Matthew 15:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let them alone: they be blinde leaders of the blinde. And if the blinde lead the blinde, both shall fall into the ditch.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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."
- Weymouth Bible

Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."
- World English Bible

Suffre ye hem; thei ben blynde, and leederis of blynde men. And if a blynd man lede a blynd man, bothe fallen doun in to the diche.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:14


15:14 Let them alone - If they are indeed blind leaders of the blind; let them alone: concern not yourselves about them: a plain direction how to behave with regard to all such. #Luke 6:39|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:14


Mt 15:14 Let them alone. The Pharisees. His disciples were troubled by their opposition. They be blind leaders of the blind. They pretend to be spiritual guides of the people, while spiritually blind themselves. The blind are unsafe guides of the blind. See PNT "Ro 2:19".

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • A disciple
    "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind." In saying this, Jesus has revealed that each and every one of us is accountable first to God; and no amount of obstinate determination to follow ANY form or methodology may take the preeminence over His view of us; notwithstanding howsoever strongly one might protest!
  • Bruce
    Andrea: His Word says: every Creature of God is Good and nothing to be refused,if it be received with Thanksgiving:For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer. 1Timothy 4:4-6./ Oysters, clams,muscles, shrimp, lobster,any seafood. Cows, pigs, rabbits, muskrat, raccoon, squirrels, whatsoever,but always give Thanks for what you have
  • A disciple
    Andrea; If I may add here, the teaching of the Law in the eating of things designated clean and unclean; is in reference to our walk. "But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." Acts 10 (esp. v28) confirms, The Kingdom of God IS NOT Meat and Drink..
  • Andrea McCallum
    To Bruce.
    Are you saying pork shrimp, lobsters etc are allowed as long as God's word is prayed over them?
  • Bruce
    Chad: We who are Born-again can eat what-so-ever:1Timothy 4:4-5: every creature of God is good, nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving: For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer.
  • Chad I
    People often misinterpret verses 1-20 by saying Yeshua allowed the consumption of pork, shellfish and other unclean animals. Yeshua rebuked the Pharisees only for their man made law (tradition) of washing hands which is not found anywhere in the law of Moses.

    13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

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