What does Eye mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ὀφθαλμός the eye. 9
עָ֑יִן eye. / spring 5
ὀφθαλμοῦ the eye. 5
ὀφθαλμῷ the eye. 4
ὀφθαλμὸς the eye. 4
עֵינֽוֹ eye. / spring 4
עֵינִ֑י eye. / spring 3
עֵינִֽי eye. / spring 3
עֵינִ֖י eye. / spring 3
עֵ֣ין eye. / spring 3
עַ֤יִן eye. / spring 2
עֵינִ֥י eye. / spring 2
עֵינִי֙ eye. / spring 2
עֵינִ֛י eye. / spring 2
בְּעַ֙יִן֙ eye. / spring 2
וְעַ֣יִן eye. / spring 2
עַ֭יִן eye. / spring 2
עֵֽינְךָ֖ eye. / spring 2
עַ֚יִן eye. / spring 2
עֵינִ֗י eye. / spring 2
בְּעֵינֵ֣י eye. / spring 2
עַ֣יִן eye. / spring 2
עַ֔יִן eye. / spring 2
וְעֵ֤ין eye. / spring 1
וְעַ֥יִן eye. / spring 1
κολλούριον a preparation composed of various materials and used as a remedy for tender eyelids. 1
עֵ֝ינִ֗י eye. / spring 1
בְּעֵינֵ֥י eye. / spring 1
עֵינִ֤י ׀ eye. / spring 1
בְּעֵינ֑וֹ eye. / spring 1
בְּעֵינֵ֤י eye. / spring 1
עֵ֭ינָיו eye. / spring 1
עֵינ֑וֹ eye. / spring 1
עַ֤יִן ׀ eye. / spring 1
עֵינֶֽיךָ eye. / spring 1
עָֽיִן eye. / spring 1
עַ֝֗יִן eye. / spring 1
! עֵ֣ין eye. / spring 1
וְעֵ֥ין eye. / spring 1
עֵינֵֽינוּ eye. / spring 1
(עֵינְכֶ֖ם) eye. / spring 1
(עֵינָ֥יו) eye. / spring 1
עֵינֶֽךָ eye. / spring 1
ὀφθαλμοδουλίαις service performed [only] under the master’s eyes. 1
ὀφθαλμοδουλίαν service performed [only] under the master’s eyes. 1
ὀφθαλμὸν the eye. 1
τρυμαλιᾶς a hole 1
τρήματος a hole 1
τρυπήματος a hole 1
וַתָּ֣חָס (Qal) to pity 1
עֵֽינְךָ֙ eye. / spring 1
עֵֽינְךָ֗ eye. / spring 1
עֵינֶ֑ךָ eye. / spring 1
עֵינ֤וֹ eye. / spring 1
וְעֵינָ֖יו eye. / spring 1
עֵינָהּ֙ eye. / spring 1
עַ֙יִן֙ eye. / spring 1
(עֵינ֖וֹ) eye. / spring 1
בְּעֵינָ֗יו eye. / spring 1
עֵ֥ין eye. / spring 1
עַ֗יִן eye. / spring 1
עֵינִ֔י eye. / spring 1
μονόφθαλμον deprived of one eye 1
בְּעֵינֵ֖י eye. / spring 1
וְעֵ֣ינְכֶ֔ם eye. / spring 1
עֵינָֽם eye. / spring 1
וְעֵ֣ין eye. 1

Definitions Related to Eye

G3788


   1 the Eye.
   2 metaph.
   the eyes of the mind, the faculty of knowing.
   

H5869


   1 Eye.
      1a Eye.
         1a1 of physical Eye.
         1a2 as showing mental qualities.
         1a3 of mental and spiritual faculties (fig.
         ).
   2 spring, fountain.
   

G3787


   1 service performed [only] under the master’s eyes.
      1a for the master’s Eye usually stimulates to greater diligence.
      1b his absence, on the other hand, renders sluggish.
      

G5168


   1 a hole, (Eye of the needle).
   

G3442


   1 deprived of one Eye, having one Eye.
   

G5169


   1 a hole, (Eye of the needle).
   

G2854


   1 a preparation composed of various materials and used as a remedy for tender eyelids.
   

H2347


   1 (Qal) to pity, have compassion, spare, look upon with compassion.
   

H5870


   1 Eye.
   

Frequency of Eye (original languages)

Frequency of Eye (English)

