New American Standard Bible
For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.
King James Bible
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
Darby Bible Translation
For the guides of this people mislead them; and they that are guided by them are swallowed up.
World English Bible
For those who lead this people lead them astray; and those who are led by them are destroyed.
Young's Literal Translation
And the eulogists of this people are causing to err, And its eulogised ones are consumed.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the leaders of this people ... - Note, Isaiah 3:12. Hebrew 'They that call this people blessed' - referring more particularly to the false prophets.
They that are led of them - Hebrew, 'They that are called blessed by them.'
Are destroyed - Hebrew, 'Are swallowed up;' see the note at Isaiah 3:12. They are ruined; or swallowed up as in a vast whirlpool or vortex.
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"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."
"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.'
"You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.
The LORD has mixed within her a spirit of distortion; They have led Egypt astray in all that it does, As a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
"Moreover, among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they rejected the law of the LORD And have not kept His statutes; Their lies also have led them astray, Those after which their fathers walked.
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