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Lamentations 4:14

    Lamentations 4:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They are wandering like blind men in the streets, they are made unclean with blood, so that their robes may not be touched by men.

    Webster's Revision

    They wander as blind men in the streets, they are polluted with blood, So that men cannot 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They wander as blind men in the streets, that are polluted with blood, so that men cannot touch their garments.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 4:14

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 4:14

    They have wandered - God's ministers, consecrated to His service, wandered through the city blinded by the insatiable lust of slaughter. It was a pollution to touch their garments.

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 4:14

    4:14 They - The prophets and priests wandered up and down the streets polluting themselves with blood, either the blood of the children which they slew, or the just men, mentioned ver.13, the slaughter of whom they either encouraged, or at least did not discourage; so that one could not touch a prophet or priest, but he must be legally polluted, and there were so many of them, that men could not walk in the streets, but he must touch some of them.