Dictionary

Webster's Dictionary - Cat's-Eye
(n.) A variety of quartz or chalcedony, exhibiting opalescent reflections from within, like the eye of a cat. The name is given to other gems affording like effects, esp. the chrysoberyl.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Apple of the Eye
An English expression that refers to the pupil of the eye and therefore to something very precious. Three different Hebrew words or phrases are rendered as the apple of the eye: (1) the word in Deuteronomy 32:10 and Proverbs 7:2 literally means “little man” and evidently refers to the reflection of a person in the eye of another; (2) the word in Psalm 17:8 and Lamentations 2:18 (KJV) literally means “the daughter of the eye” with possibly the same significance as (1); and (3) the word in Zechariah 2:8 literally means “gate.” The reference in Lamentations 2:18 is to the pupil of the eye as the source of tears; the other references are metaphorical of something that is precious.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Eye
(Heb. 'ain, meaning "flowing"), applied (1) to a fountain, frequently; (2) to colour (Numbers 11:7 ; RSV, "appearance," marg. "eye"); (3) the face (Exodus 10:5,15 ; Numbers 22:5,11 ), in Numbers 14:14 , "face to face" (RSV marg., "eye to eye"). "Between the eyes", i.e., the forehead (Exodus 13:9,16 ). The expression (Proverbs 23:31 ), "when it giveth his colour in the cup," is literally, "when it giveth out [1] its eye." The beads or bubbles of wine are thus spoken of. "To set the eyes" on any one is to view him with favour (Genesis 44:21 ; Job 24:23 ; Jeremiah 39:12 ). This word is used figuratively in the expressions an "evil eye" (Matthew 20:15 ), a "bountiful eye" (Proverbs 22:9 ), "haughty eyes" ((6:17 marg.), "wanton eyes" (Isaiah 3:16 ), "eyes full of adultery" (2 Peter 2:14 ), "the lust of the eyes" (1 John 2:16 ). Christians are warned against "eye-service" (Ephesians 6:6 ; Colossians 3:22 ). Men were sometimes punished by having their eyes put out (1 Samuel 11:2 ; Samson, Judges 16:21 ; Zedekiah, 2 Kings 25:7 ).
The custom of painting the eyes is alluded to in 2 Kings 9:30 , RSV; Jeremiah 4:30 ; Ezekiel 23:40 , a custom which still prevails extensively among Eastern women.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Evil Eye
(Proverbs 23:6 ), figuratively, the envious or covetous. (Compare Deuteronomy 15:9 ; Matthew 20:15 .)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Eye
1: ὀφθαλμός (Strong's #3788 — Noun Masculine — ophthalmos — of-thal-mos' ) akin to opsis, "sight," probably from a root signifying "penetration, sharpness" (Curtius, Gk. Etym.) (cp. Eng., "ophthalmia," etc.). is used (a) of the physical organ, e.g., Matthew 5:38 ; of restoring sight, e.g., Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge.
2: ὄμμα (Strong's #3659 — Noun Neuter — omma — om'-mah ) "sight," is used in the plural in Matthew 20:34 (No. 1 is used in ver. 33); Mark 8:23 (No. 1 is used in ver. 25). The word is more poetical in usage than No. 1, and the writers may have changed the word with a view to distinguishing the simple desire of the blind man from the tender act of the Lord Himself.
3: τρυμαλιά (Strong's #5168 — Noun Feminine — trumalia — troo-mal-ee-ah' ) is used of the "eye" of a needle, Mark 10:25 (from trume, "a hole," truo, "to wear away"). Cp. trema, "a hole, perforation," Matthew 19:24 (some texts have trupema, "a hole," from trupao, "to bore a hole"); Luke 18:25 , as in the most authentic mss. (some texts have trumalia here).
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Despondency: Its Quick Eye For Evils
Mv friend Smith told me, that once on a time he had Mr. Jones to preach in his church. Smith's church holds fifteen hundred people, and is perfectly filled by its congregation, of this circumstance Smith is pardonably proud. When Mr. Jones preached, the church was quite crowded, save that three seats (not pews, seats for a single person each) were vacant in a front gallery. But so keen was Mr. Jones's eye for darks, to the oblivion of lights, that after service he merely said to Smith that he had remarked three seats empty in the gallery. Not one thought or word had he for the fourteen hundred and ninety-seven seats that were filled. Smith was a little mortified. But by-and-by he remembered that the peculiar disposition of Mr. Jones was one that would inflict condign punishment upon itself. Then he was sorry rather than angry. Yes, my friend, let us be glad if we have an eye for the lights of life, rather than for its darks!–Autumn Holidays of a country Parson.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Eye Paint
See Cosmetics .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Eye
The organ of sight. Literal uses. The eyes were especially valued organs. If a master stuck a slave, blinding him in an eye, the slave was to go free as compensation for the eye (Exodus 21:26 ). The Old Testament law of retribution limited vengeance of personal loss to “an eye for an eye” (Leviticus 24:20 ). Jesus replaced this concept of justice with His requirement of love for enemies (Matthew 5:38 ). An eye defect disqualified one for priestly service (Leviticus 21:20 ). An exceptionally cruel punishment was to gouge out the eyes of a enemy (Judges 16:21 ; 2 Kings 25:7 ). This act was interpreted as bringing disgrace on the land of the blinded ones (1 Samuel 11:2 ). The description of Leah's eyes (Genesis 29:17 ) is of uncertain meaning. The KJV rendering tender can be understood either positively (lovely, NRSV) or negatively (weak, NAS). Extended uses The Old Testament often speaks of the eye where we would speak of the person, reflecting the Hebrew concept of bodily parts as semi-independent entities. The eye can thus approve actions (Job 29:11 ). The eyes can be full of adultery (2 Peter 2:14 ) and can desire (Psalm 54:7 ) or lust (Numbers 15:39 ; 1 John 2:16 ). The eyes despise (Esther 1:17 ), are dissatisfied (Proverbs 27:20 ; Ecclesiastes 4:8 ), and can dwell on past provocation (Job 17:2 ). Job even spoke of entering a covenant with his eyes as if they were a second party (Job 31:1 ). Eyes can be evil, that is, greedy or stingy. Such an evil eye refuses to loan when the sabbatical year is near (Deuteronomy 15:9 ) and begrudges a brother food (Deuteronomy 28:54 ). The evil eye of Matthew 6:23 is often interpreted as an unhealthy eye in contrast to the single (whole, healthy) eye of Matthew 6:22 . The Matthean context of teaching on treasure in heaven (Matthew 6:19 ) and serving mammon or riches (Matthew 6:24 ) as well as the usage in Matthew 20:15 suggest that the familiar Old Testament idea of the evil eye as the stingy eye is in mind here also. The eyes can be generous to the poor ( Proverbs 22:9 ). The eyes can scorn and mock (Proverbs 30:17 ), spare an enemy (1 Samuel 24:10 ; Isaiah 13:18 ), or wait for a time to sin (Job 24:15 ). The eyes can offend (Matthew 5:19 ), that is, cause someone to sin. Jesus' call to pluck out the offending eye is an exaggerated call to let nothing cause one to sin.
Expressions The “apple of the eye” is a description of the pupil. Proverbs 7:2 called for making God's law the apple of one's eye, that is, something of value to be guarded (kept) carefully. To “make any baldness between your eyes” ( Deuteronomy 14:1 KJV) means to shave one's forelocks (NRSV, REB). Bribes blind the eyes of judges causing them to ignore justice ( Deuteronomy 16:19 ; 1 Samuel 12:3 ). The difficult expression “covering the eyes” (Genesis 20:16 KJV), denotes either compensation for injury (REB), covering the offense (NIV), or else exoneration or some similar term (NRSV, NAS, TEV). In some way Sarah was vindicated; Abimelech and his company could see nothing to criticize in her behavior; and her marriage was saved.
The difficult expression, “daughter of the eye” (Lamentations 2:18 NAS margin), rendered “apple of the eye” by the KJV is generally understood as a poetic equivalent for the eye. To see “eye to eye” ( Isaiah 52:8 ) is either to see in plain sight (NRSV) or to see with one's own eyes.
Eyes which have been enlightened or brightened (1 Samuel 14:27 ) are likely an image for being refreshed (REB, TEV). Compare Psalm 13:3 . Light of the eyes can parallel strength (Psalm 38:10 ; compare Proverbs 15:30 ). The Lord's commands could enlighten the eyes (Psalm 19:8 ) in this sense of giving strength or in the sense of giving understanding.
To fasten one's eyes (Acts 11:6 ) is to look closely. Heavy eyes (Mark 14:40 ) are drowsy eyes. To have one's eyes opened (Genesis 3:5 ; Genesis 21:19 ) is to be made aware or to recognize. The image of “tearing out ones eyes” (Galatians 4:15 ) pictures willingness to do anything. Winking one's eyes (Psalm 35:19 ; Proverbs 6:13 ; Proverbs 10:10 ; compare Proverbs 16:30 ) is associated with hate, treachery, and troublemaking.
God's eye(s) God's eye or eyes is a frequent picture of God's providential care. God guides with His eye (Psalm 32:8 ), that is, gives counsel while offering His watchcare. Deliverance from death and famine result from God's watchful eye (Psalm 33:18-19 ). The image of God's eye(s) ranging throughout the earth (2 Chronicles 16:9 ; Proverbs 15:3 ; Jeremiah 16:17 ) symbolizes God's knowledge of all human activity and His control over it. Apocalyptic pictures involving numerous eyes (Ezekiel 1:18 ; Ezekiel 10:12 ; Revelation 4:6 ), likewise, reassure of God's awareness of His people's plight wherever they might be.
Other uses The Hebrew term for eye is used in a variety of expressions not related to sight or seeing. The word can be translated spring (Genesis 16:7 ; Numbers 33:9 ). The term can refer to the (sur)face of the land (Exodus 10:5 ,Exodus 10:5,10:15 ; Numbers 22:5 ,Numbers 22:5,22:11 ) or to facets (faces) of a stone (Zechariah 3:9 ). The term is used for the sparkling of wine (Proverbs 23:31 ) perhaps in reference to bubbles that resemble eyes. The word translated “color” in Numbers 11:17 is also a word for eye.
Chris Church
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Apple of the Eye
The promise is in Zechariah 2:8, "He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye"; the prayer is Psalms 17:8 "Keep me as the apple of the eye"; the fulfillment Deuteronomy 32:10, "He kept him as the apple of His eye." A different Hebrew word from tappunch , namely, ishon , "little man," i.e. "pupil" (Greek kore ) of the eye. Called so from the image formed on the retina. The part most precious and most guarded from attack; which feels most acutely the least hurt, and the loss of which is irreparable.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Christ: His Eye Our Stimulus
There is a touching fact related in a history of a Highland chief, of the noble house of M'Gregor, who fell wounded by two balls, at the battle of Prestonpans. Seeing their chief fall, the clan wavered, and gave the enemy an advantage. The old chieftain, beholding the effect of his disaster, raised himself up on his elbow, while the blood gushed in streams from his wounds, and cried aloud, 'I am not dead, my children; I am looking at you to see you do your duty.' These words revived the sinking course of his brave Highlanders. There was a charm in the fact that they still fought under the eye of their chief. It roused them to put forth their mightiest energies, and they did all that human strength could do to turn and stem the dreadful tide of battle.
And is there not a charm to thee, O believer, in the fact that you contend in the battle-field of life under the eye of your Savior? Wherever you are, however you are oppressed by foes, however exhausted by the stem strife with evil, the eye of Christ is fixed most lovingly upon thee. Nor is Jesus the only observer of your conduct. You are also 'a spectacle unto angels.' You are 'compassed about by a cloud of witnesses.' Human and angelic minds, animated, the good by love, and the evil by hate, are the spectators of your deeds. Thus is the theatre of your life made sublime; and you contend for salvation under circumstances sufficiently grand, and with results before you sufficiently awful, to arouse your latent powers, and to stimulate you to strive bravely, vigorously, and perseveringly even unto victory.: G. Wise.
Webster's Dictionary - Bullock's-Eye
(n.) See Bull's-eye, 3.
Webster's Dictionary - Bull's-Eye
(1):
(n.) A lantern, with a thick glass lens on one side for concentrating the light on any object; also, the lens itself.
(2):
(n.) A small circular or oval wooden block without sheaves, having a groove around it and a hole through it, used for connecting rigging.
(3):
(n.) A small and thick old-fashioned watch.
(4):
(n.) A circular or oval opening for air or light.
(5):
(n.) A small thick disk of glass inserted in a deck, roof, floor, ship's side, etc., to let in light.
(6):
(n.) Aldebaran, a bright star in the eye of Taurus or the Bull.
(7):
