|New International Version (© 2011)|
One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.
King James Bible
And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
American Standard Version
And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to wax dim, so that he could not see),
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at that time, that Eli is lying down in his place, and his eyes have begun to be dim -- he is not able to see.
1 Samuel 3:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Eli was laid down in his place - It is very likely that as the ark was a long time at Shiloh, they had built near to it certain apartments for the high priest and others more immediately employed about the tabernacle. In one of these, near to that of Eli, perhaps under the same roof, Samuel lay when he was called by the Lord.
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1 Samuel 2:22 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did to all Israel...
1 Samuel 4:15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.
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Genesis 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great...
Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years...
Ecclesiastes 12:3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves...
1 Samuel 3:2 Parallel CommentariesAble Barely Begun Clouded Dim Eli Eyes Eyesight Laid Night Resting Time Usual Wax WeakAble Barely Begun Clouded Dim Eli Eyes Eyesight Laid Night Resting Time Usual Wax WeakTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 27:1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called for Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." "Here I am," he answered.
Genesis 48:10 Now Israel's eyes were failing because of old age, and he could hardly see. So Joseph brought his sons close to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.
1 Samuel 4:15 who was ninety-eight years old and whose eyes had failed so that he could not see.
1 Kings 14:4 So Jeroboam's wife did what he said and went to Ahijah's house in Shiloh. Now Ahijah could not see; his sight was gone because of his age.
Ecclesiastes 12:3 when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows grow dim;