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1 Samuel 4:15

    1 Samuel 4:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were set, so that he could not see.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Eli was ninety-eight years old, and his eyes were fixed so that he was not able to see.

    Webster's Revision

    Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were set, so 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were set, that he could not see.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 4:15

    Dim - Rather, "set." The word is quite different from that so rendered in 1 Samuel 3:2. The phrase seems to express the "fixed" state of the blind eye, which is not affected by the light. Eli's blindness, while it made him alive to sounds, prevented his seeing the ripped garments and dust-besprinkled head of the messenger of bad news.