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

Isaac Blesses Jacob
1When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called his elder son Esau and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, ... View more

Job 21:20

20Let their own eyes see their destruction,
and let them drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Gen 18:2

2He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground.

Lev 13:55

55The priest shall examine the diseased article after it has been washed. If the diseased spot has not changed color, though the disease has not spread, it is u ... View more

Matt 6:23

23but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Mark 7:22

22adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly.

Eph 1:18

18so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance am ... View more

Luke 19:42

42saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

Isa 6:10

10Make the mind of this people dull,
and stop their ears,
and shut their eyes,
so that they may not look with their eyes,
and listen with their ears,
and compre ... View more

Mark 8:18

18Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember?

Matt 13:15

15For this people's heart has grown dull,
and their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes;
so that they might not look with their eyes,
and li ... View more

John 12:40

40“He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their heart,
so that they might not look with their eyes,
and understand with their heart and turn—
and I would heal t ... View more

Acts 28:27

27For this people's heart has grown dull,
and their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes;
so that they might not look with their eyes,
and li ... View more

Zech 4:10

10For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel.
“These seven are the eyes of the Lord, wh ... View more

Job 1:6

Attack on Job's Character
6One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

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