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Job 17:7

    Job 17:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, And all my members are as a shadow.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My eyes have become dark because of my pain, and all my body is wasted to a shade.

    Webster's Revision

    Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 17:7

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 17:7

    Mine eye is dim by reason of sorrow - Schultens supposes that this refers to his external appearance in general, as being worn down, exhausted, "defaced" by his many troubles; but it seems rather to mean that his eyes failed on account of weeping.

    And all my members are as a shadow - "I am a mere skeleton, I am exhausted and emaciated by my sufferings." It is common to speak of persons who are emaciated by sickness or famine as mere shadows. Thus, Livy (L. 21:40) says, Effigies, imo, "umbrce hominum;" fame, frigore, illuvie, squalore enecti, contusi, debilitati inter saxa rupesque. So Aeschylus calls Oedipus - Οἰδίπου σκιαν Oidipou skian - the shadow of Oedipus.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 17:7

    17:7 As a shadow - I am grown so poor and thin, that I am not to be called a man, but the shadow of a man.
    Book: Job