Psalm 69:23
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New International Version
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.

New Living Translation
Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and make their bodies shake continually.

English Standard Version
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see, and make their loins tremble continually.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let their eyes grow too dim to see, and let their loins continually shake.

International Standard Version
May their eyes be blinded and may their bodies tremble continuously.

NET Bible
May their eyes be blinded! Make them shake violently!

New Heart English Bible
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can't see. Let their backs be continually bent.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their eyes will be darkened that they will not see and their back will always be stooped.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let their vision become clouded so that they cannot see. Let their thighs continually shake.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; And make their loins continually to totter.

New American Standard 1977
May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see,
            And make their loins shake continually.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let their eyes be darkened that they see not and make their loins continually to shake.

King James 2000 Bible
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

American King James Version
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

American Standard Version
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; And make their loins continually to shake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back bend thou down always.

Darby Bible Translation
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not, and make their loins continually to shake.

English Revised Version
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

Webster's 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.
Study Bible
I Endure Scorn for Your Sake
22May their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, may it become a trap. 23May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually. 24Pour out Your indignation on them, And may Your burning anger overtake them.…
Cross References
Romans 11:10
Let their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."

Isaiah 6:10
"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."

Isaiah 29:10
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.

Daniel 5:6
Then the king's face grew pale and his thoughts alarmed him, and his hip joints went slack and his knees began knocking together.
Treasury of Scripture

Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

Their eyes

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand …

Isaiah 29:9,10 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken, …

Matthew 13:14,15 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing …

John 12:39,40 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again…

Acts 28:26,27 Saying, Go to this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall …

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, …

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same …

make their

Deuteronomy 28:65-67 And among these nations shall you find no ease, neither shall the …

Isaiah 21:3,4 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold on …

Jeremiah 30:6 Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? why do …

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled …

Romans 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their …

(23) Their eyes.--The darkened eyes and trembling limbs (comp. Nahum 2:10; Daniel 5:6) are expressive of terror and dismay.

Verse 23. - Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not. This may be taken either literally, "let blindness come upon those who have so misused their eyes;" or metaphorically, "let their understandings, which they have partially blinded, be wholly darkened." And make their loins continually to shake. Deprive them of the strength whereof they have boasted, and which they have misapplied. Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not,.... Not literally, the eyes of their bodies; but figuratively, the eyes of their understanding; which were so darkened, and they given up to such judicial blindness, that they could not discern the signs of the times that the Messiah must be come, Daniel's weeks being up; could not see any glory, excellency, and comeliness in Christ; could not see the evidence of the Messiahship of Jesus in the miracles he wrought; nor in the prophecies of the Old Testament fulfilled in him: that book was a sealed book unto them; the Gospel, and the doctrines of it, were hid from them, even from the wise and prudent among them; yea, also those things which belonged to their temporal peace; they were so blinded and infatuated, they could not see what was for their outward good and happiness: and, in proof of this their blindness, the words are cited by the apostle in Romans 11:7; see Matthew 16:3;

and make their loins continually to shake; weaken their loins, in which a man's strength lies, that they may not be able to rise up against their enemies; and that they might not be able to flee and escape from them; see Deuteronomy 33:11; or fill them with horror, dread, and trembling, as they will be when Christ shall come in the clouds of heaven; and they shall see him whom they have pierced, Revelation 1:7. The apostle renders the words "bow down their back alway"; See Gill on Romans 11:10. 23. continually to shake—literally, "to swerve" or bend in weakness.69:22-29 These are prophecies of the destruction of Christ's persecutors. Verses 22,23, are applied to the judgments of God upon the unbelieving Jews, in Ro 11:9,10. When the supports of life and delights of sense, through the corruption of our nature, are made the food and fuel of sin, then our table is a snare. Their sin was, that they would not see, but shut their eyes against the light, loving darkness rather; their punishment was, that they should not see, but should be given up to their own hearts' lusts which hardened them. Those who reject God's great salvation proffered to them, may justly fear that his indignation will be poured out upon them. If men will sin, the Lord will reckon for it. But those that have multiplied to sin, may yet find mercy, through the righteousness of the Mediator. God shuts not out any from that righteousness; the gospel excludes none who do not, by unbelief, shut themselves out. But those who are proud and self-willed, so that they will not come in to God's righteousness, shall have their doom accordingly; they themselves decide it. Let those not expect any benefit thereby, who are not glad to be beholden to it. It is better to be poor and sorrowful, with the blessing of the Lord, than rich and jovial, and under his curse. This may be applied to Christ. He was, when on earth, a man of sorrows that had not where to lay his head; but God exalted him. Let us call upon the Lord, and though poor and sorrowful, guilty and defiled, his salvation will set us up on high.
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