Leviticus 19:14

“Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not curse the deafe, nor put a stumbling blocke before the blind, but shalt feare thy God: I am the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not curse a deaf man, nor place a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind; but thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not put a curse on those who have no hearing, or put a cause of falling in the way of the blind, but keep the fear of your God before you: I am the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt not revile a deaf person, and thou shalt not put a stumbling-block before a blind one; but thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind; but you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.
- World English Bible

`Thou dost not revile the deaf; and before the blind thou dost not put a stumbling block; and thou hast been afraid of thy God; I [am] Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but thou shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:14


19:14 Before the blind - To make them fall. Under these two particulars are manifestly forbidden all injuries done to such as are unable to right or defend themselves; of whom God here takes the more care, because they are not able to secure themselves. Fear thy God - Who both can and will avenge them.


Discussion for Leviticus 19:14

  • Marco martinez for verse 14
    They are not cursed they are a blessing that some dont understand my son is disabled and god shows me how to be patient and love him more just like our god loves us more amen
  • Brian willoughby for verse 14
    My feelings are if you are deaf or blind or handicapped; dim witted, you shalt not take advantage of the before-mentioned parties. God will avenge the persecutors verily.
  • Disability Party for verse 14
    God made them that way, just as he made you less than perfect. And just as your imperfections should not be abused, neither should you abuse theirs. If indeed imperfections they are, since the last shall be first.
  • Anonymous for verse 14
    Did God make the blind and the deaf, or are they the result of a curse?

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