eye

eye

An organ adapted to perceive light and darkness. In the Bible, the word can refer to the eyes of humans and animals (Gen 27:1; Job 21:20) and appears in a number of combinations, such as “raising one’s eyes” (lit., Gen 18:2). “Eye” may also be used to refer to a person’s look or appearance (Lev 13:55). “Eye” also appears in a number of metaphorical senses. A person whose eye is “evil” is one consumed with jealousy, envy, or malice toward another (Matt 6:23; Mark 7:22). “Eye” can be used in connection with the heart or mind (Eph 1:18; Luke 19:42). Therefore, those who are without understanding can be spoken of as having their eyes blinded (Isa 6:10; Mark 8:18; Matt 13:15; John 12:40; Acts 28:27). God is often pictured with multiple eyes (Zech 4:10). They rove over the world like the agents of the great king (Job 1:6).

Gen 27:1

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Job 21:20

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Gen 18:2

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Lev 13:55

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Matt 6:23

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Mark 7:22

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Eph 1:18

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Luke 19:42

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Isa 6:10

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Mark 8:18

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Matt 13:15

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John 12:40

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Acts 28:27

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Zech 4:10

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Job 1:6

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