Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
They are all dumb
For the LORD has extended upon you the spirit of deep sleep and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, he has covered the seers with sleep.
Then I said, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you true peace in this place.
My people were cut off because they lacked wisdom; because thou hast rejected wisdom, I will cast thee out of the priesthood; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy sons.
The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Israel shall know it; the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is a fool, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into a pit.
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
And he spoke a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the pit?
They are all dumb
Cry aloud, do not hold back; lift up thy voice like a shofar and preach to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sin.
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them each one is given to greed; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely.
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal and caused my people Israel to err.
And I came unto the captives at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there disheartened among them seven days.
to wit, the prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem and who see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, said the Lord GOD.
But if the watchman should see the sword coming and not blow the shofar and the people not be warned, if the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away because of his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
I went by the field of the slothful and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding,
Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
Thy shepherds have slumbered, O king of Assyria; thy valiant ones are at rest; thy people scattered themselves upon the mountains, and there is no one to unite them.
As the man who, taking a far journey, left his house and gave his estate to his slaves and to each one his responsibility and commanded the porter to watch.
Cursed is he that makes the blind to err in the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.