New American Standard Bible
"My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow.
King James Bible
Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
Darby Bible Translation
And mine eye is dim by reason of grief, and 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Mine eye is dim by reason of sorrow - Schultens supposes that this refers to his external appearance in general, as being worn down, exhausted, "defaced" by his many troubles; but it seems rather to mean that his eyes failed on account of weeping.
And all my members are as a shadow - "I am a mere skeleton, I am exhausted and emaciated by my sufferings." It is common to speak of persons who are emaciated by sickness or famine as mere shadows. Thus, Livy (L. 21:40) says, Effigies, imo, "umbrce hominum;" fame, frigore, illuvie, squalore enecti, contusi, debilitati inter saxa rupesque. So Aeschylus calls Oedipus - Οἰδίπου σκιαν Oidipou skian - the shadow of Oedipus.
LibraryWhether Christ Went Down into the Hell of the Lost?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ went down into the hell of the lost, because it is said by the mouth of Divine Wisdom (Ecclus. 24:45): "I will penetrate to all the lower parts of the earth." But the hell of the lost is computed among the lower parts of the earth according to Ps. 62:10: "They shall go into the lower parts of the earth." Therefore Christ who is the Wisdom of God, went down even into the hell of the lost. Objection 2: Further, Peter says (Acts 2:24) that "God hath raised up Christ, …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
"You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.
"My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids,
"My friends are my scoffers; My eye weeps to God.
My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries.
Because of this our heart is faint, Because of these things our eyes are dim;
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