(n.) The center of a target.
(8):
(n.) A thick knob or protuberance left on glass by the end of the pipe through which it was blown.
(9):
(n.) A small round cloud, with a ruddy center, supposed by sailors to portend a storm.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Needle's Eye
NEEDLE’S EYE. See Camel, ad fin .
Webster's Dictionary - Bird's-Eye Maple
See under Maple.
Webster's Dictionary - Eye Opener
That which makes the eyes open, as startling news or occurrence, or (U. S. Slang), a drink of liquor, esp. the first one in the morning.
Webster's Dictionary - Eye-Minded
(a.) Having one's mental imagery prevailingly of the visual type; having one's thoughts and memories mainly in the form of visual images.
Webster's Dictionary - Eye-Spotted
(a.) Marked with spots like eyes.
Webster's Dictionary - Sheep's-Eye
(n.) A modest, diffident look; a loving glance; - commonly in the plural.
Webster's Dictionary - Eye-Splice
(n.) A splice formed by bending a rope's end back, and fastening it into the rope, forming a loop or eye. See Illust. under Splice.
Webster's Dictionary - Eye-Saint
(n.) An object of interest to the eye; one worshiped with the eyes.
Webster's Dictionary - Blue-Eye
(n.) The blue-cheeked honeysucker of Australia.
Webster's Dictionary - Bird's-Eye
(1):
(a.) Marked with spots resembling bird's eyes; as, bird's-eye diaper; bird's-eye maple.
(2):
(n.) A plant with a small bright flower, as the Adonis or pheasant's eye, the mealy primrose (Primula farinosa), and species of Veronica, Geranium, etc.
(3):
(a.) Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; embraced at a glance; hence, general; not minute, or entering into details; as, a bird's-eye view.
Webster's Dictionary - Eye-Spot
(1):
(n.) A simple visual organ found in many invertebrates, consisting of pigment cells covering a sensory nerve termination.
(2):
(n.) An eyelike spot of color.
Webster's Dictionary - Eye
(1):
(n.) The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the eye of sailor; an eye for the beautiful or picturesque.
(2):
(n.) The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
(3):
(n.) A brood; as, an eye of pheasants.
(4):
(n.) The organ of sight or vision. In man, and the vertebrates generally, it is properly the movable ball or globe in the orbit, but the term often includes the adjacent parts. In most invertebrates the years are immovable ocelli, or compound eyes made up of numerous ocelli. See Ocellus.
(5):
(n.) The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate presence.
(6):
(n.) Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard.
(7):
(n.) That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance
(8):
(n.) The spots on a feather, as of peacock.
(9):
(n.) The scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in oysters and other bivalve shells; also, the adductor muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the scallop.
(10):
(n.) The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the eye of a potato.
(11):
(n.) The center of a target; the bull's-eye.
(12):
(n.) A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and eyes on a dress.
(13):
(n.) A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.; as an eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; as an eye through a crank; an eye at the end of rope.
(14):
(n.) The hole through the upper millstone.
(15):
(n.) That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
(16):
(n.) Tinge; shade of color.
(17):
(v. t.) To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view.
(18):
(v. i.) To appear; to look.
(19):
(n.) The hole through the head of a needle.
Webster's Dictionary - Evil Eye
See Evil eye under Evil, a.
Webster's Dictionary - Dead-Eye
(n.) A round, flattish, wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard; - used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes. Called also deadman's eye.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Apple of the Eye
APPLE OF THE EYE (lit. ‘child or daughter of the eye,’ i.e. that which is most precious [1], and most carefully guarded [2]). A figure of God’s care of His people ( Deuteronomy 32:10 , Psalms 17:8 , Zechariah 2:8 ), and of the preciousness of the Divine law ( Proverbs 7:2 ). In Lamentations 2:18 it is the source of tears.
C. W. Emmet.
Whyte's Dictionary of Bible Characters - the Labourer With the Evil Eye
AESOP'S dog in the manger, and our Lord's labourer with the evil eye, are two companion portraits. Æsop's famous fable taught the very same lesson in ancient Greece that our Lord's present parable taught to Israel in His own day, and still teaches to Christendom in our day.
But before we come to that, there are one or two preliminary lessons that we are intended to learn from the very framework, so to call it, of this parable. And to begin with, let us look well at this unheard-of husbandman. For the like of this husbandman has never been seen before nor since in Galilee, nor in Jewry, nor in Samaria, nor anywhere else. This singular husbandman plants and reaps his vineyard less for the sake of his vines, than for the sake of his vinedressers. This so altruistic husbandman, as we would call him, occupies his vineyard not at all for his own advantage, but for the sole advantage of his labourers. Their well-being is better to him than all the wine they will ever produce. Indeed, and to let out the whole truth at once, this husbandman is a perfect portrait of God the Father, drawn by the skilful and loving hand of God the Son. My Father is the husbandman, says our Lord in another parable. And it must be so here also. For no other husbandman in all the world ever went out at all hours of the day to hire his labourers, and at the same wages. No other husbandman could afford to pay for one hour's work in the evening of the day as much as he pays for the burden and heat of the whole day. No; this husbandman's portrait is no pure invention of our Lord's sanctified genius, as some of His other portraits are. This is no original stroke of our Lord's holy and fruitful imagination. This is as real and as genuine a likeness as is the likeness of the snarling labourer himself. Only, the snarling and snapping labourer is a likeness taken from this envious and spiteful earth. Whereas this husbandman is the speaking likeness of Heavenly Love. My Father is the husbandman.
"Which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard." Ah, me! With what a sharp stroke does that incidental-looking statement come home to those of us the morning of whose days is now long past! For we remember well how God came to us early in our life, and before we had as yet hired ourselves out to other masters. O young people, if you would only believe it! If we could only put our old hearts into your young bosoms! How fast you would fall in with the husbandman's earliest offer! And what a life of blows, and starvation, and all kinds of cruel usage, would you thus escape! Satisfy our children, O Lord, early with Thy mercy, that they may rejoice and be glad in Thee all their days.
But of all the hours of this husbandman's labourer-hiring days it is His eleventh hour that comes most home to my own heart. It is His eleventh hour that makes all us old men to exclaim-Who is a God like unto Thee! Whether any young people will be won to God through this scripture tonight, I do not know. But I will answer for some of the old. For He came to us also at the first hour of the day, and at the third hour of the day, and at the sixth hour, and at the ninth hour. But if He will still take us at the eleventh hour, we are His on the spot. The holy child Samuel, and many more early-called, and early-employed, children of God have had their own long and happy lives of highly rewarded labour. But the thought of all such holy and happy labourers is a positive hindrance and stumbling-block to us. All such wise and good men are a rebuke to us rather than an encouragement. It is the thief on the cross who, of all saved men, is our especial example. The thief on the cross was the great eleventh-hour labourer of our Lord's day, and we come into the vineyard with him. At the end of our evil life we come with him. When the sins of our youth, and all our sins, have found us out we come with him. When the wages of our life-long service of sin has become death to us also we come with him. When this mocking taunt is thrown in our teeth,-What fruit have ye now of those things of which ye are now ashamed? we come with him. Those who are still in the early morning of their days have never heard of the thief on the cross. They have never once read his so heart-encouraging history. It is not yet written for their learning. Not till they are as old as we are will they be able to read the thief's so heartening history as we read it. But it is now the eleventh hour with us as it was with him, and we come with him. Since God takes the bitterest dregs of our sinful lives, and, like this husbandman, pays so altruistically for them, we come. Take us, O God; O do Thou take us. And where our sin has abounded, let Thy grace much more abound.
Is thine eye evil? said the good husbandman to the murmuring labourer. Now, an "evil eye" is just our old Bible English for the Latin word "invidia." Is thine heart so selfish and so envious as that? was what our Lord said to this man who could not enjoy his own wages for grudging and growling at his neighbour's wages. Æsop's dog in the manger had his own bone, and he did not deny that it was both a big and a sweet bone. But he was such a hound at heart that he could not see his master's ox beginning to munch his bottle of straw in his manger without snarling and snapping at him. And no more did this dog of a labourer complain that his wages were not quite enough for all the work he had done. All his unhappiness lay in this that his neighbour had so much wages to take home with him that night to his happy wife and children. He did not complain that he was underpaid himself. All his misery came from this, that his fellow-servant was so much overpaid. Both Æsop's dog, and our Lord's dog-like labourer, were sick of that strange disease,-their neighbour's health. This wretched creature was so full of an evil eye that every one must have seen it. Even if he hadheld his peace every one must have seen his evil heart running out of his eye. Even if you were a perfect stranger to me; even if I had never seen you before, I would undertake to tell to all men the name of the man you both envy and hate, if I were near enough to see your eye when your rival is being praised and rewarded in your presence. Nay, I would know it from the very tone of your voice; aye, from the very cough in your throat. For envy, like love, will out. And, as our Lord is always saying to us, it will out at the eye. "As to the motive of those attacks on Goethe," says Heine, "I know at least what it was in my own case. It was my evil eye." Now, who is your Goethe? Who is your fellow-labourer in your special line of life? "Potter envies potter," says Aristotle. Who is your companion-potter? And do you have the self-knowledge that even poor Heine had, to say to yourself every day-'As for these dislikes, and aversions, and antipathies, that I feel in my heart; as well as for these depreciations and contempts that pass continually through my tongue and my pen; I know what their motive is in my own case at least, it is in my own evil eye.'
Envy so parched my blood, that had I seenA fellow man made joyous, thou hadst mark'dA livid paleness overspread my cheek.Such harvest reap I of the seed I sow'd.O man, why place thy heart where there doth needExclusion of participants in good?If he is rightly reported, a Greek commentator who bears a great name makes a very shallow remark at this point. He says that it is difficult for him to believe that any man who is really within the kingdom of heaven himself, and is in its service, and is receiving its rewards, could have an evil eye at another man for his work and for his wages in that kingdom. A more stupid remark never fell from an able man's pen. A more senseless and self-exposing annotation was never made. A young friend of Mr. George Meredith's once came to him in an agony of pain and shame. "This is too bad of you!" he cried. "Willoughby is me!" "No, my dear fellow," said the great writer, "Willoughby is all of us." And in like manner, instead of it being difficult to believe that there was ever such a dog in the manger as this murmuring labourer, we are all such dogs, and he who does not know and confess it-the shell is yet on his head. Yes, Willoughby is all of us. The truth is, an evil eye, like this labourer's evil eye, is not only in all our hearts, but it is the agony of every truly good man's heart that it is so: it is very hell itself to every truly good man's heart that it is so: to every man's heart who is so much as even beginning to know what true goodness really is. Instead of there being no envy among the disciples of Jesus Christ, and among those who labour in His Father's vineyard, as this stupid old annotator would have us believe; instead of that, the true hellishness of envy is never tasted by any man till he is far up in the kingdom of heaven, and is full of its mind and spirit. Dante was far up on his way to Paradise when the fine dialogue on envy and on love took place. Dante sounds his deepest depths in his heart-searching cantos on envy, even as his most seraphic flights are taken in his cantos on love.
