King James Version
Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.
Darby Bible Translation
Now Eli was ninety-eight years old; and his eyes were set, that he could not see.
World English Bible
Now Eli was ninety-eight years old; and his eyes were set, so that he could not see.
Young's Literal Translation
And Eli is a son of ninety and eight years, and his eyes have stood, and he hath not been able to see.
1 Samuel 4:15 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
were dim: Heb. stood
Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.1 Samuel 4:15 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryIs God in the Camp?
"And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! For there hath not been such a thing heretofore"--1 Samuel 4:7. Israel was out of gear with God. The people had forgotten the Most High, and had gone aside to the worship of Baal. They had neglected the things of God; therefore they were give up to their enemies. When Jehovah had brought them out of Egypt, he instructed them how they were to live in the land to which he would bring them, and warned …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
The Form and Spirit of Religion
That the Ruler Should Be, through Humility, a Companion of Good Livers, But, through the Zeal of Righteousness, Rigid against the vices of Evildoers.
1 Samuel 3:2
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;
1 Samuel 4:14
And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What meaneth the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily, and told Eli.
1 Kings 14:4
And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
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