New International Version
who was ninety-eight years old and whose eyes had failed so that he could not see.
King James Bible
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His heart trembled for the ark of God - He was a most mild and affectionate father, and yet the safety of the ark lay nearer to his heart than the safety of his two sons. Who can help feeling for this aged, venerable man?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryFaithlessness and Defeat
'And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Eben-ezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek. 2. And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men. 3. And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us today before the Philistines? …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Form and Spirit of Religion
1 Samuel 3:2
One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.
1 Samuel 4:14
Eli heard the outcry and asked, "What is the meaning of this uproar?" The man hurried over to Eli,
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.
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