"Behold we have forsaken all, and followed Thee; what shall we have therefore?" That miserable speech of Peter's, which gave occasion to this parable, utterly vitiated all Peter's previous work for his Master, however hard he had worked, and however much he had forsaken for his Master's cause. For it is yet another of the absolute principles of this noble vineyard that it is motive in its labourers that counts with its Master. It is motive alone that counts with Him, far more than strength, or skill, or early morning promptitude and punctuality, in His labourers. Unless all these admirable qualities are informed and animated by the right motives, they all go for next to nothing in this so singular and so spiritual vineyard. "An unexamined life is no true life at all," Socrates kept saying continually, as he both examined his own motives every day and set all other men on the daily examination of their own motives. We know from Peter's own mouth what his motives had been in his discipleship up till now. And Peter's shame is told us here that we may see our own shame in our own motives also and up till now. Why, then, do I do this and that work in the vineyard? Why do I study? Why do I preach? Why do I visit the sick and dying? Why am I an elder? Why am I a deacon? Why do I subscribe to this fund and that? Why am I a Sabbath-school teacher? And why am I a member of this church rather than of that? It is our mean and self-seeking motives that lurk so unexamined in our hearts that make us all so many dogs in the manger, and so many envious and murmuring labourers in the vineyard. And as it was at Peter and his miserable motives that his Master levelled this parable, so it is at us and at our miserable motives, and at the miserable envies and jealousies that spring out of our miserable motives, that He levels this same parable in this house tonight.
And now in summing up our Lord adds this noble lesson to all His other noble lessons in this noble and ennobling scripture. Many are called, He adds, but few are chosen. Take them all together, He says; take those called at the first hour of the day, and those called at the third hour, and those called at the sixth hour, and those called at the ninth hour, and those called at the eleventh hour-when they are all counted up-many are called. But, with all that, the chosen men; the truly choice spirits even among the men who are called; the men who are sincere and single in their motives; the men who are full of humility about themselves, and about their work, and about their wages; the men who are so full of brotherly love that they have no evil eye left at their brother's good work or good wages, but who rather rejoice in all the good things that fall to their brother-labourer's lot-such men are not many even in the vineyard of heaven itself. There are many in that vineyard who say with Peter-What shall we have, therefore? But they are few who work at all hours of the day, and still receive their wages at night with pain and shame, and say to themselves that they are the most unprofitable of all their fellow-servants. They are the few, even among God's true servants, who continually look on all they receive and possess as so many proofs of His singular and unparalleled grace and goodness to themselves. They are the few who so think and so feel and so speak; but, then, they are the very finest and the very choicest of all His saints. They are the elect of His elect. Their true place on earth is in such a noble vineyard as this, and they are the true servants of such a noble Master as this. My brethren, at whatever hour you enter this vineyard, early or late, work all your days in this fine and noble spirit. So work for your Master, and so love your neighbour as yourself, that you may be found at last, not only among the many called, but among the few chosen.
Webster's Dictionary - Cross-Eye
(n.) See Strabismus.
Webster's Dictionary - Heddle-Eye
(n.) The eye or loop formed in each heddle to receive a warp thread.
Webster's Dictionary - Ferret-Eye
(n.) The spur-winged goose; - so called from the red circle around the eyes.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Eye
EYE . The eye was supposed to be the organ or window by which light had access to the whole body ( Matthew 6:22 ). For beauty of eyes cf. 1 Samuel 16:12 [1] ], Song of Solomon 1:15 ; Song of Solomon 5:12 , and the name Dorcas in Acts 9:36 ; in Genesis 29:17 the reference seems to be to Leah’s weak eyes (so Driver, ad loc .). The wanton or alluring eyes of women are referred to in Proverbs 6:25 , Isaiah 3:16 . Their beauty was intensified by painting, antimony being used for darkening the eyelashes ( 2 Kings 9:30 , Jeremiah 4:30 , Ezekiel 23:40 [2] ]). Keren-happuch ( Job 42:14 ) means ‘horn of eyepaint.’ Proverbs 23:29 speaks of the drunkard’s redness of eye. In Deuteronomy 6:8 ; Deuteronomy 14:1 ‘between the eyes’ means ‘on the forehead.’ Shaving the eyebrows was part of the purification of the leper ( Leviticus 14:9 ).
‘Eye’ is used in many figurative phrases: as the avenue of temptation ( Genesis 3:6 , Job 31:1 ); of spiritual knowledge and blindness, as indicating feelings pride ( 2 Kings 19:22 ), favour [3], hostility ( Psalms 10:8 ). An evil eye implies envy ( Mark 7:22 ; cf. 1 Samuel 18:9 , the only use of the verb in this sense in English) or niggardliness ( Deuteronomy 15:9 , Proverbs 28:22 , and probably Matthew 6:22 , where the ‘single eye’ may mean ‘liberality’; cf. Proverbs 22:9 ). In Genesis 20:16 ‘covering of the eyes’ means ‘forgetfulness of what has happened.’ In Revelation 3:18 eye-salve or collyrium is a Phrygian powder mentioned by Galen, for which the medical school at Laodicea seems to have been famous. (See Ramsay, Seven Churches .) The reference is to the restoring of spiritual vision.
C. W. Emmet.
Webster's Dictionary - Olden-Eye
(n.) A duck (Glaucionetta clangula), found in Northern Europe, Asia, and America. The American variety (var. Americana) is larger. Called whistler, garrot, gowdy, pied widgeon, whiteside, curre, and doucker. Barrow's golden-eye of America (G. Islandica) is less common.
Webster's Dictionary - Tiger-Eye
(n.) A siliceous stone of a yellow color and chatoyant luster, obtained in South Africa and much used for ornament. It is an altered form of the mineral crocidolite. See Crocidolite.
Webster's Dictionary - White-Eye
(n.) Any one of several species of small Old World singing of the genus Zosterops, as Zosterops palpebrosus of India, and Z. c/rulescens of Australia. The eyes are encircled by a ring of white feathers, whence the name. Called also bush creeper, and white-eyed tit.
Webster's Dictionary - Wall-Eye
(1):
(n.) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion vitreum) having large and prominent eyes; - called also glasseye, pike perch, yellow pike, and wall-eyed perch.
(2):
(n.) A California surf fish (Holconotus argenteus).
(3):
(n.) An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; - said usually of horses.
(4):
(n.) The alewife; - called also wall-eyed herring.
Webster's Dictionary - Oggle-Eye
(1):
(n.) The goggler.
(2):
(n.) One of two or more species of American fresh-water fishes of the family Centrarchidae, esp. Chaenobryttus antistius, of Lake Michigan and adjacent waters, and Ambloplites rupestris, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley; - so called from their prominent eyes.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Apple of the Eye
1. ishon. Gesenius says this word signifies 'little man' and then 'the little man of the eye; 'that is, "the pupil of the eye in which, as in a mirror, a person sees his own image reflected in miniature." He says "this pleasing image is found in several languages." It is the part of the eye specially to be guarded: God preserved His own as the apple of His eye. Deuteronomy 32:10 ; Psalm 17:8 . His law should be kept as a precious thing. Proverbs 7:2 .
2. babah, the black or pupil of the eye, or, as others, 'the gate of the eye.' To touch God's people is touching the apple of His eye. Zechariah 2:8 .
3. bath, daughter. The sense is, Let not the apple (the daughter) of thine eye cease to shed tears. Lamentations 2:18 . In all places 'the apple of the eye' is a beautifully figurative expression for that which must be tenderly cherished as a most choice treasure.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Needle's Eye
This occurs in the gospels in the saying that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:24 ; Mark 10:25 ; Luke 18:25 . Efforts have been made to refer 'the eye of a needle' to a wicket gate, through which a camel can pass, but only with great difficulty; but the Lord speaks of it as something 'impossible' except to God. Doubtless a common needle was alluded to. The rabbis had a similar proverb concerning the elephant. Needles have been found in the Egyptian tombs, made of bronze about three inches in length.
Webster's Dictionary - Moon-Eye
(1):
(n.) A eye affected by the moon; also, a disease in the eye of a horse.
(2):
(n.) The cisco.
(3):
(n.) Any species of American fresh-water fishes of the genus Hyodon, esp. H. tergisus of the Great Lakes and adjacent waters.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Eye
the organ of sight. The Hebrews by a curious and bold metaphor call fountains eyes; and they also give the same name to colours: "And the eye," or colour, "of the manna was as the eye," or colour, "of bdellium,"
Numbers 11:7 . By an "evil eye" is meant, envy, jealousy, grudging, ill- judged parsimony; to turn the eyes on any one, is to regard him and his interests; to find grace in any one's eyes, Ruth 2:10 , is to win his friendship and good will. "The eyes of servants look unto the hands of their masters," Psalms 123:2 , to observe the least motion, and obey the least signal. "Their eyes were opened." Genesis 3:7 , they began to comprehend in a new manner. "The wise man's eyes are in his head,"
Ecclesiastes 2:14 , he does not act by chance. The eye of the soul, in a moral sense, is the intention, the desire. God threatens to set his eyes on the Israelites for evil, and not for good, Amos 9:4 . Nebuchadnezzar recommends to Nebuzaradan that he would "set his eyes" on Jeremiah, and permit him to go where he pleased, Jeremiah 39:12 ; Jeremiah 40:4 . Sometimes expressions of this kind are taken in a quite opposite sense: "Behold the eyes of the Lord are on the sinful kingdom; and I will destroy it," Amos 9:8 . To be eyes to the blind, or to serve them instead of eyes, is sufficiently intelligible, Job 29:15 . The Persians called those officers of the crown who had the care of the king's interests and the management of his finances, the king's eyes. Eye service is peculiar to slaves, who are governed by fear only; and is to be carefully guarded against by Christians, who ought to serve from a principle of duty and affection, Ephesians 6:6 ; Colossians 3:22 . The lust of the eyes, or the desire of the eyes, comprehends every thing that curiosity, vanity, &c, seek after; every thing that the eyes can present to men given up to their passions, 1 John 2:16 . "Cast ye away every man the abomination of his eyes," Ezekiel 20:7-8 ; let not the idols of the Egyptians seduce you. The height or elevation of the eyes is taken for pride, Sir_23:5 . St. Paul says that the Galatians would willingly have "plucked out their eyes" for him, Galatians 4:15 ; expressing the intensity of their zeal, affection, and devotion to him. The Hebrews call the apple of the eye the black daughter of the eye. To keep any thing as the apple of the eye, is to preserve it with particular care, Deuteronomy 32:10 : "He that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of mine eye," Zechariah 2:8 ; attempts, to injure, me in the tenderest part, which men instinctively defend. The eye and its actions are occasionally transferred to God: "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro through the whole earth," Zechariah 4:10 ; 2 Chronicles 16:9 ; Psalms 11:4 . "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good," Proverbs 15:3 . "The Lord looked down from heaven,"
