Psalm 69:23 {68:24}
Good News Translation
Strike them with blindness! Make their backs always weak!

Contemporary English Version
Blind them with darkness and make them tremble.

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

New American Bible
Make their eyes so dim they cannot see; keep their backs ever feeble.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Their eyes

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said: Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not. . . .

Isaiah 29:9,10 Be astonished, and wonder, waver, and stagger: be drunk, and not with wine: stagger, and not with drunkenness. . . .

Matthew 13:14,15 And the prophecy of Isaias is fulfilled in them, who saith: By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive. . . .

John 12:39,40 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaias said again: . . .

Acts 28:26,27 Saying: Go to this people and say to them: With the ear you shall hear and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see and shall not perceive. . . .

Romans 11:25 For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in.

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their senses were made dull. For, until this present day, the selfsame veil, in the reading of the old testament, remaineth not taken away (because in Christ it is made void).

make their

Deuteronomy 28:65-67 Neither shalt thou be quiet, even in those nations, nor shall there be any rest for the sole of thy foot. For the Lord will give thee a fearful heart, and languishing eyes, and a soul consumed with pensiveness: . . .

Isaiah 21:3,4 Therefore are my loins filled with pain, anguish hath taken hold of me, as the anguish of a woman in labour: I fell down at the hearing of it, I was troubled at the seeing of it. . . .

Jeremiah 30:6 Ask ye, and see if a man bear children? why then have I seen every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman in labour, and all faces are turned yellow?

Daniel 5:6 Then was the king's countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him: and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees struck one against the other.

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

Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
22Let their table become as a snare before them, and a recompense, and a stumblingblock. 23Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back bend thou down always.24Pour out thy indignation upon them: and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.…
Cross References
Romans 11:10
Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see: and bow down their back always.

Isaiah 6:10
Blind the heart of this people, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes: lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and I heal them.

Isaiah 29:10
For the Lord hath mingled for you the spirit of a deep sleep, he will shut up your eyes, he will cover your prophets and princes, that see visions.

Daniel 5:6
Then was the king's countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him: and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees struck one against the other.

Additional Translations
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

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

Let their eyes be darkened that they should not see; and bow down their back continually.

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

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

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

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

Darkened are their eyes from seeing, And their loins continually shake Thou.
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