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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Lamentations 4:14


    CHAPTERS: Lamentations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

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    King James Bible - Lamentations 4:14

    They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves 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.

    Douay-Rheims - Lamentations 4:14

    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.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Original Hebrew

    נעו
    5128 עורים 5787 בחוצות 2351 נגאלו 1351 בדם 1818 בלא 3808 יוכלו 3201 יגעו 5060 בלבשׁיהם׃ 3830

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (14) -
    De 28:28,29 Isa 29:10-12; 56:10; 59:9-11 Mic 3:6,7 Mt 15:14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:14

    Nun : Titubearon ciegos en las calles, fueron contaminados en sangre, que no pudiesen tocar a sus vestiduras.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Lamentations 4:14

    Verse 14. They have wandered as
    blind men tn 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.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 14. They have wandered [as]
    blind [men] in the streets , etc.] That is, the false prophets and wicked priests; and may be understood either literally, that when the city was taken, and they fled, they were like blind men, and knew not which way to go to make their escape, but wandered from place to place, and could find no way out; or spiritually, though they pretended to great light and knowledge, yet were as blind men, surrounded with the darkness of ignorance and error, and were blind leaders of the blind: they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments ; or, “could not but touch it with their garments” f123 ; or, “might not” f124 ; it was not lawful for them to do it: the sense is either, that, which way soever these men took to make their escape, they found so many dead carcasses in the streets, and such a profusion of blood by them, that they could not but touch it with their garments; or being besmeared with it, were so defiled, that others might not touch them, even their garments; or these men had defiled themselves with the shedding of the blood of righteous persons; so that they were odious to men, and they shunned them as they would do anything that by the law rendered them in a ceremonious sense unclean, and therefore said as follows:
    Matthew Henry Commentary
    The deplorable
    state of the nation is contrasted with its ancien prosperity.

    Lam. 4:1-12 What a change is here! Sin tarnishes the beauty of the mos exalted powers and the most excellent gifts; but that gold, tried in the fire, which Christ bestows, never will be taken from us; it outward appearance may be dimmed, but its real value can never be changed. The horrors of the siege and destruction of Jerusalem ar again described. Beholding the sad consequences of sin in the church of old, let us seriously consider to what the same causes may justly brin down the church now. But, Lord, though we have gone from thee in rebellion, yet turn to us, and turn our hearts to thee, that we ma fear thy name. Come to us, bless us with awakening, converting renewing, confirming grace.

    Lam. 4:13-20 Nothing ripens a people more for ruin, nor fills the measure faster, than the sins of priests and prophets. The king himsel cannot escape, for Divine vengeance pursues him. Our anointed Kin alone is the life of our souls; we may safely live under his shadow and rejoice in Him in the midst of our enemies, for He is the true God and eternal life.

    Lam. 4:21,22 Here it is foretold that an end should be put to Zion' troubles. Not the fulness of punishment deserved, but of what God ha determined to inflict. An end shall be put to Edom's triumphs. All the troubles of the church and of the believer will soon be accomplished And the doom of their enemies approaches. The Lord will bring their sins to light, and they shall lie down in eternal sorrow. Edom her represents all the enemies of the church. And the corruption, and sin of Israel, which the prophet has proved to be universal, justifies the judgments of the Lord. It shows the need of that grace in Christ Jesus which the sin and corruption of all mankind make so necessary __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    נעו 5128 עורים 5787 בחוצות 2351 נגאלו 1351 בדם 1818 בלא 3808 יוכלו 3201 יגעו 5060 בלבשׁיהם׃ 3830


    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

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