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Job 17:7

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members [are] as a shadow.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, And all my members are as a shadow.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members [are] as a shade.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And mine eye is dim by reason of grief, and all my members are as a shadow.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore hath mine eye become dim from vexation, and, my members, are like a shadow, all of them.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And dim from sorrow is mine eye, And my members as a shadow all of them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My eye is dim through indignation, and my limbs are brought as it were to nothing.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Mine eye therefore is dimme for griefe, and all my strength is like a shadowe.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Mine eye also is dimme by reason of sorrow, and all my members [are] as a shadow.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— My eye is dim because of anger, and all my senses are like a shadow.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For my eyes are dimmed through pain; I have been grievously beset by all.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members [are] as a shadow.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Mine eye 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
also is dim 3543
{3543} Prime
A primitive root; to be weak, that is, (figuratively) to despond (causatively rebuke), or (of light, the eye) to grow dull.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
by reason of sorrow, 3708
{3708} Prime
From H3707; vexation.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
my members 3338
{3338} Prime
Passive participle of H3335; structure, that is, limb or part.
[are] as a shadow. 6738
{6738} Prime
From H6751; shade, whether literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 17:7

_ _ (Psalms 6:7; Psalms 31:9; Deuteronomy 34:7).

_ _ members — literally, “figures”; all the individual members being peculiar forms of the body; opposed to “shadow,” which looks like a figure without solidity.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 17:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Mine eye:

Job 16:16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids [is] the shadow of death;
Psalms 6:7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
Psalms 31:9-10 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, [yea], my soul and my belly. ... For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
Lamentations 5:17 For this our heart is faint; for these [things] our eyes are dim.

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


Psalms 109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knoweth what [is] good for man in [this] life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
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Jb 16:16; 17:11. Ps 6:7; 31:9; 109:23. Ec 6:12. Lm 5:17.

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