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."
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch.
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.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:14 Let them alone - If they are indeed blind leaders of the blind; let them alone: concern not yourselves about them: a plain direction how to behave with regard to all such. Luke 6:39.
LibraryHow to Make Use of Christ for Cleansing of us from Our Daily Spots.
Having spoken of the way of making use of Christ for removing the guilt of our daily transgressions, we come to speak of the way of making use of Christ, for taking away the guilt that cleaveth to the soul, through daily transgressions; "for every sin defileth the man," Matt. xv. 20; and the best are said to have their spots, and to need washing, which presupposeth filthiness and defilement, Eph. v. 27. John xiii. 8-10. Hence we are so oft called to this duty of washing and making us clean. Isa. …
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Second Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
Another Avoiding of Herod's Territory.
Jesus Fails to Attend the Third Passover.
For the leaders of the people have misled them. They have led them down the path of destruction.
For these Egyptians are mere humans, not God! Their horses are puny flesh, not mighty spirits! When the LORD raises his fist against them, those who help will stumble, and those being helped will fall. They will all fall down and die together.
"Blind guides! What sorrow awaits you! For you say that it means nothing to swear 'by God's Temple,' but that it is binding to swear 'by the gold in the Temple.'
Blind guides! You strain your water so you won't accidentally swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel!
Then Jesus gave the following illustration: "Can one blind person lead another? Won't they both fall into a ditch?
Then Jesus told him, "I entered this world to render judgment--to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind."
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