“A BIBLICAL LOOK AT THE EYE”
- The light of the body.
Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
Psalms 94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.Psalms 146:8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
Ezra 9:8 And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.Psalms 13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
- Frequently fair.
1 Samuel 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
- Sometimes tender.
Genesis 29:17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
- Sometimes blemished.
Leviticus 21:20 Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken;
- PARTS OF, MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE;
- The apple or ball.
Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
- The lid.
Job 16:16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
- The brow.
Leviticus 14:9 But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.
- The apple or ball.
- ACTIONS OF, MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE,
Job 7:8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.Job 28:10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Job 16:20 My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.Psalms 88:9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.Lamentations 1:16 For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
Numbers 10:31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes.Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
- The light of, rejoices the heart.
Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
- Not satisfied with seeing.
Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
- Not satisfied with riches.
Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
- Not evil thing to be set before.
Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
- A guard to be set on.
Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?Proverbs 23:31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
- Made red by wine.
Genesis 49:12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.Proverbs 23:29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
- Grows dim by sorrow.
Job 17:7 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
- Grows dim by age.
Genesis 27:1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.1 Samuel 3:2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
- Consumed by grief.
Psalms 6:7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.Psalms 31:9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
- Consumed by sickness.
Leviticus 26:16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
- THE JEWS
- Wore their phylacteries between.
Exodus 13:16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
- Not to make baldness between.
Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
- Raised up, in prayer.
Psalms 121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.Psalms 123:1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
- Cast, on the ground in humiliation.
Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
- Wore their phylacteries between.
- The Jewish women often painted.
2 Kings 9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.Jeremiah 4:30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.Ezekiel 23:40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments,
- Often put out as a punishment.
Judges 16:21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.1 Samuel 11:2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.2 Kings 25:7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.
- Punishment for injuring.
Exodus 21:24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,Exodus 21:26 And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake.
- Of the mind.
Matthew 6:22-23 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
- (Open,) of spiritual illumination.
Psalms 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.Psalms 119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
- (Anointing with eyesalve,) of healing by the Spirit.
Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
- Of the mind.