7 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members [1] are as a shadow.

Other Translations of Job 17:7

New International Version

7 My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.

English Standard Version

7 My eye has grown dim from vexation, and all my members are like a shadow.

The Message

7 I can hardly see from crying so much; I'm nothing but skin and bones.

New King James Version

7 My eye has also grown dim because of sorrow, And all my members are like shadows.

New Living Translation

7 My eyes are swollen with weeping, and I am but a shadow of my former self.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 17:7

Commentary on Job 17:1-9

(Read Job 17:1-9)

Job reflects upon the harsh censures his friends had passed upon him, and, looking on himself as a dying man, he appeals to God. Our time is ending. It concerns us carefully to redeem the days of time, and to spend them in getting ready for eternity. We see the good use the righteous should make of Job's afflictions from God, from enemies, and from friends. Instead of being discouraged in the service of God, by the hard usage this faithful servant of God met with, they should be made bold to proceed and persevere therein. Those who keep their eye upon heaven as their end, will keep their feet in the paths of religion as their way, whatever difficulties and discouragements they may meet with.