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.


New American Standard Bible
They wandered, blind, in the streets; They were defiled with blood So that no one could 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Blind, they stumbled in the streets, defiled by this blood, so that no one dared to touch their garments."


International Standard Version
people stagger around in the streets like the blind, defiled by blood unclean so that no one is able to touch their clothing.


American Standard Version
They wander as blind men in the streets, they are polluted with blood, So that men cannot touch their garments.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Nun. They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they were defiled with blood: and when they could not help walking in it, they held up their skirts.


Darby Bible Translation
They wandered about blind in the streets; they were polluted with blood, so that men could not 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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Context
The Distress of Zion

1How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street. 2The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter! 3Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness. 4The tongue of the sucking child sticks to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them. 5They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills. 6For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her. 7Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire: 8Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin sticks to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick. 9They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field. 10The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people. 11The LORD has accomplished his fury; he has poured out his fierce anger, and has kindled a fire in Zion, and it has devoured the foundations thereof. 12The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem. 13For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the middle of her, 14They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments. 15They cried to them, Depart you; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there. 16The anger of the LORD has divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders. 17As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us. 18They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come. 19Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us on the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness. 20The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen. 21Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through to you: you shall be drunken, and shall make yourself naked. 22The punishment of your iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry you away into captivity: he will visit your iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover your sins.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:28
The LORD shall smite you with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:


Deuteronomy 28:29
And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and spoiled ever more, and no man shall save you.


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: your hands are full of blood.


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, the seers has he covered.


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
Therefore is judgment far from us, neither does justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.


Isaiah 59:10
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.


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.


Jeremiah 26:8
Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, You shall surely die.


Treasury of Scripture

They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.

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...

Strong's Concordance
They have wandered [as] blind [men] in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
Topical Bible
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Lamentations Chapter 4 Verse 14

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