New Living Translation
Blind guides! You strain your water so you won't accidentally swallow a gnat, but you swallow a camel!
King James Bible
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Darby Bible Translation
Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but drink down the camel.
World English Bible
You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!
Young's Literal Translation
'Blind guides! who are straining out the gnat, and the camel are swallowing.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:24 Ye blind guides, who teach others to do as you do yourselves, to strain out a gnat - From the liquor they are going to drink! and swallow a camel - It is strange, that glaring false print, strain at a gnat, which quite alters the sense, should run through all the editions of our English Bibles.
LibraryAmong the People, and with the Pharisees
It would have been difficult to proceed far either in Galilee or in Judaea without coming into contact with an altogether peculiar and striking individuality, differing from all around, and which would at once arrest attention. This was the Pharisee. Courted or feared, shunned or flattered, reverently looked up to or laughed at, he was equally a power everywhere, both ecclesiastically and politically, as belonging to the most influential, the most zealous, and the most closely-connected religions …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The General Service to a Prophet.
Liberty of Conscience Threatened
Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
For the leaders of the people have misled them. They have led them down the path of destruction.
so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch."
"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.'
But the earth helped her by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that gushed out from the mouth of the dragon.
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