Lamentations 4:14
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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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Clarke'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

have wandered

Deuteronomy 28:28,29 The LORD shall smite you with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart...

Isaiah 29:10-12 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers...

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.

Isaiah 59:9-11 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither does justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness...

Micah 3:6,7 Therefore night shall be to you, that you shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark to you, that you shall not divine...

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.

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them...

they have polluted

Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood it defiles the land...

Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear...

Jeremiah 2:34 Also in your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but on all these.

so that men could not touch, or, in that they could not but touch

Numbers 19:16 And whoever touches one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave...

Hosea 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood touches blood.

depart ye

Numbers 16:26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs...

Numbers 19:16 And whoever touches one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave...

Psalm 6:8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.

Psalm 139:19 Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, you bloody men.

Micah 2:10 Arise you, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

it is unclean. or, ye polluted

Leviticus 13:45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bore, and he shall put a covering on his upper lip...

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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
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Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:28
The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind.

Deuteronomy 28:29
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.

Isaiah 1:15
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!

Isaiah 29:10
The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers).

Isaiah 56:10
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.

Isaiah 59:9
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.

Isaiah 59:10
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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