If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, certainly now you would have sent me off empty-handed. But God has seen my affliction and my hard work, and He issued His verdict last night.”
Leah conceived, gave birth to a son, and named him Reuben, for she said, “The Lord has seen my affliction; surely my husband will love me now.”
When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was unable to conceive.
And He said, ‘Look up and see: all the males that are mating with the flocks are streaked, spotted, and speckled, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.
God saw the Israelites, and He took notice.
Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.
I have observed the oppression of My people in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to rescue them. And now, come, I will send you to Egypt.
2 Samuel 16:12
Perhaps the Lord will see my affliction and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei’s curses today.”
2 Kings 14:26
For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter. There was no one to help Israel, neither bond nor free.
I will set up camp at My house against an army,
against those who march back and forth,
and no oppressor will march against them again,
for now I have seen with My own eyes.