&c. We read, Matthew 6:22 , "The light," or lamp, "of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single," simple, clear, απλους , "thy whole body shall be full of light; but if thine eye be evil," distempered, diseased, "thy whole body shall be darkened." The direct allusion may hold to a lantern, or lamp, λυξνος ; if the glass of it be clear, the light will shine through it strongly; but if the glass be soiled, dirty, foul, but little light will pass through it: for if they had not glass lanterns, such as we use, they had others in the east made of thin linen, &c: these were very liable to receive spots, stains, and foulnesses, which impeded the passage of the rays of light from the luminary within. So, in the natural eye, if the cornea be single, and the humours clear, the light will act correctly; but if there be a film over the cornea, or a cataract, or a skin between any of the humours, the rays of light will never make any impression on the internal seat of sight, the retina. By analogy, therefore, if the mental eye, the judgment, be honest, virtuous, sincere, well-meaning, pious, it may be considered as enlightening and directing the whole of a person's actions; but if it be perverse, malign, biassed by undue prejudices, or drawn aside by improper views, it darkens the understanding, perverts the conduct, and suffers a man to be misled by his unwise and unruly passions.
2. The orientals, in some cases, deprive the criminal of the light of day, by sealing up his eyes. A son of the Great Mogul was actually suffering this punishment when Sir Thomas Roe visited the court of Delhi. The hapless youth was cast into prison, and deprived of the light by some adhesive plaster put upon his eyes, for the space of three years; after which the seal was taken away, that he might with freedom enjoy the light; but he was still detained in prison. Other princes have been treated in a different manner, to prevent them from conspiring against the reigning monarch, or meddling with affairs of state: they have been compelled to swallow opium and other stupifying drugs, to weaken or benumb their faculties, and render them unfit for business. Influenced by such absurd and cruel policy, Shah Abbas, the celebrated Persian monarch, who died in 1629, ordered a certain quantity of opium to be given every day to his grandson, who was to be his successor, to stupify him, and prevent him from disturbing his government. Such are probably the circumstances alluded to by the prophet: "They have not known nor understood; for he hath shut their eyes that they cannot see; and their hearts that they cannot understand," Isaiah 44:18 . The verb טוח , rendered in our version, to shut, signifies "to overlay," "to cover over the surface;" thus, the king of Israel prepared three thousand talents of gold, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the temple, 1 Chronicles 29:4 . But it generally signifies to overspread, or daub over, as with mortar or plaster, of which Parkhurst quotes a number of examples; a sense which entirely corresponds with the manner in which the eyes of a criminal are sealed up in some parts of the east. The practice of sealing up the eyes, and stupifying a criminal with drugs, seems to have been contemplated by the same prophet in another passage of his book: "Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert and be healed."
3. Deprivation of sight was a very common punishment in the east. It was at first the practice to sear the eyes with a hot iron; but a discovery that this was not effectual, led to the cruel method of taking them out altogether with a sharp-pointed instrument. The objects of this barbarity were usually persons who aspired to the throne, or who were considered likely to make such an attempt. It was also inflicted on chieftains, whom it was desirable to deprive of power without putting them to death. For this reason the hapless Zedekiah was punished with the loss of sight, because he had rebelled against the king of Babylon, and endeavoured to recover the independence of his throne: "Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death," Jeremiah 52:11 .
4. Females used to paint their eyes. The substance used for this purpose is called in Chaldee כהל , cohol; by the LXX, στιβι . Thus we read of Jezebel, 2 Kings 9:30 , that, understanding that Jehu was to enter Samaria, she decked herself for his reception, and (as in the original Hebrew) "put her eyes in paint." This was in conformity to a custom which prevailed in the earliest ages. As large black eyes were thought the finest, the women, to increase their lustre, and to make them appear larger, tinged the corner of their eyelids with the impalpable powder of antimony or of black lead. This was supposed also to give the eyes a brilliancy and humidity, which rendered them either sparkling or languishing, as suited the various passions. The method of performing this among the women in the eastern countries at the present day, as described by Russel, is by a cylindrical piece of silver or ivory, about two inches long, made very smooth, and about the size of a common probe; this is wet with water, and then dipped into a powder finely levigated, made from what appears to be a rich lead ore, and applied to the eye; the lids are closed upon it while it is drawn through between them. This blacks the inside, and leaves a narrow black rim all round the edge. That this was the method practised by the Hebrew women, we infer from Isaiah 3:22 , where the prophet, in his enumeration of the articles which composed the toilets of the delicate and luxurious daughters of Zion, mentions "the wimples and the crisping pins," or bodkins for painting the eyes. The satirist Juvenal describes the same practice:—
Ille supercilium madida fuligine tinctum Obliqua producit acu, pingitque trementes Atollens oculos.
SAT. 2.
"These with a tiring pin their eyebrows dye Till the full arch gives lustre to the eye." GIFFORD.
This custom is referred to by Jeremiah 4:30 :—
"Though thou clothest thyself in scarlet, Though thou adornest thyself with ornaments of gold,
Though thou distendest thine eyes with paint, In vain shalt thou set forth thy beauty; Thy paramours have rejected thee."
And Ezekiel, describing the irregularities of the Jewish nation, under the idea of a debauched woman, says, כהלת עיניכּ? , "Thou didst dress thine eyes with cohol;" which the Septuagint render, ‘Εστιβιζου τους
οφθαλμους σου , "Thou didst dress thine eyes with stibium," Ezekiel 23:40 .
5. The passage, Psalms 123:2 , derives a striking illustration from the customs of the east. The servants or slaves in eastern countries attend their masters or mistresses with the profoundest respect. Maundrell observes, that the servants in Turkey stand round their master and his guests in deep silence and perfect order, watching every motion. Pococke says, that at a visit in Egypt every thing is done with the greatest decency and the most profound silence, the slaves or servants standing at the bottom of the room, with their hands joined before them, watching with the utmost attention every motion of their master, who commands them by signs. De la Motraye says, that the eastern ladies are waited on even at the least wink of the eye, or motion of the fingers, and that in a manner not perceptible to strangers.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Eye
Eye. The practice of putting out the eyes as a mode of punishment has been in both ancient and modern times very common in the East. Captives in war, and those who might be supposed likely to head rebellions against the sovereign were frequently thus treated. Judges 16:21; 1 Samuel 11:2; 2 Kings 25:7. The painting of the eye was and is usual among Eastern women. This was what Jezebel did, 2 Kings 9:30, marg., R. V. "painted her eyes;" comp. Jeremiah 4:30; Ezekiel 23:40. A peculiar brilliancy is imparted to the eye, and a languishing, amorous cast given to the whole countenance. The eyelids and eyebrows are thus painted with what is called kŏhl. "The powder from which kŏhl is made is collected from burning almond-shells, or frankincense, and is intensely black. Antimony and various ores of lead are also employed. The powder is kept in vials or pots, which are often disposed in a handsomely worked cover or case; and It is applied to the eye by a small probe of wood, ivory or silver, which is called meet, while the whole apparatus is named mîkhûly."
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Eye
The same Hebrew word means both eye and fountain. Besides its common use, to denote the organ of sight, it is often used figuratively in the Bible. Most of these passages, however, require no explanation. The custom of sealing up the eyes of criminals, still practiced in the East, is thought to be alluded to in Isaiah 6:10 44:18 . The expression, "As the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters," Psalm 123:2 , is elucidated by a knowledge of the fact that many eastern servants are taught to stand always upon the watch, and are in general directed by a nod, a wink, or some slight motion of the fingers imperceptible to strangers. Many Scripture phrases intimate the soul-like nature of the eye, quickly and truly expressing the thoughts of the heart: such as "the bountiful eye" and the "evil eye," Proverbs 22:9 23:6 ; "haughty eyes" and "wanton eyes," Proverbs 6:17 Isaiah 3:16 . "The lust of the eyes," 1 John 2:16 , expresses a craving for any of the gay vanities of this life. The threatening against "the eye that mocketh at his father," Proverbs 30:17 , is explained by the habit of birds of prey, which attack the eyes of a living enemy, and quickly devour those of the dead. A "single" eye, Matthew 6:22 , is one which is clear, and sees every object as it is.
There are allusions in the Bible, and in many ancient and modern writers, to the practice of painting the eyelids, to make the eyes appear large, lustrous, and languishing. Jezebel, 2 Kings 9:30 , is said to have "painted her face," literally, "put her eyes in paint." This was sometimes done to excess, Jeremiah 4:30 ; and was practiced by abandoned women, Proverbs 6:25 . A small probe of wood, ivory, or silver, is wet with rose water, and dipped in an impalpable powder; this is then drawn between the lids of the eye nearly closed, and leaves a narrow black border which is thought a great ornament. The powder for this purpose, called kohol, is made by burning a kind of aromatic resin, and sometimes of lead ore and other substances, for the benefit of the eyes. In Persia this custom is as common among the men as among the women; so also in ancient Egypt, as the Theban monuments show. "The females of Arabia," Niebuhr says, "color their nails blood-red, and their hands and feet yellow, with the herb Al-henna. (See CAMPHIRE .) They also tinge the inside of their eyelids coal-black with kochel, a coloring material prepared from lead ore. They not only enlarge their eyebrows, but also paint other figures of black, as ornaments, upon the face and hands. Sometimes they even prick through the skin, in various figures, and then lay certain substances upon the wounds, which eat in so deeply, that the ornaments thus impressed are rendered permanent for life. All this the Arabian women esteem as beauty."
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Eye
(The practice of painting the eyelids to make the eyes look large, lustrous and languishing is often alluded to in the Old Testament, and still extensively prevails among the women of the East, and especially among the Mohammedans. Jezebel, in (2 Kings 9:30 ) is said to have prepared for her meeting with Jehu by painting her face, or, as it reads in the margin, "put her eyes in paint." See also (Ezekiel 23:40 ) A small probe of wood, ivory or silver is wet with rose-water and dipped in an impalpable black powder, and is then drawn between the lids of the eye nearly closed, and leaves a narrow black border, which is though a great ornament. --ED.)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Eye
1: ὀφθαλμός (Strong's #3788 — Noun Masculine — ophthalmos — of-thal-mos' ) akin to opsis, "sight," probably from a root signifying "penetration, sharpness" (Curtius, Gk. Etym.) (cp. Eng., "ophthalmia," etc.). is used (a) of the physical organ, e.g., Matthew 5:38 ; of restoring sight, e.g., Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge.
2: ὄμμα (Strong's #3659 — Noun Neuter — omma — om'-mah ) "sight," is used in the plural in Matthew 20:34 (No. 1 is used in ver. 33); Mark 8:23 (No. 1 is used in ver. 25). The word is more poetical in usage than No. 1, and the writers may have changed the word with a view to distinguishing the simple desire of the blind man from the tender act of the Lord Himself.
3: τρυμαλιά (Strong's #5168 — Noun Feminine — trumalia — troo-mal-ee-ah' ) is used of the "eye" of a needle, Mark 10:25 (from trume, "a hole," truo, "to wear away"). Cp. trema, "a hole, perforation," Matthew 19:24 (some texts have trupema, "a hole," from trupao, "to bore a hole"); Luke 18:25 , as in the most authentic mss. (some texts have trumalia here).

