Isaiah 56:10
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English Standard Version
His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge; they are all silent dogs; they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

King James Bible
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

American Standard Version
His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams.

English Revised Version
His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

Webster's Bible Translation
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"For thus saith Jehovah to the circumcised, Those who keep my Sabbaths, and decide for that in which I take pleasure, and take fast hold of my covenant; I give to them in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters: I give such a man an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off." The second condition after the sanctification of the Sabbath has reference to the regulation of life according to the revealed will of God; the third to fidelity with regard to the covenant of circumcision. יד also means a side, and hence a place (Deuteronomy 23:13); but in the passage before us, where ושׁם יד form a closely connected pair of words, to which וּמבּנות מבּנים is appended, it signifies the memorial, equivalent to מצּבת (2 Samuel 18; 2 Samuel 1:1-24:25; 1 Samuel 15:12), as an index lifted up on high (Ezekiel 21:24), which strikes the eye and arrests attention, pointing like a signpost to the person upon whom it is placed, like monumentum a monendo. They are assured that they will not be excluded from close fellowship with the church ("in my house and within my walls"), and also promised, as a superabundant compensation for the want of posterity, long life in the memory of future ages, by whom their long tried attachment to Jehovah and His people in circumstances of great temptation will not be forgotten.

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watchmen

Isaiah 52:8 Your watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye...

Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

are blind

Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers...

Jeremiah 14:13,14 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say to them, You shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine...

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...

Hosea 9:7,8 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad...

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.

Matthew 23:16-26 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing...

Luke 6:39,40 And he spoke a parable to them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch...

they are all dumb

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 6:13,14 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness...

Jeremiah 23:13,14 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err...

Ezekiel 3:15-18,26,27 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelled by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat...

Ezekiel 13:16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace...

Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come...

Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

sleeping. or, dreaming, or talking in their sleep. loving

Proverbs 6:4-10 Give not sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids...

Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding...

Jonah 1:2-6 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me...

Nahum 3:18 Your shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: your nobles shall dwell in the dust: your people is scattered on the mountains...

Mark 13:34-37 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

Cross References
Isaiah 29:9
Astonish yourselves and be astonished; blind yourselves and be blind! Be drunk, but not with wine; stagger, but not with strong drink!

Jeremiah 14:13
Then I said: "Ah, Lord GOD, behold, the prophets say to them, 'You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.'"

Jeremiah 14:14
And the LORD said to me: "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.

Lamentations 4:14
They wandered, blind, through the streets; they were so defiled with blood that no one was able to touch their garments.

Ezekiel 3:17
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

Nahum 3:18
Your shepherds are asleep, O king of Assyria; your nobles slumber. Your people are scattered on the mountains with none to gather them.

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