New Living Translation
Then they blinded all the men, young and old, who were at the door of the house, so they gave up trying to get inside.
King James Bible
And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
Darby Bible Translation
And they smote the men that were at the entrance of the house with blindness, from the smallest to the greatest; and they wearied themselves to find the entrance.
World English Bible
They struck the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
Young's Literal Translation
and the men who are at the opening of the house they have smitten with blindness, from small even unto great, and they weary themselves to find the opening.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:11 And they smote the men with blindness - This was designed to put an end to their attempt, and to be an earnest of their utter ruin the next day.
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34. But some man will say, Would then those midwives and Rahab have done better if they had shown no mercy, by refusing to lie? Nay verily, those Hebrew women, if they were such as that sort of persons of whom we ask whether they ought ever to tell a lie, would both eschew to say aught false, and would most frankly refuse that foul service of killing the babes. But, thou wilt say, themselves would die. Yea, but see what follows. They would die with an heavenly habitation for their incomparably more …
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Watch now, for the Lord has laid his hand of punishment upon you, and you will be struck blind. You will not see the sunlight for some time." Instantly mist and darkness came over the man's eyes, and he began groping around begging for someone to take his hand and lead him.
Meanwhile, the angels questioned Lot. "Do you have any other relatives here in the city?" they asked. "Get them out of this place--your sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone else.
The LORD will strike you with madness, blindness, and panic.
You will grope around in broad daylight like a blind person groping in the darkness, but you will not find your way. You will be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will come to save you.
2 Kings 6:18
As the Aramean army advanced toward him, Elisha prayed, "O LORD, please make them blind." So the LORD struck them with blindness as Elisha had asked.
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