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Kein ayin hara - "An evil Eye should not be cast upon him. " ...
Kein Ayin Hara ("no evil Eye"): (Yiddish) �No evil Eye!" Customarily added after praising another; expressing the wish that the evil Eye should not affect the individual discussed
Apple of the Eye - Gesenius says this word signifies 'little man' and then 'the little man of the Eye; 'that is, "the pupil of the Eye in which, as in a mirror, a person sees his own image reflected in miniature. " It is the part of the Eye specially to be guarded: God preserved His own as the apple of His Eye. babah, the black or pupil of the Eye, or, as others, 'the gate of the Eye. ' To touch God's people is touching the apple of His Eye. The sense is, Let not the apple (the daughter) of thine Eye cease to shed tears. In all places 'the apple of the Eye' is a beautifully figurative expression for that which must be tenderly cherished as a most choice treasure
Monocular - ) Adapted to be used with only one Eye at a time; as, a monocular microscope. ) Having only one Eye; with one Eye only; as, monocular vision
Oculiform - ) In the form of an Eye; resembling an Eye; as, an oculiform pebble
Eyestone - ) Eye agate. See under Eye. an operculum of a small marine shell of the family Turbinidae, used to remove a foreign substance from the Eye. It is put into the inner corner of the Eye under the lid, and allowed to work its way out at the outer corner, bringing with it the substance
Conspicuous - ) Open to the view; obvious to the Eye; easy to be seen; plainly visible; manifest; attracting the Eye. ) Obvious to the mental Eye; easily recognized; clearly defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a conspicuous excellence, or fault
Bird's-Eye - ) Marked with spots resembling bird's Eyes; as, bird's-eye diaper; bird's-eye maple. ) A plant with a small bright flower, as the Adonis or pheasant's Eye, the mealy primrose (Primula farinosa), and species of Veronica, Geranium, etc. ) Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; embraced at a glance; hence, general; not minute, or entering into details; as, a bird's-eye view
Entoptic - ) Relating to objects situated within the Eye; esp. , relating to the perception of objects in one's own Eye
Apple of the Eye - The promise is in Zechariah 2:8, "He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His Eye"; the prayer is Psalms 17:8 "Keep me as the apple of the Eye"; the fulfillment Deuteronomy 32:10, "He kept him as the apple of His Eye. "pupil" (Greek kore ) of the Eye
Apple of the Eye - An English expression that refers to the pupil of the Eye and therefore to something very precious. Three different Hebrew words or phrases are rendered as the apple of the Eye: (1) the word in Deuteronomy 32:10 and Proverbs 7:2 literally means “little man” and evidently refers to the reflection of a person in the Eye of another; (2) the word in Psalm 17:8 and Lamentations 2:18 (KJV) literally means “the daughter of the Eye” with possibly the same significance as (1); and (3) the word in Zechariah 2:8 literally means “gate. ” The reference in Lamentations 2:18 is to the pupil of the Eye as the source of tears; the other references are metaphorical of something that is precious
Ocellus - ) A little Eye; a minute simple Eye found in many invertebrates. ) An Eyelike spot of color, as those on the tail of the peacock
Retina - ) The delicate membrane by which the back part of the globe of the Eye is lined, and in which the fibers of the optic nerve terminate. See Eye
Discernible - ) Capable of being discerned by the Eye or the understanding; as, a star is discernible by the Eye; the identity of difference of ideas is discernible by the understanding
Choroid - ) resembling the chorion; as, the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and the choroid coat of the Eyeball. ) The choroid coat of the Eye. See Eye
Eye - The Eyes were especially valued organs. If a master stuck a slave, blinding him in an Eye, the slave was to go free as compensation for the Eye (Exodus 21:26 ). The Old Testament law of retribution limited vengeance of personal loss to “an Eye for an Eye” (Leviticus 24:20 ). An Eye defect disqualified one for priestly service (Leviticus 21:20 ). An exceptionally cruel punishment was to gouge out the Eyes of a enemy (Judges 16:21 ; 2 Kings 25:7 ). The description of Leah's Eyes (Genesis 29:17 ) is of uncertain meaning. Extended uses The Old Testament often speaks of the Eye where we would speak of the person, reflecting the Hebrew concept of bodily parts as semi-independent entities. The Eye can thus approve actions (Job 29:11 ). The Eyes can be full of adultery (2 Peter 2:14 ) and can desire (Psalm 54:7 ) or lust (Numbers 15:39 ; 1 John 2:16 ). The Eyes despise (Esther 1:17 ), are dissatisfied (Proverbs 27:20 ; Ecclesiastes 4:8 ), and can dwell on past provocation (Job 17:2 ). Job even spoke of entering a covenant with his Eyes as if they were a second party (Job 31:1 ). Eyes can be evil, that is, greedy or stingy. Such an evil Eye refuses to loan when the sabbatical year is near (Deuteronomy 15:9 ) and begrudges a brother food (Deuteronomy 28:54 ). The evil Eye of Matthew 6:23 is often interpreted as an unhealthy Eye in contrast to the single (whole, healthy) Eye of Matthew 6:22 . The Matthean context of teaching on treasure in heaven (Matthew 6:19 ) and serving mammon or riches (Matthew 6:24 ) as well as the usage in Matthew 20:15 suggest that the familiar Old Testament idea of the evil Eye as the stingy Eye is in mind here also. The Eyes can be generous to the poor ( Proverbs 22:9 ). The Eyes can scorn and mock (Proverbs 30:17 ), spare an enemy (1 Samuel 24:10 ; Isaiah 13:18 ), or wait for a time to sin (Job 24:15 ). The Eyes can offend (Matthew 5:19 ), that is, cause someone to sin. Jesus' call to pluck out the offending Eye is an exaggerated call to let nothing cause one to sin. ...
Expressions The “apple of the Eye” is a description of the pupil. Proverbs 7:2 called for making God's law the apple of one's Eye, that is, something of value to be guarded (kept) carefully. To “make any baldness between your Eyes” ( Deuteronomy 14:1 KJV) means to shave one's forelocks (NRSV, REB). Bribes blind the Eyes of judges causing them to ignore justice ( Deuteronomy 16:19 ; 1 Samuel 12:3 ). The difficult expression “covering the Eyes” (Genesis 20:16 KJV), denotes either compensation for injury (REB), covering the offense (NIV), or else exoneration or some similar term (NRSV, NAS, TEV). ...
The difficult expression, “daughter of the Eye” (Lamentations 2:18 NAS margin), rendered “apple of the Eye” by the KJV is generally understood as a poetic equivalent for the Eye. To see “eye to Eye” ( Isaiah 52:8 ) is either to see in plain sight (NRSV) or to see with one's own Eyes. ...
Eyes which have been enlightened or brightened (1 Samuel 14:27 ) are likely an image for being refreshed (REB, TEV). Light of the Eyes can parallel strength (Psalm 38:10 ; compare Proverbs 15:30 ). The Lord's commands could enlighten the Eyes (Psalm 19:8 ) in this sense of giving strength or in the sense of giving understanding. ...
To fasten one's Eyes (Acts 11:6 ) is to look closely. Heavy Eyes (Mark 14:40 ) are drowsy Eyes. To have one's Eyes opened (Genesis 3:5 ; Genesis 21:19 ) is to be made aware or to recognize. The image of “tearing out ones Eyes” (Galatians 4:15 ) pictures willingness to do anything. Winking one's Eyes (Psalm 35:19 ; Proverbs 6:13 ; Proverbs 10:10 ; compare Proverbs 16:30 ) is associated with hate, treachery, and troublemaking. ...
God's Eye(s) God's Eye or Eyes is a frequent picture of God's providential care. God guides with His Eye (Psalm 32:8 ), that is, gives counsel while offering His watchcare. Deliverance from death and famine result from God's watchful Eye (Psalm 33:18-19 ). The image of God's Eye(s) ranging throughout the earth (2 Chronicles 16:9 ; Proverbs 15:3 ; Jeremiah 16:17 ) symbolizes God's knowledge of all human activity and His control over it. Apocalyptic pictures involving numerous Eyes (Ezekiel 1:18 ; Ezekiel 10:12 ; Revelation 4:6 ), likewise, reassure of God's awareness of His people's plight wherever they might be. ...
Other uses The Hebrew term for Eye is used in a variety of expressions not related to sight or seeing. The term is used for the sparkling of wine (Proverbs 23:31 ) perhaps in reference to bubbles that resemble Eyes. The word translated “color” in Numbers 11:17 is also a word for Eye
Eye - ) The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgment or taste in the use of the Eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the Eye of sailor; an Eye for the beautiful or picturesque. ) A brood; as, an Eye of pheasants. In most invertebrates the years are immovable ocelli, or compound Eyes made up of numerous ocelli. ) The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as the Eye of a potato. ) The center of a target; the bull's-eye. ) A small loop to receive a hook; as hooks and Eyes on a dress. ; as an Eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; as an Eye through a crank; an Eye at the end of rope. ) That which resembles the Eye in relative importance or beauty. ) To fix the Eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view
Twinkle - ) To open and shut the Eye rapidly; to blink; to wink. ) A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the Eye; a wink or sparkle of the Eye
en-Eglaim - Eye
en-Gannim - Eye
en-Gedi - Eye
Eye - "eye"); (3) the face (Exodus 10:5,15 ; Numbers 22:5,11 ), in Numbers 14:14 , "face to face" (RSV marg. , "eye to Eye"). "Between the Eyes", i. The expression (Proverbs 23:31 ), "when it giveth his colour in the cup," is literally, "when it giveth out [1] its Eye. "To set the Eyes" on any one is to view him with favour (Genesis 44:21 ; Job 24:23 ; Jeremiah 39:12 ). This word is used figuratively in the expressions an "evil Eye" (Matthew 20:15 ), a "bountiful Eye" (Proverbs 22:9 ), "haughty Eyes" ((6:17 marg. ), "wanton Eyes" (Isaiah 3:16 ), "eyes full of adultery" (2 Peter 2:14 ), "the lust of the Eyes" (1 John 2:16 ). Christians are warned against "eye-service" (Ephesians 6:6 ; Colossians 3:22 ). Men were sometimes punished by having their Eyes put out (1 Samuel 11:2 ; Samson, Judges 16:21 ; Zedekiah, 2 Kings 25:7 ). ...
The custom of painting the Eyes is alluded to in 2 Kings 9:30 , RSV; Jeremiah 4:30 ; Ezekiel 23:40 , a custom which still prevails extensively among Eastern women
Epiphora - ) The watery Eye; a disease in which the tears accumulate in the Eye, and trickle over the cheek
Ophthalmoscope - ) An instrument for viewing the interior of the Eye, particularly the retina. Light is thrown into the Eye by a mirror (usually concave) and the interior is then examined with or without the aid of a lens
Ayin hara - Evil Eye
Sclerotic - ) Hard; firm; indurated; - applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the Eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony. ) The sclerotic coat of the Eye. of Eye (d). ) Of or pertaining to the sclerotic coat of the Eye; sclerotical
Kite - The red kite, Μilvus regalis , remarkable for its sharp sight (Job 28:7, where for "vulture" translated "kite," 'ayyah even its Eye fails to penetrate the miner's hidden "path"; Deuteronomy 14:13). The bony orbits of the Eye and the Eye itself are especially large in proportion to the skull, in all the Raptores. The sclerotic plates enclose the Eye as in a hoop, in the form of a goblet with a trumpet rim; by this the Eye becomes a self-adjusting telescope to discern near or far objects
Ijon - Look; Eye; fountain
Adductor - ) A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; - opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the Eye, which turns the Eye toward the nose
Rattlewings - ) The golden-eye
Whiteside - ) The golden-eye
Moon-Eye - ) A Eye affected by the moon; also, a disease in the Eye of a horse
Bullock's-Eye - ) See Bull's-eye, 3
Eyeglance - ) A glance of Eye
Eyesalve - ) Ointment for the Eye
Aenon - A cloud; fountain; his Eye
Whistlewing - ) The American golden-eye
Paint, Painting - See Eye, Art
Chatoyant - ) Having a changeable, varying luster, or color, like that of a changeable silk, or oa a cat's Eye in the dark. ) A hard stone, as the cat's-eye, which presents on a polished surface, and in the interior, an undulating or wary light
