Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to grow dim and he could not see well),

King James Version

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

Holman Bible

One day Eli, whose eyesight was failing, was lying in his room.

International Standard Version

At that time Eli, whose vision was growing dim, was lying down in his bedroom.

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to grow dim so that he could not see),

American Standard Version

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to wax dim, so that he could not see),

Amplified

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had dimmed so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place.

Bible in Basic English

And at that time, when Eli was resting in his place, (now his eyes were becoming clouded so that he was not able to see,)

Darby Translation

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli lay in his place (now his eyes began to grow dim, he could not see),

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And it came to pass one day when Eli was lain down in his place, his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be in that day, and Eli lay down in his place, and his eyes began to be weak; he will not be able to see.

King James 2000

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was lying down in his place, and his eyes had begun to grow dim, that he could not see;

Lexham Expanded Bible

{And then} one day when Eli was lying in his place (now his eyes had begun [to grow] weak so that he was not able to see)

Modern King James verseion

And it happened at that time, when Eli was lying down in his place, and his eyes began to become dim so that he could not see.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And it chanced at that time, that Eli lay in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim that he could not see.

NET Bible

Eli's eyes had begun to fail, so that he was unable to see well. At that time he was lying down in his place,

New Heart English Bible

It happened at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to grow dim, so that he could not see),

The Emphasized Bible

But it came to pass, at that time, when Eli was lying down in his place, his eyes, having begun to be dim, he could not see,

Webster

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to grow dim, that he could not see;

World English Bible

It happened at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place (now his eyes had begun to grow dim, so that he could not see),

Youngs Literal Translation

And it cometh to pass, at that time, that Eli is lying down in his place, and his eyes have begun to be dim -- he is not able to see.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And it came to pass at that time
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

עלי 
`Eliy 
Usage: 33

שׁכב 
Shakab 
Usage: 210

מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

and his eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

to wax dim
כּהה 
Keheh 
Usage: 9

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

Context Readings

Samuel's First Encounter With Yahweh

1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD before Eli And word from the LORD was rare in those days, visions were infrequent. 2 It happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to grow dim and he could not see well), 3 and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was,


Cross References

1 Samuel 4:15

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

Genesis 27:1

Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I am."

Genesis 48:10

Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

Genesis 48:19

But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know; he also will become a people and he also will be great. However, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations."

1 Samuel 2:22

Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Psalm 90:10

As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away.

Ecclesiastes 12:3

in the day that the watchmen of the house tremble, and mighty men stoop, the grinding ones stand idle because they are few, and those who look through windows grow dim;



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