'Looks' in the Bible
So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are "God who sees,' because I have truly seen the one who looks after me."
That's why the spring was called, "The Well of the Living One who Looks after Me." It was between Kadesh and Bered.
and he said to them, “I see [a change in] your father’s attitude, that he is not friendly toward me as [he was] before; but the God of my father [Isaac] has been with me.
But if the [suspected] leprosy breaks out farther on the skin, and it covers all of the skin of the one who has the outbreak—from his head to his foot—wherever the priest looks,
and the priest shall look, and if it looks deeper than the skin and the hair on it has turned white, the priest shall pronounce him unclean; it is the disease of leprosy; it has broken out in the boil.
But if the priest looks at it, and behold, there are no white hairs in it and it is not lower than the skin and is faded, then the priest shall isolate him for seven days;
But if the priest looks at it, and indeed, there is no white hair in the bright spot and it is no deeper than the skin, but is dim, then the priest shall isolate him for seven days;
But if the priest looks at the infection of the scale, and indeed, it appears to be no deeper than the skin and there is no black hair in it, then the priest shall isolate the person with the scaly infection for seven days.
Then on the seventh day the priest shall look at the scale; if the scale has not spread on the skin and appears to be no deeper than the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean; he shall wash his clothes and be clean.
“If the priest looks and the mark has faded after it is washed, he shall tear it out of the garment, or the leather, or out of the warp or woof.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake image and mount it on a pole. When anyone who is bitten looks at it, he will recover.”
and from Bamoth to the valley of Moab where their fields are, and from there to the top of Mount Pisgah, that looks down toward the open desert.
And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, which looks over the surface of the waste.
a land the Lord your God looks after. He is constantly attentive to it from the beginning to the end of the year.
“You shall not do at all what we are doing here [in the camp] today, every man doing whatever is right in his [own] eyes.
If your countryman is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall remain with you until your countryman looks for it; then you shall restore it to him.
Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward;
Gaal saw the men and said to Zebul, "Look, men are coming down from the tops of the hills." But Zebul said to him, "You are seeing the shadows on the hills -- it just looks like men."
Then his father and his mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she looks good to me.”
But Samson retorted to his father, "Get her for me, since she looks fine to me." Meanwhile, his father and mother did not know that she was from the LORD, because he had been seeking a favorable opportunity concerning the Philistines, since the Philistines were dominating Israel at that time.
The next division headed toward the Beth-horon road, and the last division headed down the border road that looks out over the Valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.
The LORD told Samuel, "Don't look at his appearance or his height, for I've rejected him. Truly, God does not see what man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart."
So he sent and made him come in. Now he had red hair and beautiful eyes and pleasing looks. And the Lord said, Come, put the oil on him, for this is he.
Then one of the servants in answer said, I have seen a son of Jesse, the Beth-lehemite, who is expert at playing, and a strong man and a man of war; and he is wise in his words, and pleasing in looks, and the Lord is with him.
Now this man was named Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail: she was a woman of good sense and pleasing looks: but the man was cruel and evil in his ways; he was of the family of Caleb.
Now don't let my blood fall to the ground away from the Lord's presence, for the king of Israel has gone out to look for a flea the way one looks for a partridge in the hill country."
The watchman said, “The way the first man runs looks to me like the way Ahimaaz son of Zadok runs.”“This is a good man; he comes with good news,” the king commented.
The Lord has repaid me according to my righteousness, that is, according to my clean standing as he looks at me.
Joab replied to the king, “May the Lord your God multiply the troops 100 times more than they are—while my lord the king looks on! But why does my lord the king want to do this?”
Mighty and experienced warriors from the descendants of Gad joined David at his wilderness stronghold. They were expert handlers of both shield and spear, with hardened looks and as agile as a gazelle on a mountain slope.
Tomorrow you are to go down to attack them. Pay attention, now they'll be coming up near the ascent of Ziz. You'll find them at the end of the valley that looks out over the Jeruel wilderness.
“As a slave earnestly longs for the shade,And as a hired man eagerly awaits his wages,
The eye of anyone who looks on mewill no longer see me.Your eyes will look for me, but I will be gone.
His roots are intertwined around a pile of rocks.He looks for a home among the stones.
Look, if God doesn't trust his holy ones, if even the heavens aren't pure as he looks at them,
For He looks to the ends of the earthand sees everything under the heavens.
“He sings out to other men,‘I have sinned and perverted that which was right,And it was not proper for me!
Can anyone capture him while he looks on,or pierce his nose with snares? >
He looks down on everything that is high; he rules over every kind of pride."
The Lord looks down from heaven on the human raceto see if there is one who is wise,one who seeks God.
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
I am able to see all my bones; their looks are fixed on me:
The Lord looks down from heaven;He observes everyone.
From his dwelling place, he looks down on all the inhabitants of the earth.
The LORD looks on the righteous, and he listens to their cries.