Tapetum - ) An area in the pigmented layer of the choroid coat of the Eye in many animals, which has an iridescent or metallic luster and helps to make the Eye visible in the dark
Needle's Eye - NEEDLE’S Eye
Eyebeam - ) A glance of the Eye
Eying / Eyeing - ) of Eye...
Evil Eye - See Evil Eye under Evil, a
Monocle - ) An Eyeglass for one Eye
Enon - Cloud; mass of darkness; fountain; Eye
Aiath - Same as Ai; an hour; Eye; fountain
Hawk-Eyed - ) Having a keen Eye; sharpsighted; discerning
Madid - ) Wet; moist; as, a madid Eye
Conspectuity - ) The faculty of seeing; sight; Eye
Optical - ) Of or pertaining to the Eye; ocular; as, the optic nerves (the first pair of cranial nerves) which are distributed to the retina. of Brain, and Eye
Buffet - , "to strike under the Eye" (from hupopion, "the part of the face below the Eye;" hupo, "under," ops, "an Eye"), hence, to beat the face black and blue (to give a black Eye), is used metaphorically, and translated "buffet" in 1 Corinthians 9:27 (AV, "keep under"), of Paul's suppressive treatment of his body, in order to keep himself spiritually fit (RV marg
Eyeball - ) The ball or globe of the Eye
Eyeful - ) Filling or satisfying the Eye; visible; remarkable
Anisocoria - ) Inequality of the pupils of the Eye
Oculo - oculus the Eye
Well-Favored - ) Handsome; wellformed; beautiful; pleasing to the Eye
Viewless - ) Not perceivable by the Eye; invisible; unseen
Ocularly - ) By the Eye, or by actual sight
Monocule - ) A small crustacean with one median Eye
Needle - —Although the needle is of prehistoric origin, having been made out of fish bones before the discovery of bronze, it is mentioned only in one passage in the Bible: ‘It is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle,’ etc. The Eye of a needle is, in Hebrew and Greek, called simply ‘the hole,’ but in later Arabic it is also called ‘the Eye. 231) asks, ‘What animal has its hoof in its head, and its Eye in its tail?’ and another (ib. 273) speaks of ‘the Eye which never tastes of sleep and is never filled with tears. Amram, who had tried to convince him of something incredible: ‘Perhaps you are from Pumbeditha [1], where they can drive an elephant through the Eye of a needle’—that is, can prove that black is white. Similarly, Berakhoth, 55b: ‘No one ever saw a golden palm, nor an elephant entering the Eye of a needle. † Eyebrow - ) The brow or hairy arch above the Eye
Eyereach - ) The range or reach of the Eye; Eyeshot
Eyestring - ) The tendon by which the Eye is moved
Oeillade - ) A glance of the Eye; an amorous look
Ringbolt - ) An Eyebolt having a ring through the Eye
Oculist - ) One skilled in treating diseases of the Eye
Ommateum - ) A compound Eye, as of insects and crustaceans
Uniocular - ) Of, pertaining to, or seated in, one Eye; monocular
Apparentness - ) Plainness to the Eye or the mind; visibleness; obviousness
Eyesore - ) Something offensive to the Eye or sight; a blemish
Rectus - ) A straight muscle; as, the recti of the Eye
Winkingly - ) In a winking manner; with the Eye almost closed
Macroscopical - ) Visible to the unassisted Eye; - as opposed to microscopic
Myosis - ) Long-continued contraction of the pupil of the Eye
Viewed - Surveyed examined by the Eye inspected considered
Eye - Eye . The Eye was supposed to be the organ or window by which light had access to the whole body ( Matthew 6:22 ). For beauty of Eyes cf. ]'>[1] ], Song of Solomon 1:15 ; Song of Solomon 5:12 , and the name Dorcas in Acts 9:36 ; in Genesis 29:17 the reference seems to be to Leah’s weak Eyes (so Driver, ad loc . The wanton or alluring Eyes of women are referred to in Proverbs 6:25 , Isaiah 3:16 . Their beauty was intensified by painting, antimony being used for darkening the Eyelashes ( 2 Kings 9:30 , Jeremiah 4:30 , Ezekiel 23:40
‘Eye’ is used in many figurative phrases: as the avenue of temptation ( Genesis 3:6 , Job 31:1 ); of spiritual knowledge and blindness, as indicating feelings pride ( 2 Kings 19:22 ), favour [3], hostility ( Psalms 10:8 ). An evil Eye implies envy ( Mark 7:22 ; cf. 1 Samuel 18:9 , the only use of the verb in this sense in English) or niggardliness ( Deuteronomy 15:9 , Proverbs 28:22 , and probably Matthew 6:22 , where the ‘single Eye’ may mean ‘liberality’; cf. In Genesis 20:16 ‘covering of the Eyes’ means ‘forgetfulness of what has happened. ’ In Revelation 3:18 Eye-salve or collyrium is a Phrygian powder mentioned by Galen, for which the medical school at Laodicea seems to have been famous
Twinkling - A motion of the Eye. In a moment, in the twinkling of an Eye, at the last trump--the dead shall be raised incorruptible
Eyebar - ) A bar with an Eye at one or both ends
Ametropia - ) Any abnormal condition of the refracting powers of the Eye
Eyesight - ) Sight of the Eye; the sense of seeing; view; observation
Antimony - See Eye
Whall - ) A light color of the iris in horses; wall-eye
Eyeservice - ) Service performed only under inspection, or the Eye of an employer
Pearl-Eyed - ) Having a pearly speck in the Eye; afflicted with the cataract
Corneule - ) One of the corneas of a compound Eye in the invertebrates
Wall-Eyed - ) Having an Eye of a very light gray or whitish color
Oculary - ) Of or pertaining to the Eye; ocular; optic; as, oculary medicines
Oelet - ) An Eye, bud, or shoot, as of a plant; an oilet
Macrography - ) Examination or study with the naked Eye, as distinguished from micrography
Orbit - ) The skin which surrounds the Eye of a bird. ) The cavity or socket of the skull in which the Eye and its appendages are situated
Cataractous - ) Of the nature of a cataract in the Eye; affected with cataract
Eye-Saint - ) An object of interest to the Eye; one worshiped with the Eyes
Twinkler - ) One who, or that which, twinkles, or winks; a winker; an Eye
Zosterops - ) A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See White-eye
Oggled - ) Prominent; staring, as the Eye
Mydriasis - ) A long-continued or excessive dilatation of the pupil of the Eye
Leucoma - ) A white opacity in the cornea of the Eye; - called also albugo
Sclerotal - ) The optic capsule; the sclerotic coat of the Eye
Heddle-Eye - ) The Eye or loop formed in each heddle to receive a warp thread
Ophthalmology - ) The science which treats of the structure, functions, and diseases of the Eye
Retinoscopy - ) The study of the retina of the Eye by means of the ophthalmoscope
Apparent - ) Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the Eye; within sight or view. ) Appearing to the Eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun
Bigeye - ) A fish of the genus Priacanthus, remarkable for the large size of the Eye
Ophthalmia - ) An inflammation of the membranes or coats of the Eye or of the Eyeball
Orthoscope - ) An instrument designed to show the condition of the superficial portions of the Eye
Eyes - "The Eyes of the Lord are in every place," Proverbs 15:3 ; "the Eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous. His Eyes are also upon the wicked, and His Eyes will not spare, neither will He have compassion in the day of judgement. The Eye is also used symbolically for the organ that transmits the light to the soul. If the Eye is single — there being but one object (the glory of God) before the soul — the whole body is full of light; but if the Eye be evil, having divers objects (as when an Eye sees double), the whole body is full of darkness
Canthus - ) The corner where the upper and under Eyelids meet on each side of the Eye
Eyeshot - ) Range, reach, or glance of the Eye; view; sight; as, to be out of Eyeshot
Eyen - ) Plural of Eye; - now obsolete, or used only in poetry. ) Eyes
Evil-Eyed - ) Possessed of the supposed evil Eye; also, looking with envy, jealousy, or bad design; malicious
Encauma - ) An ulcer in the Eye, upon the cornea, which causes the loss of the humors
Retiform - ) Composed of crossing lines and interstices; reticular; netlike; as, the retiform coat of the Eye
Uranometry - ) A chart or catalogue of fixed stars, especially of stars visible to the naked Eye
Pupillometer - ) An instrument for measuring the size of the pupil of the pupil of the Eye
Lagophthalmos - ) A morbid condition in which the Eye stands wide open, giving a peculiar staring appearance
Single - He does not have one Eye that looks out for himself, and the other Eye which looks out for GOD's interests
Cerastes - ) A genus of poisonous African serpents, with a horny scale over each Eye; the horned viper
Oculus - ) An Eye; (Bot
Perimetrical - ) Of or pertaining to the perimeter, or to perimetry; as, a perimetric chart of the Eye
Asking - Explain the asking Eye
Optic - ) An Eyeglass. ) The organ of sight; an Eye
Ocellated - ) Marked with Eyelike spots of color; as, the ocellated blenny. ) Resembling an Eye
Eyebright - ) A small annual plant (Euphrasia officinalis), formerly much used as a remedy for diseases of the Eye
Pitying - ) Expressing pity; as, a pitying Eye, glance, or word
Photopsia - ) An affection of the Eye, in which the patient perceives luminous rays, flashes, coruscations, etc
Observed - Noticed by the Eye or the mind
Apple - Deuteronomy 32:10 (a) The apple of the Eye is the Eyeball. ...
Psalm 17:8 (a) Here the Psalmist himself takes the place of being the apple of GOD's Eye. ...
Proverbs 7:2 (a) The Law of GOD is here presented as being just as precious as the apple of the Eye, and should therefore be guarded and preserved most carefully. Surely if Israel remembered that they were as the apple of GOD's Eye, they would not cease weeping until they were again obeying and worshiping Him. Those who touch Israel in any way to hurt them will in fact put their finger into the Eye of GOD
Needle - Used only in the proverb, "to pass through a needle's Eye" (Matthew 19:24 ; Mark 10:25 ; Luke 18:25 ). Some interpret the expression as referring to the side gate, close to the principal gate, usually called the "eye of a needle" in the East; but it is rather to be taken literally
Bouge - ) To scoop out, as an Eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the Eye of (a person) with the thumb
Pupil - ) The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the Eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris
Volumescope - ) An instrument consisting essentially of a glass tube provided with a graduated scale, for exhibiting to the Eye the changes of volume of a gas or gaseous mixture resulting from chemical action, and the like. ) An instrument consisting essentially of a glass tube provided with a graduated scale, for exhibiting to the Eye the changes of volume of a gas or gaseous mixture resulting from chemical action, etc
Pedunculated - ) Having a peduncle; growing on a peduncle; as, a pedunculate flower; a pedunculate Eye, as in a lobster
Retineum - ) That part of the Eye of an invertebrate which corresponds in function with the retina of a vertebrate
Purblind - ) Nearsighted, or dim-sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a purblind Eye; a purblind mole
Chameleon - Its body is about six inches long; its feet have five toes each, arranged like two thumbs opposite to three fingers; its Eyes turn backwards or forwards independently of each other. The Eyes project out of the head, and can be moved in any direction, and each Eye can be moved independently of the other, so that the animal can see ahead with one Eye, and at the same instant see behind with the other Eye
Eye - Eye. The practice of putting out the Eyes as a mode of punishment has been in both ancient and modern times very common in the East. The painting of the Eye was and is usual among Eastern women. "painted her Eyes;" comp. A peculiar brilliancy is imparted to the Eye, and a languishing, amorous cast given to the whole countenance. The Eyelids and Eyebrows are thus painted with what is called kŏhl. The powder is kept in vials or pots, which are often disposed in a handsomely worked cover or case; and It is applied to the Eye by a small probe of wood, ivory or silver, which is called meet, while the whole apparatus is named mîkhûly
Cockeye - ) A squinting Eye
Fundus - ) The bottom or base of any hollow organ; as, the fundus of the bladder; the fundus of the Eye
