Matthew 23:24

Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye blind guides, which straine at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!
- American Standard Version (1901)

You blind guides, who take out a fly from your drink, but make no trouble over a camel.
- Basic English Bible

Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but drink down the camel.
- Darby Bible

Ye blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.
- Webster's Bible

You blind guides, straining out the gnat while you gulp down the camel!
- Weymouth Bible

You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!
- World English Bible

Blynde lederis, clensinge a gnatte, but swolewynge a camel.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Blind guides! who are straining out the gnat, and the camel are swallowing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:24


23:24 Ye blind guides, who teach others to do as you do yourselves, to strain out a gnat - From the liquor they are going to drink! and swallow a camel - It is strange, that glaring false print, strain at a gnat, which quite alters the sense, should run through all the editions of our English Bibles.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:24


Mt 23:24 Strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. A forcible image of those who are very conscientious over small, and careless of great, matters.

Discussion for Matthew 23:24

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 24
    It does alter the sensible meaning, for a gnat is a fly that bites.So it is correct to put it as "You strain your water so as to swallow not a gnat.................................... "

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