Kings 9:33-37 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses...

Psalm 79:2,3 The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be meat to the fowls of the heaven...

Psalm 83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

Jeremiah 9:21,22 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without...

Jeremiah 15:3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, said the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven...

Jeremiah 16:4-6 They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried...

Jeremiah 18:21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword...

Lamentations 2:21 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword...

Lamentations 4:14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.

Amos 4:10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword...

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Against Vain and Worldly Knowledge
"My Son, let not the fair and subtle sayings of men move thee. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.(1) Give ear to My words, for they kindle the heart and enlighten the mind, they bring contrition, and they supply manifold consolations. Never read thou the word that thou mayest appear more learned or wise; but study for the mortification of thy sins, for this will be far more profitable for thee than the knowledge of many difficult questions. 2. "When thou hast read and learned many
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:29
At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.

Psalm 83:10
who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground.

Jeremiah 8:2
They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served and which they have followed and consulted and worshiped. They will not be gathered up or buried, but will be like dung lying on the ground.

Jeremiah 9:22
Say, "This is what the LORD declares: "'Dead bodies will lie like dung on the open field, like cut grain behind the reaper, with no one to gather them.'"

Jeremiah 10:18
For this is what the LORD says: "At this time I will hurl out those who live in this land; I will bring distress on them so that they may be captured."

Ezekiel 16:38
I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring on you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.

Ezekiel 24:7
"'For the blood she shed is in her midst: She poured it on the bare rock; she did not pour it on the ground, where the dust would cover it.

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