Parallel Verses

Amplified

Leave them alone; they are blind guides [leading blind followers]. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

New American Standard Bible

Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

International Standard Version

Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If one blind person leads another blind person, both will fall into a ditch."

A Conservative Version

Leave them. They are blind leaders of blind men, and if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch.

American Standard Version

Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.

An Understandable Version

[So], let these Pharisees alone; they are blind leaders. And if a blind person leads a blind person, both of them will fall into a ditch."

Anderson New Testament

Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit.

Bible in Basic English

Let them be: they are blind guides. And if a blind man is guiding a blind man, the two will go falling into a hole together.

Common New Testament

Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

Daniel Mace New Testament

let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. now if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Darby Translation

Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch.

Godbey New Testament

Let them alone: the blind are leaders of the blind: if the blind may lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch.

Goodspeed New Testament

Leave them alone. They are blind guides! But if one blind man leads another, they will both fall into the ditch!"

John Wesley New Testament

Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind: but if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a ditch.

Julia Smith Translation

Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

King James 2000

Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let them! They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Modern King James verseion

Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let them alone, they be the blind leaders of the blind. If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."

Moffatt New Testament

Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind, and if one blind man leads another, both of them will fall into a pit."

Montgomery New Testament

"Let them alone. They are blind men leading the blind; and if one blind man leads another, both of them will fall into a ditch."

NET Bible

Leave them! They are blind guides. If someone who is blind leads another who is blind, both will fall into a pit."

New Heart English Bible

Leave them alone. They are blind guides. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Noyes New Testament

Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a ditch.

Sawyer New Testament

Let them go; they are blind guides of the blind. But if the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the pit.

The Emphasized Bible

Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Leave them to themselves: they are blind leaders of the blind. But if the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the pit.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let them be; they are but blind guides; and, if one blind man guides another, both of them will fall into a ditch."

Webster

Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leadeth the blind, both will fall into the ditch.

Weymouth New Testament

Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind; and if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into some pit."

Williams New Testament

Let them alone. They are blind teachers! And if one blind man guides another, they will both fall into the 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."

Worrell New Testament

Let them alone; they are blind guides; and if a blind man be guiding a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

Worsley New Testament

Regard them not; for they are blind guides of the blind: and if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch.

Youngs Literal Translation

let them alone, guides they are -- blind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both into a ditch shall fall.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let
ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57


Usage: 0

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

they be
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
Usage: 34

ὁδηγός 
Hodegos 
Usage: 2

of the blind
τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
Usage: 34

And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

the blind
τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
Usage: 34
Usage: 34

ὁδηγέω 
Hodegeo 
Usage: 2

ἀμφότερος 
amphoteros 
Usage: 8

πίπτω πέτω 
Pipto 
Usage: 56

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

References

Context Readings

Defilement From Within

13 He answered, “Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant will be torn up by the roots. 14 Leave them alone; they are blind guides [leading blind followers]. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” 15 Peter asked Him, “Explain this parable [about what defiles a person] to us.”


Cross References

Luke 6:39

He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man guide [another] blind man? Will they not both fall into a hole in the ground?

Isaiah 56:10


Israel’s watchmen are blind,
They are all without knowledge.
They are all mute dogs, they cannot bark;
Panting, lying down, they love to slumber.

Malachi 2:8

But as for you [priests], you have turned from the way and you have caused many to stumble by your instruction [in the law]. You have violated the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 9:16


For those who lead this people are causing them to go astray;
And those who are led [astray] by them are swallowed up.

Isaiah 42:19


Who is blind but My servant [Israel],
Or deaf like My messenger whom I send?
Who is blind like the one who is at peace with Me [in a covenant relationship],
Or so blind as the servant of the Lord?

Jeremiah 5:31


The prophets prophesy falsely,
And the priests rule on their own authority;
And My people love [to have] it so!
But what will you do when the end comes?

Jeremiah 6:15


“Were they ashamed because they had committed disgusting and vile things?
No, they were not at all ashamed;
They did not even know how to blush [at their idolatry].
Therefore they will fall among those who fall;
At the time that I punish them
They will be overthrown,” says the Lord.

Jeremiah 8:12


“Were they ashamed because of the extremely disgusting and shamefully vile things they had done?
They were not at all ashamed,
And they did not know how to blush.
Therefore, they shall fall among those who fall;
At the time of their punishment they shall be overthrown,”
Says the Lord.

Ezekiel 14:9-10

“But if the prophet [who speaks without My authority] is enticed to speak a word [of his own], it is I the Lord who have caused that prophet [to speak falsely to please the inquirer, thus allowing himself to be a party to the inquirer’s sin], and I will stretch out My hand against him and destroy him from among My people Israel.

Hosea 4:17


Ephraim is joined to idols,
So let him alone [to suffer the consequences].

Micah 3:6-7


Therefore it will be night (tragedy) for you—without vision,
And darkness (cataclysm) for you—without foresight.
The sun shall go down on the [false] prophets,
And the day shall become dark and black over them.

Matthew 23:16-24

“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears [an oath] by the sanctuary of the temple, that is nothing (non-binding); but whoever swears [an oath] by the gold of the temple is obligated [as a debtor to fulfill his vow and keep his promise].’

1 Timothy 6:5

and perpetual friction between men who are corrupted in mind and deprived of the truth, who think that godliness is a source of profit [a lucrative, money-making business—withdraw from them].

2 Peter 2:1

But [in those days] false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will subtly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.

2 Peter 2:17

These [false teachers] are springs without water and mists driven by a tempest, for whom is reserved the gloom of black darkness.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast (Antichrist) was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who, in his presence, had performed [amazing] signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were hurled alive into the lake of fire which blazes with brimstone.

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs [the godless, the impure, those of low moral character] and the sorcerers [with their intoxicating drugs, and magic arts], and the immoral persons [the perverted, the molesters, and the adulterers], and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying (deception, cheating).

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