Isaiah 9:16
Good News Translation
Those who lead these people have misled them and totally confused them.

Contemporary English Version
They had led the nation down the wrong path, and the people were confused.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that call this people blessed, shall cause them to err: and they that are called blessed, shall be thrown down, headlong.

New American Bible
Those who lead this people lead them astray, and those who are led are swallowed up.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they that call this people blessed, shall cause them to err: and they that are called blessed, shall be thrown down, headlong.

the leaders, etc.

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, their oppressors have stripped them, and women have ruled over them. O my people, they that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy the way of thy steps.

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.

Matthew 23:16 Woe to you, blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but he that shall swear by the gold of the temple is a debtor.

led of them.

Numbers 6:23-26 Say to Aaron and his sons: Thus shall you bless the children of Israel, and you shall say to them: . . .

1 Kings 8:55,56 And he stood, and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying: . . .

2 Chronicles 30:27 And the priests and the Levites rose up and blessed the people: and their voice was heard: and their prayer came to the holy dwelling place of heaven.

Hebrews 7:7 And without all contradiction, that which is less is blessed by the better.

destroyed.

Context
Judgment Against Israel's Hypocrisy
15The aged and honourable, he is the head: and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. 16And they that call this people blessed, shall cause them to err: and they that are called blessed, shall be thrown down, headlong.17Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men: neither shall he have mercy on their fatherless, and widows: for every one is a hypocrite and wicked, and every mouth hath spoken folly. For all this his indignation is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.…
Cross References
Matthew 15:14
Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.

Matthew 23:16
Woe to you, blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but he that shall swear by the gold of the temple is a debtor.

Matthew 23:24
Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.

Isaiah 3:12
As for my people, their oppressors have stripped them, and women have ruled over them. O my people, they that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy the way of thy steps.

Isaiah 19:14
The Lord hath mingled in the midst thereof the spirit of giddiness: and they have caused Egypt to err in all its works, as a drunken man staggereth and vomiteth.

Jeremiah 23:13
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied in Baal and deceived my people Israel.

Amos 2:4
Thus saith the Lord: For three crimes of Juda, and for four I will not convert him: because he hath cast away the law of the Lord, and hath not kept his commandments: for their idols have caused them to err, after which their fathers have walked.

Micah 3:5
Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.

Additional Translations
For those who guide this people mislead them, and those they mislead are swallowed up.For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

And they that pronounce this people blessed shall mislead them; and they mislead them that they may devour them.

For the guides of this people mislead [them]; and they that are guided by them are swallowed up.

For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led by them are destroyed.

For those who lead this people lead them astray; and those who are led by them are destroyed.

And the eulogists of this people are causing to err, And its eulogised ones are consumed.
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