Deuteronomy 27:18
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English Standard Version
“‘Cursed be anyone who misleads a blind man on the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

King James Bible
Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.

American Standard Version
Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of his way: and all the people shall say: Amen.

English Revised Version
Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way: and all the people shall say, Amen.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With the solemn erection of the stones with the law written upon them, Israel was to transfer to the land the blessing and curse of the law, as was already commanded in Deuteronomy 11:29; that is to say, according to the more minute explanation of the command which is given here, the people themselves were solemnly to give expression to the blessing and the curse: to the former upon Mount Gerizim, and to the latter upon Ebal. On the situation of these mountains, see at Deuteronomy 11:29. To this end six tribes were to station themselves upon the top or side of Gerizim, and six upon the top or side of Ebal. The blessing was to be uttered by the tribes of Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin, who sprang from the two wives of Jacob; and the curse by Reuben, with the two sons of Leah's maid Zilpah, and by Zebulun, with Dan and Naphtali, the sons of Rachel's maid Bilhah. It was natural that the utterance of the blessing should be assigned to the tribes which sprang from Jacob's proper wives, since the sons of the wives occupied a higher position than the sons of the maids - just as the blessing had pre-eminence over the curse. But in order to secure the division into two sixes, it was necessary that two of the eight sons of the wives should be associated with those who pronounced the curses. The choice fell upon Reuben, because he had forfeited his right of primogeniture by his incest (Genesis 49:4), and upon Zebulun, as the youngest son of Leah. "They shall stand there upon the curse:" i.e., to pronounce the curse.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 19:14 You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the LORD.

Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

Proverbs 28:10 Whoever causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit...

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

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.

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam...

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Leviticus 19:14
You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 27:19
"'Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

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