“Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.”
King James Version (KJV)
11:8 God hath at length withdrawn his Spirit, and so given them up to a spirit of slumber; which is fulfilled unto this day. #Isa 29:10|
11:9 And David saith - In that prophetic imprecation, which is applicable to them, as well as to Judas. A recompence - Of their preceding wickedness. So sin is punished by sin; and thus the gospel, which should have fed and strengthened their souls, is become a means of destroying them. #Psa 69:22|,23
11:11 Have they stumbled so as to fall - Totally and finally? No But by their fall - Or slip: it is a very soft word in the original. Salvation is come to the gentiles - See an instance of this, #Acts 13:46|. To provoke them - The Jews themselves, to jealousy.
11:12 The first part of this verse is treated of, #Rom 11:13|, &c; the latter, How much more their fulness, (that is, their full conversion,) #Rom 11:23|, &c. So many prophecies refer to this grand event, that it is surprising any Christian can doubt of it. And these are greatly confirmed by the wonderful preservation of the Jews as a distinct people to this day. When it is accomplished, it will be so strong a demonstration, both of the Old and New Testament revelation, as will doubtless convince many thousand Deists, in countries nominally Christian; of whom there will, of course, be increasing multitudes among merely nominal Christians. And this will be a means of swiftly propagating the gospel among Mahometans and Pagans; who would probably have received it long ago, had they conversed only with real Christians.
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.
Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow downe their backe alway.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"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