New International Version
Now they grope through the streets as if they were blind. They are so defiled with blood that no one dares to touch their garments.
King James Bible
They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
Darby Bible Translation
They wandered about blind in the streets; they were polluted with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
World English Bible
They wander as blind men in the streets, they are polluted with blood, So that men can't touch their garments.
Young's Literal Translation
They have wandered naked in out-places, They have been polluted with blood, Without any being able to touch their clothing,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They have wandered as blind men in the streets - Rather, "They ran frantic through the streets, they were stained with blood." This was in their pretended zeal for their cause. Bishop Bonner, who was at the head of those sanguinary executions in England, was accustomed to buffet the poor Protestants, when on their examinations they were too powerful for him in argument: -
"He proved his doctrine orthodox,
By apostolic blows and knocks."
Just as his elder brethren, the false priests and prophets of Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
they have polluted
so that men could not touch, or, in that they could not but touch
it is unclean. or, ye polluted
LibraryA Message from God for Thee
Our two messages we will try to deliver in their order; we shall then want your attention and patience for a minute while we answer the question--Why the difference? and then we will press upon each character the force of the message, that each may be led to believe what is addressed to him. I. Our FIRST MESSAGE IS ONE OF COMFORT. "The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity." 1. We find, at the outset, a joyous fact. Read it …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
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The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind.
At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood!
The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers).
Israel's watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.
So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like people without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.
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