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

  • 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.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    let the righteous smite me it SHALL BE A KINDNESS let him reprove me its shall be an excellent oil. You want the brethren to rebuke or do you want chastening from the lord which can lead to sin unto death personally I want to be rebuked if its with scripture not with your philosophy
  • Manuelf324
    What we forget as a bible believer is when we rebuke(not scorn which is different) its because we love that person not hate. Heres a verse most kjv bible believers avoid. Thous shalt not HATE THY BROTHER Thou shalt in any wise REBUKE thy neighbor suffer not sin upon him. If you love the brethren you rebuke them you obey God you rebuke them you dont they will get chastened along with you!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?" It is no secret to anyone who reads the Bible that there are certain kinds of men who will be offended at the directness of the Lord's speech; especially when it exposes sin and hypocrisy. For the men who were chosen to be the Lord's anointed Sent Ones, the rebuke is accepted as a shaming, in order to push them to grow up and be better men.
  • Insight777
    The Jews had laws they followed only in rituals, outward shows of faith. But if their faith required them to actually do its works of charity or forgiveness, they were not interested.
    After all, they do not have to honor their parents or feed the fatherless and widows because they can go to the temple and pay the priests for a helpless animal to be slaughtered in their name and walk out blameless!

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