Psalm 69:23
New International Version
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.

New Living Translation
Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and make their bodies shake continually.

English Standard Version
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see, and make their loins tremble continually.

Berean Study Bible
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.

New American Standard Bible
May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Let their eyes grow too dim to see, and let their hips continually quake.

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

Good News Translation
Strike them with blindness! Make their backs always weak!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let their eyes grow too dim to see, and let their loins continually shake.

International Standard Version
May their eyes be blinded and may their bodies tremble continuously.

NET Bible
May their eyes be blinded! Make them shake violently!

New Heart English Bible
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can't see, and make their backs weak continually.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their eyes will be darkened that they will not see and their back will always be stooped.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let their vision become clouded so that they cannot see. Let their thighs continually shake.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; And make their loins continually to totter.

New American Standard 1977
May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let their eyes be darkened that they see not and make their loins continually to shake.

King James 2000 Bible
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webster's 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.
Study Bible
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
22May their table become a snare; may it be a retribution and a trap. 23May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever. 24Pour out Your wrath upon them, and let Your burning anger overtake them.…
Cross References
Romans 11:10
May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."

Isaiah 6:10
Make the hearts of this people calloused; deafen their ears and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.

Isaiah 29:10
For the LORD has poured out on you a spirit of deep sleep; He has shut your eyes, O prophets, and covered your heads, O seers.

Daniel 5:6
his face grew pale and his thoughts so alarmed him that his hips gave way and his knees knocked together.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Their eyes

Isaiah 6:9,10
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not…

Isaiah 29:9,10
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink…

Matthew 13:14,15
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: …

make their

Deuteronomy 28:65-67
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: …

Isaiah 21:3,4
Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it

Jeremiah 30:6
Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?







Lexicon
May their eyes
עֵ֭ינֵיהֶם (‘ê·nê·hem)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

be darkened
תֶּחְשַׁ֣כְנָה (teḥ·šaḵ·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2821: To be dark, to darken

so they cannot see,
מֵרְא֑וֹת (mê·rə·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

and their backs
וּ֝מָתְנֵ֗יהֶם (ū·mā·ṯə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - mdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4975: The waist, small of the back, the loins

be bent
הַמְעַֽד׃ (ham·‘aḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4571: To slip, slide, totter, shake

forever.
תָּמִ֥יד (tā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice
(23) Their eyes.--The darkened eyes and trembling limbs (comp. Nahum 2:10; Daniel 5:6) are expressive of terror and dismay.

Verse 23. - Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not. This may be taken either literally, "let blindness come upon those who have so misused their eyes;" or metaphorically, "let their understandings, which they have partially blinded, be wholly darkened." And make their loins continually to shake. Deprive them of the strength whereof they have boasted, and which they have misapplied. 69:22-29 These are prophecies of the destruction of Christ's persecutors. Verses 22,23, are applied to the judgments of God upon the unbelieving Jews, in Ro 11:9,10. When the supports of life and delights of sense, through the corruption of our nature, are made the food and fuel of sin, then our table is a snare. Their sin was, that they would not see, but shut their eyes against the light, loving darkness rather; their punishment was, that they should not see, but should be given up to their own hearts' lusts which hardened them. Those who reject God's great salvation proffered to them, may justly fear that his indignation will be poured out upon them. If men will sin, the Lord will reckon for it. But those that have multiplied to sin, may yet find mercy, through the righteousness of the Mediator. God shuts not out any from that righteousness; the gospel excludes none who do not, by unbelief, shut themselves out. But those who are proud and self-willed, so that they will not come in to God's righteousness, shall have their doom accordingly; they themselves decide it. Let those not expect any benefit thereby, who are not glad to be beholden to it. It is better to be poor and sorrowful, with the blessing of the Lord, than rich and jovial, and under his curse. This may be applied to Christ. He was, when on earth, a man of sorrows that had not where to lay his head; but God exalted him. Let us call upon the Lord, and though poor and sorrowful, guilty and defiled, his salvation will set us up on high.
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