The princess looks absolutely magnificent, decked out in pearls and clothed in a brocade trimmed with gold.
God looks down from heaven on the human raceto see if there is one who is wise,one who seeks God.
My soul rests quietly only when it looks to God; from him comes my deliverance.
Truth sprouts up from the ground, while righteousness looks down from the sky.
My eye has looked on my foes;My ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.
He looks at the earth, and it trembles;He touches the mountains,and they pour out smoke.
His heart is upheld, he will not fear,Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries.
My soul looks to the Lord more than watchmen look for the morning more, indeed, than watchmen for the morning.
For though Yahweh is high, yet he looks after the lowly; but the proud, he knows from afar.
Everything looks to you in anticipation, and you provide them with food on a regular basis.
The one who searches for what is good finds favor,but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.
The righteous person looks out for the welfare of his livestock, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
The naive or inexperienced person [is easily misled and] believes every word he hears,But the prudent man [is discreet and astute and] considers well where he is going.
A person with understanding has wisdom as his objective, but a fool looks only to earthly goals.
The slacker does not plow during planting season;at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
The north wind produces rain,and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,and whoever looks after his master will be honored.
There is a generation—how haughty its eyesand pretentious its looks.
The eye that mocks a father and looks with a disobedient attitude at a mother the valley ravens will pluck it out; and vultures will eat it.
She looks for wool and flaxAnd works with her hands in delight.
She looks discretely to the affairs of her household, and she is never lazy.
Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.
One who watches the wind will not sow,and the one who looks at the clouds will not reap.
“My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.Behold, he is standing behind our wall,He is looking through the windows,He is gazing through the lattice.
His legs are as pillars of stone on a base of delicate gold; his looks are as Lebanon, beautiful as the cedar-tree.
‘Who is this that looks down like the dawn,Fair and beautiful as the full moon,Clear and pure as the sun,As majestic as an army with banners?’
“Your neck is like a tower of ivory,Your eyes the [sparkling] pools of HeshbonBy the gate of Bath-rabbim.Your nose is like the tower of LebanonWhich looks toward Damascus.
The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
And the high looks of man will be put to shame, and the pride of men will be made low: and only the Lord will be lifted up in that day.
On that day they will roar over it,like the roaring of the sea.When one looks at the land,there will be darkness and distress;light will be obscured by clouds.
When one looks out over the land, he sees distress and darkness, gloom and anxiety, darkness and people forced from the land.
Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
To one who shapes a pedestal,choosing wood that does not rot?He looks for a skilled craftsmanto set up an idol that will not fall over.
When you cry out for help, let your idols help you! The wind blows them all away, a breeze carries them away. But the one who looks to me for help will inherit the land and will have access to my holy mountain."
“Flee for safety, O sons of Benjamin,From the midst of Jerusalem!Now blow a trumpet in TekoaAnd raise a signal over Beth-haccerem;For evil looks down from the north,And a great destruction.
"'For the Lord says concerning the palace of the king of Judah, "This place looks like a veritable forest of Gilead to me. It is like the wooded heights of Lebanon in my eyes. But I swear that I will make it like a wilderness whose towns have all been deserted.
until the Lord looks downfrom heaven and sees.
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
He put forth the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and the sky, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the gate of the inner [court] that looks toward the north; where there was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.
Moreover the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me to the east gate of Yahweh's house, which looks eastward: and see, at the door of the gate twenty-five men; and I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
oppresses the afflicted and the poor, robs others, doesn't return security for a debt, looks to idols, does detestable things,
For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination; he shakes the arrows, he consults the household idols, he looks at the liver.
And Egypt will never again have the confidence of the house of Israel; their wickedness will be remembered whenever Israel looks toward them [for help]. Then they will know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord God.”’”
As a shepherd looks for his sheep on the day he is among his scattered flock, so I will look for My flock. I will rescue them from all the places where they have been scattered on a cloudy and dark day.
Then came he to the gate which looks toward the east, and went up its steps: and he measured the threshold of the gate, one reed broad; and the other threshold, one reed broad.
Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looks toward the east.
Then he brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the sanctuary, which looks toward the east; and it was shut.
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath day it shall be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
When the prince shall prepare a freewill offering, a burnt offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to Yahweh, one shall open for him the gate that looks toward the east; and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he does on the Sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.
Then he brought me out by the way of the gate northward, and led me round by the way outside to the outer gate, by the way of [the gate] that looks toward the east; and behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
He exclaimed, “Look! I see four men, not tied, walking around in the fire unharmed; and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”
"Call your mother to account, call her for she is not my wife, and I'm not her husband. Let her do away with her seductive looks and remove her adultery from between her breasts.
Like fire they devour everything in their path; a flame blazes behind them. The land looks like the Garden of Eden before them, but behind them there is only a desolate wilderness -- for nothing escapes them!
Woe to those who live in ease in Zion, to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as the elite class of the best nation. The family of Israel looks to them for leadership.
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