Job 17:7
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New International Version
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.

King James Bible
Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

Darby Bible Translation
And mine eye is dim by reason of grief, and all my members are as a shadow.

World English Bible
My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow. All my members are as a shadow.

Young's Literal Translation
And dim from sorrow is mine eye, And my members as a shadow all of them.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Mine eye also is dim - Continual weeping impairs the sight; and indeed any affliction that debilitates the frame generally weakens the sight in the same proportion.

All my members are as a shadow - Nothing is left but skin and bone. I am but the shadow of my former self.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mine eye

Job 16:16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

Psalm 6:7 My eye is consumed because of grief; it waxes old because of all my enemies.

Psalm 31:9,10 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yes, my soul and my belly...

Lamentations 5:17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

members. or, thoughts

Job 17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.


Psalm 109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declines: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow?...

9Th Day. Persevering Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "The righteous shall hold on his way."--JOB xvii. 9. Persevering Grace. Reader! how comforting to thee amid the ebbings and flowings of thy changing history, to know that the change is all with thee, and not with thy God! Thy spiritual bark may be tossed on waves of temptation, in many a dark midnight. Thou mayest think thy pilot hath left thee, and be ready continually to say, "Where is my God?" But fear not! The bark which bears thy spiritual destinies is in better
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
O eternal God and heavenly Father, if I were not taught and assured by the promises of thy gospel, and the examples of Peter, Mary Magdalene, the publican, the prodigal child, and many other penitent sinners, that thou art so full of compassion, and so ready to forgive the greatest sinners, who are heaviest laden with sin, at what time soever they return unto thee with penitent hearts, lamenting their sins, and imploring thy grace, I should despair for mine own sins, and be utterly discouraged from
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Job 16:8
You have shriveled me up--and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me.

Job 16:16
My face is red with weeping, dark shadows ring my eyes;

Job 16:20
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;

Psalm 6:7
My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.

Lamentations 5:17
Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim

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