'Eyes' in the Bible
for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open and you will be like divine beings who know good and evil."
Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he was almost blind, he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son!" "Here I am!" Esau replied.
Leah's eyes were tender, but Rachel had a lovely figure and beautiful appearance.)
He turned away from them and wept. When he turned around and spoke to them again, he had Simeon taken from them and tied up before their eyes.
You and my brother Benjamin can certainly see with your own eyes that I really am the one who speaks to you.
I will go down with you to Egypt and I myself will certainly bring you back from there. Joseph will close your eyes."
When the money from the lands of Egypt and Canaan was used up, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, "Give us food! Why should we die before your very eyes because our money has run out?"
Why should we die before your very eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we, with our land, will become Pharaoh's slaves. Give us seed that we may live and not die. Then the land will not become desolate."
Now Israel's eyes were failing because of his age; he was not able to see well. So Joseph brought his sons near to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.
His eyes will be dark from wine, and his teeth white from milk.
Moses and Aaron did so, just as the Lord had commanded. Moses raised the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile right before the eyes of Pharaoh and his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood.
But Moses said, "That would not be the right thing to do, for the sacrifices we make to the Lord our God would be an abomination to the Egyptians. If we make sacrifices that are an abomination to the Egyptians right before their eyes, will they not stone us?
If, however, the people of the land shut their eyes to that man when he gives some of his children to Molech so that they do not put him to death,
You must have this tassel so that you may look at it and remember all the commandments of the Lord and obey them and so that you do not follow after your own heart and your own eyes that lead you to unfaithfulness.
"Take the staff and assemble the community, you and Aaron your brother, and then speak to the rock before their eyes. It will pour forth its water, and you will bring water out of the rock for them, and so you will give the community and their beasts water to drink."
Then the Lord opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way with his sword drawn in his hand; so he bowed his head and threw himself down with his face to the ground.
When Balaam lifted up his eyes, he saw Israel camped tribe by tribe; and the Spirit of God came upon him.
Then he uttered this oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor; the oracle of the man whose eyes are open;
the oracle of the one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, although falling flat on the ground with eyes open:
Then he uttered this oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor; the oracle of the man whose eyes are open;
the oracle of the one who hears the words of God, and who knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, although falling flat on the ground with eyes open:
For in the wilderness of Zin when the community rebelled against me, you rebelled against my command to show me as holy before their eyes over the water -- the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin."
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, then those whom you allow to remain will be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your side, and will cause you trouble in the land where you will be living.
Or has God ever before tried to deliver a nation from the middle of another nation, accompanied by judgments, signs, wonders, war, strength, power, and other very terrifying things like the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?
And he brought signs and great, devastating wonders on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on his whole family before our very eyes.
I grabbed the two tablets, threw them down, and shattered them before your very eyes.
You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort the words of the righteous.
Your ox will be slaughtered before your very eyes but you will not eat of it. Your donkey will be stolen from you as you watch and will not be returned to you. Your flock of sheep will be given to your enemies and there will be no one to save you.
Your eyes have seen the great judgments, those signs and mighty wonders.
But to this very day the Lord has not given you an understanding mind, perceptive eyes, or discerning ears!
know for certain that the Lord our God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. They will trap and ensnare you; they will be a whip that tears your sides and thorns that blind your eyes until you disappear from this good land the Lord your God gave you.
Your fathers cried out for help to the Lord; he made the area between you and the Egyptians dark, and then drowned them in the sea. You witnessed with your very own eyes what I did in Egypt. You lived in the wilderness for a long time.
For the Lord our God took us and our fathers out of slavery in the land of Egypt and performed these awesome miracles before our very eyes. He continually protected us as we traveled and when we passed through nations.
They waited so long they were embarrassed, but he still did not open the doors of the upper room. Finally they took the key and opened the doors. Right before their eyes was their master, sprawled out dead on the floor!
The Philistines captured him and gouged out his eyes. They brought him down to Gaza and bound him in bronze chains. He became a grinder in the prison.
Samson called to the Lord, "O Master, Lord, remember me! Strengthen me just one more time, O God, so I can get swift revenge against the Philistines for my two eyes!"
and keep your eyes open. When you see the daughters of Shiloh coming out to dance in the celebration, jump out from the vineyards. Each one of you, catch yourself a wife from among the daughters of Shiloh and then go home to the land of Benjamin.
Any one of you that I do not cut off from my altar, I will cause your eyes to fail and will cause you grief. All of those born to your family will die in the prime of life.
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,
Now Eli was ninety-eight years old and his eyes looked straight ahead; he was unable to see.
But Jonathan had not heard about the oath his father had made the army take. He extended the end of his staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb. When he ate it, his eyes gleamed.
Then Jonathan said, "My father has caused trouble for the land. See how my eyes gleamed when I tasted just a little of this honey.
Samuel said, "Is it not true that when you were insignificant in your own eyes, you became head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord chose you as king over Israel.
