New International Version
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.
King James Bible
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
Darby 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let their table become a snare - The execrations here and in the following verses should be read in the future tense, because they are predictive; and not in the imperative mood, as if they were the offspring of the psalmist's resentment: "Their table Shall become a snare; - their eyes Shall be darkened; - thou Wilt pour out thine indignation upon them; - thy wrathful anger Shall take hold of them; - their habitation Shall be desolate, - and none Shall dwell in their tents."
The psalmist prophesies that the evils which they had inflicted on the Israelites should be visited on themselves; that as they had made them eat, drink, labor, and suffer, so God should in his judgment treat them.
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Reproach [Rebuke] hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. T he greatness of suffering cannot be certainly estimated by the single consideration of the immediate, apparent cause; the impression it actually makes upon the mind of the sufferer, must likewise be taken into the account. That which is a heavy trial to one person, may be much lighter to another, and, perhaps, no trial at all. And a state …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Letter xxxix (A. D. 1137) to the Same.
Christ's Resurrection Song.
Aron, Brother of Moses, 486, 487.
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."
The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers).
His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.
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