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Matthew 15:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “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.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leadeth the blind, both will fall into the ditch.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— let them alone, guides they are—blind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both into a ditch shall fall.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let them alone: they be blinde leaders of the blinde. And if the blinde lead the blinde, both shall fall into the ditch.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Leave them: they are blind leaders of the blind; but if a blind man shall lead a blind man, both shall fall into the ditch.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if a blind man leadeth one blind, they will both fall into the ditch.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let y863
[0863] Standard
ἀφίημι
aphiemi
{af-ee'-ay-mee}
From G0575 and ἵημι [[hiemi]] (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι [[eimi]] (to go)); to send forth, in various applications.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
them y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
alone: 863
{0863} Prime
ἀφίημι
aphiemi
{af-ee'-ay-mee}
From G0575 and ἵημι [[hiemi]] (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι [[eimi]] (to go)); to send forth, in various applications.
z5628
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
they be 1526
{1526} Prime
εἰσί
eisi
{i-see'}
Third person plural present indicative of G1510; they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
blind 5185
{5185} Prime
τυφλός
tuphlos
{toof-los'}
From G5187; opaque (as if smoky), that is, (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally).
leaders 3595
{3595} Prime
ὁδηγός
hodegos
{hod-ayg-os'}
From G3598 and G2233; a conductor (literally or figuratively [teacher]).
of the blind. 5185
{5185} Prime
τυφλός
tuphlos
{toof-los'}
From G5187; opaque (as if smoky), that is, (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally).
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
if 1437
{1437} Prime
ἐάν
ean
{eh-an'}
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
the blind 5185
{5185} Prime
τυφλός
tuphlos
{toof-los'}
From G5187; opaque (as if smoky), that is, (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally).
lead 3594
{3594} Prime
ὁδηγέω
hodegeo
{hod-ayg-eh'-o}
From G3595; to show the way (literally or figuratively [teach]).
z5725
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
the blind, 5185
{5185} Prime
τυφλός
tuphlos
{toof-los'}
From G5187; opaque (as if smoky), that is, (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally).
both 297
{0297} Prime
ἀμφότερος
amphoteros
{am-fot'-er-os}
Comparative of ἀμφί [[amphi]] (around); (in plural) both.
shall fall 4098
{4098} Prime
πίπτω
pipto
{pip'-to}
The first is a reduplicated and contracted form of the second (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses); probably akin to G4072 through the idea of alighting; to fall (literally of figuratively).
z5699
<5699> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 8
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the ditch. 999
{0999} Prime
βόθυνος
bothunos
{both'-oo-nos}
Akin to G0900; a hole (in the ground); specifically a cistern.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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 — Striking expression of the ruinous effects of erroneous teaching!

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 15:10-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 15:14

Let them alone — If they are indeed blind leaders of the blind; let them alone: concern not yourselves about them: a plain direction how to behave with regard to all such. Luke 6:39.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Let:

Hosea 4:17 Ephraim [is] joined to idols: let him alone.
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

they:

Matthew 23:16-24 Woe unto you, [ye] blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! ... [Ye] blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Isaiah 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause [them] to err; and [they that are] led of them [are] destroyed.
Isaiah 42:19 Who [is] blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger [that] I sent? who [is] blind as [he that is] perfect, and blind as the LORD'S servant?
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.
Malachi 2:8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
Luke 6:39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

And if:

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love [to have it] so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time [that] I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 8:12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Ezekiel 14:9-10 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel. ... And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh [unto him];
Micah 3:6-7 Therefore night [shall be] unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. ... Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for [there is] no answer of God.
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 Peter 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 22:15 For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
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Is 9:16; 42:19; 56:10. Jr 5:31; 6:15; 8:12. Ezk 14:9. Ho 4:17. Mi 3:6. Mal 2:8. Mt 23:16. Lk 6:39. 1Ti 6:5. 2P 2:1, 17. Rv 19:20; 22:15.

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