Lamentations 4:14

“They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They haue wandred as blind men in the streetes, they haue polluted themselues with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They wandered, blind, in the streets; They were defiled with blood So that no one could touch their garments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They wander as blind men in the streets, they are polluted with blood, So that men cannot touch their garments.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They are wandering like blind men in the streets, they are made unclean with blood, so that their robes may not be touched by men.
- Basic English Bible

They wandered about blind in the streets; they were polluted with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
- Darby Bible

They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
- Webster's Bible

They wander as blind men in the streets, they are polluted with blood, So that men can't touch their garments.
- World English Bible

They have wandered naked in out-places, They have been polluted with blood, Without [any] being able to touch their clothing,
- Youngs Literal Bible

They wander as blind men in the streets, they are polluted with blood, so that men cannot touch their garments.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 4:14


4:14 They - The prophets and priests wandered up and down the streets polluting themselves with blood, either the blood of the children which they slew, or the just men, mentioned ver.#13|, the slaughter of whom they either encouraged, or at least did not discourage; so that one could not touch a prophet or priest, but he must be legally polluted, and there were so many of them, that men could not walk in the streets, but he must touch some of them.


Discussion for Lamentations 4

  • A disciple
    "As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us. They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come." "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." Watch and pray Brethren!
  • Irene123
    V. 17 - sounds like today, doesn't it ..... ?
  • David
    Jamille, verse 8 "Their visage is blacker than a coal;" does not necessarily refer to the color of their skin, but of their facial expression, that of sadness and torment, as the book of Lamentations describes the plight of the Jews because of their disobedience.
  • Jamille
    Wait did he describe the jews as blacker than coal. Well why are not blacker than coal now?
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 4:1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
  • Daniel Ibrahim
    When we contravene God 's ordinances through disobedience,we get punished.

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