So Jesse had him brought in. Now he was ruddy, with attractive eyes and a handsome appearance. The Lord said, "Go and anoint him. This is the one!"
Today your own eyes see how the Lord delivered you -- this very day -- into my hands in the cave. Some told me to kill you, but I had pity on you and said, 'I will not extend my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord's chosen one.'
This is what the Lord says: 'I am about to bring disaster on you from inside your own household! Right before your eyes I will take your wives and hand them over to your companion. He will have sexual relations with your wives in broad daylight!
Joab replied to the king, "May the Lord your God make the army a hundred times larger right before the eyes of my lord the king! But why does my master the king want to do this?"
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom and wealth surpass what was reported to me.
The prophet then went and stood by the road, waiting for the king. He also disguised himself by putting a bandage down over his eyes.
The prophet quickly removed the bandage from his eyes and the king of Israel recognized he was one of the prophets.
He got up on the bed and spread his body out over the boy; he put his mouth on the boy's mouth, his eyes over the boy's eyes, and the palms of his hands against the boy's palms. He bent down over him, and the boy's skin grew warm.
Elisha went back and walked around in the house. Then he got up on the bed again and bent down over him. The child sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.
Then Elisha prayed, "O Lord, open his eyes so he can see." The Lord opened the servant's eyes and he saw that the hill was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
When they had entered Samaria, Elisha said, "O Lord, open their eyes, so they can see." The Lord opened their eyes and they saw that they were in the middle of Samaria.
An officer who was the king's right-hand man responded to the prophet, "Look, even if the Lord made it rain by opening holes in the sky, could this happen so soon?" Elisha said, "Look, you will see it happen with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of the food!"
But the officer replied to the prophet, "Look, even if the Lord made it rain by opening holes in the sky, could this happen so soon?" Elisha said, "Look, you will see it happen with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of the food!"
Pay attention, Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, Lord, and observe! Listen to the message Sennacherib sent and how he taunts the living God!
Zedekiah's sons were executed while Zedekiah was forced to watch. The king of Babylon then had Zedekiah's eyes put out, bound him in bronze chains, and carried him off to Babylon.
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom surpasses what was reported to me.
The Lord was angry at Judah and Jerusalem and made them an appalling object of horror at which people hiss out their scorn, as you can see with your own eyes.
Many of the priests, the Levites, and the leaders -- older people who had seen with their own eyes the former temple while it was still established -- were weeping loudly, and many others raised their voice in a joyous shout.
"But now briefly we have received mercy from the Lord our God, in that he has left us a remnant and has given us a secure position in his holy place. Thus our God has enlightened our eyes and has given us a little relief in our time of servitude.
may your ear be attentive and your eyes be open to hear the prayer of your servant that I am praying to you today throughout both day and night on behalf of your servants the Israelites. I am confessing the sins of the Israelites that we have committed against you -- both I myself and my family have sinned.
because it did not shut the doors of my mother's womb on me, nor did it hide trouble from my eyes!
It stands still, but I cannot recognize its appearance; an image is before my eyes, and I hear a murmuring voice:
Remember that my life is but a breath, that my eyes will never again see happiness.
The eye of him who sees me now will see me no more; your eyes will look for me, but I will be gone.
"Do you have eyes of flesh, or do you see as a human being sees?
But the eyes of the wicked fail, and escape eludes them; their one hope is to breathe their last."
"Indeed, my eyes have seen all this, my ears have heard and understood it.
Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,
His anger has torn me and persecuted me; he has gnashed at me with his teeth; my adversary locks his eyes on me.
Surely mockery is with me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.
If a man denounces his friends for personal gain, the eyes of his children will fail.
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.
My guests and my servant girls consider me a stranger; I am a foreigner in their eyes.
whom I will see for myself, and whom my own eyes will behold, and not another. My heart grows faint within me.
Their children are firmly established in their presence, their offspring before their eyes.
Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink of the anger of the Almighty.
He goes to bed wealthy, but will do so no more. When he opens his eyes, it is all gone.
He has cut out channels through the rocks; his eyes have spotted every precious thing.
For it has been hidden from the eyes of every living creature, and from the birds of the sky it has been concealed.
I was eyes for the blind and feet for the lame;
"I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin?
If my footsteps have strayed from the way, if my heart has gone after my eyes, or if anything has defiled my hands,
If I have refused to give the poor what they desired, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
So these three men refused to answer Job further, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
For his eyes are on the ways of an individual, he observes all a person's steps.
He does not take his eyes off the righteous; but with kings on the throne he seats the righteous and exalts them forever.
From there it spots its prey, its eyes gaze intently from a distance.
Can anyone catch it by its eyes, or pierce its nose with a snare?
Its snorting throws out flashes of light; its eyes are like the red glow of dawn.
My eyes grow dim from suffering; they grow weak because of all my enemies.
He waits in ambush near the villages; in hidden places he kills the innocent. His eyes look for some unfortunate victim.
The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his eyes examine all people.
Have mercy on me, for I am in distress! My eyes grow dim from suffering. I have lost my strength.
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