Job 17:7
New International Version
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.

New Living Translation
My eyes are swollen with weeping, and I am but a shadow of my former self.

English Standard Version
My eye has grown dim from vexation, and all my members are like a shadow.

Berean Study Bible
My eyes have grown dim with grief, and my whole body is but a shadow.

King James Bible
Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

New King James Version
My eye has also grown dim because of sorrow, And all my members are like shadows.

New American Standard Bible
“My eye has also become inexpressive because of grief, And all my body parts are like a shadow.

NASB 1995
“My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow.

NASB 1977
“My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow.

Amplified Bible
“My eye has grown dim (unexpressive) because of grief, And all my [body’s] members are [wasted away] like a shadow.

Christian Standard Bible
My eyes have grown dim from grief, and my whole body has become but a shadow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My eyes have grown dim from grief, and my whole body has become but a shadow.

American Standard Version
Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, And all my members are as a shadow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My eye aches from passion and all my senses are as a shadow

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For my eyes are dimmed through pain; I have been grievously beset by all.

Contemporary English Version
I am almost blind with grief; my body is a mere shadow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My eye is dim through indignation, and my limbs are brought as it were to nothing.

English Revised Version
Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

Good News Translation
My grief has almost made me blind; my arms and legs are as thin as shadows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now my eyes are blurred from grief. Now all my limbs are like a shadow.

International Standard Version
My eyes have grown weak from grief; and my whole body is as thin as a shadow.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Mine eye also is dimmed by reason of vexation, And all my members are as a shadow.

Literal Standard Version
And my eye is dim from sorrow, And my members—all of them—as a shadow.

NET Bible
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.

New Heart English Bible
My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. All my members are as a shadow.

World English Bible
My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. All my members are as a shadow.

Young's Literal Translation
And dim from sorrow is mine eye, And my members as a shadow all of them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Prepares for Death
6He has made me a byword among the people, a man in whose face they spit. 7My eyes have grown dim with grief, and my whole body is but a shadow. 8The upright are appalled at this, and the innocent are stirred against the godless.…

Cross References
Job 16:8
You have bound me, and it has become a witness; my frailty rises up and testifies against me.

Job 16:16
My face is red with weeping, and deep shadows ring my eyes;

Job 16:20
My friends are my scoffers as my eyes pour out tears to God.

Psalm 6:7
My eyes fail from grief; they grow dim because of all my foes.

Lamentations 5:17
Because of this, our hearts are faint; because of these, our eyes grow dim--


Treasury of Scripture

My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

Mine eye

Job 16:16
My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

Psalm 6:7
Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Psalm 31:9,10
Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly…

members.

Job 17:11
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

shadow

Psalm 109:23
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

Ecclesiastes 6:12
For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?









Verse 7. - Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow (comp. Psalm 6:7; Psalm 31:9). Excessive weeping, such as stains the cheeks (Job 16:16), will also in most cases dim and dull the eyesight. And all my members are as a shadow. Weak, that is, worn out, unstable, fleeting, ready to pass away.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My eyes
עֵינִ֑י (‘ê·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

have grown dim
וַתֵּ֣כַהּ (wat·tê·ḵah)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3543: To be weak, to despond, to grow dull

with grief,
מִכַּ֣עַשׂ (mik·ka·‘aś)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3708: Vexation, anger

and my whole
כֻּלָּֽם׃ (kul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

body
וִֽיצֻרַ֖י (wî·ṣu·ray)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3338: Structure, limb, part

is but a shadow.
כַּצֵּ֣ל (kaṣ·ṣêl)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6738: A shadow


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