Romans 11:10

“Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow downe their backe alway.”

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Other Translations

Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
- King James Version

"LET THEIR EYES BE DARKENED TO SEE NOT, AND BEND THEIR BACKS FOREVER."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, And bow thou down their back always.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let their eyes be made dark so that they may not see, and let their back be bent down at all times.
- Basic English Bible

let their eyes be darkened not to see, and bow down their back alway.
- Darby Bible

Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.
- Webster's Bible

Let darkness come over their eyes that they may be unable to see, and make Thou their backs continually to stoop."
- Weymouth Bible

Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see. Bow down their back always."
- World English Bible

Be the iyen of hem maad derk, that thei se not; and bowe thou doun algatis the bak of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

let their eyes be darkened -- not to behold, and their back do Thou always bow down.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:10


Ro 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened. See Ps 69:23. Darkness shall come upon them because they love darkness rather than light. Bow down their back. This implies a condition of bondage on account of their sins.

Discussion for Romans 11

  • Eric
    On the second paragraph of this chapter's commentary, I beg to differ. One Abraham is not the root but Christ is. We are are grafted in Christ as the olive tree for He alone is Holy and hence if the root be holy so are the branches. Second we are saved by grace hence made heirs through the faith of Christ and not Abraham, Abraham was mere man like the rest of us. John 1:12, we are children of God.
  • LYLE R SHORT
    The olive tree analogy is speaking only of Israel and Gentiles who became part of Israel. That has to be the case since the body of Christ never had or has conditional salvation, but Israel did. To truly understand this chapter one has to know all the rest of Paul's epistles. Israel, the body of Christ and the little flock of faithful Jews are separate entities.
  • Bob
    In it's context, Romans 9, 10 and 11 is to and about the nation of Israel, how they had it's standing with God, how they lost its' special standing when they rejected Christ and how they will be born again during Christ's second coming. They were born the first time in Exodus 4:22 when they were delivered out of Egypt and received the Old Covenant, they will be required to be born again.
  • D W L
    Amen, Alex Jesus said you Must be Born Again. Very easy to see there is no debate or what we think it’s MUST.
  • BSP
    Verse 33: there is no end to what we can learn about Jehovah God’s thoughts, words, or ways.
  • Gonzalo
    As silly humans we try to rationalize, dispute, make arguments, make our own private interpretations , But in verse : 33--- O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! is the answer, we will never understand his ways.---There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD..

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