New American Standard Bible
May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually.
King James Bible
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
Darby Bible Translation
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not, and make their loins continually to shake.
World English Bible
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can't see. Let their backs be continually bent.
Young's Literal Translation
Darkened are their eyes from seeing, And their loins continually shake Thou.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let their eyes be darkened ... - See the notes at Romans 11:10.
And make their loins continually to shake - As under a heavy burden. The apostle Romans 11:10 varies the language, but retains the idea: "and bow down their back alway."
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"LET THEIR EYES BE DARKENED TO SEE NOT, AND BEND THEIR BACKS FOREVER."
"Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed."
For the LORD has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, the seers.
Then the king's face grew pale and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.
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