Egilopical - ) Pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with, an aegilops, or tumor in the corner of the Eye
Protuberant - ) Prominent, or excessively prominent; bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; swelling; as, a protuberant joint; a protuberant Eye
Redeye - ) The goggle-eye, or fresh-water rock bass
Zander - ) A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; - called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant
Apple of the Eye - APPLE OF THE Eye (lit. ‘child or daughter of the Eye,’ i
Choanoid - ) Funnel-shaped; - applied particularly to a hollow muscle attached to the ball of the Eye in many reptiles and mammals
Pterygium - ) A superficial growth of vascular tissue radiating in a fanlike manner from the cornea over the surface of the Eye
Pulchritude - ) That quality of appearance which pleases the Eye; beauty; comeliness; grace; loveliness
Sciascope - ) A device for determining the refractive state of the Eye by observing the movements of the retinal lights and shadows
Searching - ) Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as, a searching discourse; a searching Eye
Pupillary - ) Of or pertaining to the pupil of the Eye
Marguerite - The name is often applied also to the ox-eye daisy and to the China aster
Offered - Presented for acceptance or rejection presented in worship or devotion immolated bid presented to the Eye or the mind
Breech Sight - A device attached to the breech of a firearm, to guide the Eye, in conjunction with the front sight, in taking aim
Eyelid - ) The cover of the Eye; that portion of movable skin with which an animal covers or uncovers the Eyeball at pleasure
Amblyopy - ) Weakness of sight, without and opacity of the cornea, or of the interior of the Eye; the first degree of amaurosis
Enlightener - ) One who enlightens or illuminates; one who, or that which, communicates light to the Eye, or clear views to the mind
Oggler - ) A carangoid oceanic fish (Trachurops crumenophthalmus), having very large and prominent Eyes; - called also goggle-eye, big-eyed scad, and cicharra
Viewy - ) Spectacular; pleasing to the Eye or the imagination
Occult - ) Hidden from the Eye or the understanding; inviable; secret; concealed; unknown
Macrograph - ) A picture of an object as seen by the naked Eye (that is, unmagnified); as, a macrograph of a metallic fracture
Myotic - ) Producing myosis, or contraction of the pupil of the Eye, as opium, calabar bean, etc
Languishing - Having a languid appearance as a languishing Eye
Keratonyxis - ) The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the Eye, and breaking up the opaque mass
View - To survey to examine with the Eye to look on with attention, or for the purpose of examining to inspect to explore. To see to perceive by the Eye. To survey intellectually to examine with the mental Eye to consider. Prospect sight reach of the Eye. Vast or extensive views present themselves to the Eye. Slight Eye. Survey inspection examination by the Eye
Cornea - ) The transparent part of the coat of the Eyeball which covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior. See Eye
Animalcule - ) An animal, invisible, or nearly so, to the naked Eye
Flour - Were not the whole of these offerings with an Eye to Christ? Was not Jesus the first of the finest flour? And if the church, while presenting their offerings of the finest flour, with an Eye to Christ, were in the appointments of the Lord, may we not, without violence to the original, suppose, that JEHOVAH feeding the people with the finest wheat had an Eye to Christ?...
Eye-Splice - ) A splice formed by bending a rope's end back, and fastening it into the rope, forming a loop or Eye
Conjunctiva - ) The mucous membrane which covers the external surface of the ball of the Eye and the inner surface of the lids; the conjunctival membrane
Trichiasis - ) A disease of the Eye, in which the Eyelashes, being turned in upon the Eyeball, produce constant irritation by the motion of the lids
Orion - It contains a remarkable nebula visible to the naked Eye
Trochlear - ) Shaped like, or resembling, a pulley; pertaining to, or connected with, a trochlea; as, a trochlear articular surface; the trochlear muscle of the Eye
Oculonasal - ) Of or pertaining to the region of the Eye and the nose; as, the oculonasal, or nasal, nerve, one of the branches of the ophthalmic
Asquint - ) With the Eye directed to one side; not in the straight line of vision; obliquely; awry, so as to see distortedly; as, to look asquint
Prejudicial - ) Biased, possessed, or blinded by prejudices; as, to look with a prejudicial Eye
Upward - ) Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward Eye; with upward course
Scotomy - ) Obscuration of the field of vision due to the appearance of a dark spot before the Eye
Black - In Proverbs 7:9 the Hebrew word means, as in the margin of the Revised Version, "the pupil of the Eye. " It is translated "apple" of the Eye in Deuteronomy 32:10 ; Psalm 17:8 ; Proverbs 7:2
Sightless - ) Offensive or unpleasing to the Eye; unsightly; as, sightless stains
Upward - ...
Directed to a higher place as with upward Eye with upward speed
Needle - Small slender instrument used in sewing with an Eye at one end through which thread is passed. Jesus' teaching that “it is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:24 ; compare Mark 10:25 ; Luke 18:25 ) illustrates the impossibility of a rich person's being saved apart from the intervention of God who does the impossible (Matthew 19:26 ). The use of the term needle's Eye for a gate of Jerusalem is an interpretive fiction, again designed to make Jesus' word more palatable
Arrot - ) The European golden-eye
Polemoscope - ) An opera glass or field glass with an oblique mirror arranged for seeing objects do not lie directly before the Eye; - called also diagonal, / side, opera glass
Albugineous - ) Of the nature of, or resembling, the white of the Eye, or of an egg; albuminous; - a term applied to textures, humors, etc
Severally - ...
I could not keep my Eye steady on them severally so as to number them
Eyed - ) Heaving (such or so many) Eyes; - used in composition; as sharp-eyed; dull-eyed; sad-eyed; ox-eyed Juno; myriad-eyed. ) of Eye...
After-Image - ) The impression of a vivid sensation retained by the retina of the Eye after the cause has been removed; also extended to impressions left of tones, smells, etc
Leucoscope - ) An instrument, devised by Professor Helmholtz, for testing the color perception of the Eye, or for comparing different lights, as to their constituent colors or their relative whiteness
Enorthotrope - ) An optical toy; a card on which confused or imperfect figures are drawn, but which form to the Eye regular figures when the card is rapidly revolved
Peeper - ) The Eye; as, to close the peepers
Visualize - ) To form a mental image of something not present before the Eye at the time
Mirage - When the surface is horizontal, and below the Eye, the appearance is that of a sheet of water in which the object is seen reflected; when the reflecting surface is above the Eye, the image is seen projected against the sky
Cat's-Eye - ) A variety of quartz or chalcedony, exhibiting opalescent reflections from within, like the Eye of a cat
Horned Snake - A venomous viper (Cerastes cornutus) of the Near East having a horny protrusion above each Eye
Scenography - ) The art or act of representing a body on a perspective plane; also, a representation or description of a body, in all its dimensions, as it appears to the Eye
Eyepiece - ) The lens, or combination of lenses, at the Eye end of a telescope or other optical instrument, through which the image formed by the mirror or object glass is viewed
Visible - ) Perceivable by the Eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper
Ophthalmoscopy - ) Examination of the Eye with the ophthalmoscope. ) A branch of physiognomy which deduces the knowledge of a person's temper and character from the appearance of the Eyes
Microscope - ) An optical instrument, consisting of a lens, or combination of lenses, for making an enlarged image of an object which is too minute to be viewed by the naked Eye
Amaurosis - ) A loss or decay of sight, from loss of power in the optic nerve, without any perceptible external change in the Eye; - called also gutta serena, the "drop serene" of Milton
Preocular - ) Placed just in front of the Eyes, as the antennae of certain insects. ) One of the scales just in front of the Eye of a reptile or fish
Reconnoitre - ) To examine with the Eye to make a preliminary examination or survey of; esp
Injury - Old Testament law provided two responses to injuries; retaliation in kind (“eye for Eye, tooth for tooth” (Exodus 21:24 ) and compensation. If an owner caused a slave to loose an Eye or a tooth, the slave was to be freed as compensation for the loss (Exodus 21:26 )
Eyecup - ) A small oval porcelain or glass cup, having a rim curved to fit the orbit of the Eye. it is used in the application of liquid remedies to Eyes; - called also Eyeglass
Second-Sight - ) The power of discerning what is not visible to the physical Eye, or of foreseeing future events, esp
Aegilops - ) An ulcer or fistula in the inner corner of the Eye
Emmetropia - ) That refractive condition of the Eye in which the rays of light are all brought accurately and without undue effort to a focus upon the retina; - opposed to hypermetropia, myopia, an astigmatism
Dismal - ) Gloomy to the Eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as, a dismal outlook; dismal stories; a dismal place
Yacare - The Eye orbits are connected together, and surrounded by prominent bony ridges
Ophthalmometer - ) An instrument devised by Helmholtz for measuring the size of a reflected image on the convex surface of the cornea and lens of the Eye, by which their curvature can be ascertained
Abductor - ) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the Eye outward
Cerebroscopy - , the act or process of diagnosticating the condition of the brain by examination of the interior of the Eye (as with an ophthalmoscope)
Loop - A knotted "eye" of cord, corresponding to the "taches" or knobs in the edges of the curtains of the tabernacle, for joining them into a continuous circuit, fifty to a curtain (Exodus 26:4,5,10,11 )
Ophthalmic - ) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the Eye; ocular; as the ophthalmic, or orbitonasal, nerve, a division of the trigeminal, which gives branches to the lachrymal gland, Eyelids, nose, and forehead
Lasseye - ) A species of blindness in horses in which the Eye is bright and the pupil dilated; a sort of amaurosis. ) A fish of the great lakes; the wall-eyed pike
Oggle - ) A strained or affected rolling of the Eye. ) Full and rolling, or staring; - said of the Eyes. ) To roll the Eyes; to stare. ) Any screen or cover for the Eyes, with or without a slit for seeing through. ) A kind of spectacles with short, projecting Eye tubes, in the front end of which are fixed plain glasses for protecting the Eyes from cold, dust, etc
Coenesthesis - ) Common sensation or general sensibility, as distinguished from the special sensations which are located in, or ascribed to, separate organs, as the Eye and ear
Obvious - ) Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the Eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark
Lint - ) To glance; to turn; as, to glint the Eye
Lint - ) To glance; to turn; as, to glint the Eye
Astigmatism - ) A defect of the Eye or of a lens, in consequence of which the rays derived from one point are not brought to a single focal point, thus causing imperfect images or indistinctness of vision
Blindfold - ) Having the Eyes covered; blinded; having the mental Eye darkened. ) To cover the Eyes of, as with a bandage; to hinder from seeing
Pickerel - ) The glasseye, or wall-eyed pike. See Wall-eye
Ear-Minded - , thinking words as spoken, as a result of familiarity with speech or of mental peculiarity; - opposed to Eye-minded
Experienced - ) Taught by practice or by repeated observations; skillful or wise by means of trials, use, or observation; as, an experienced physician, workman, soldier; an experienced Eye
Manifestation - ) The act of manifesting or disclosing, or the state of being manifested; discovery to the Eye or to the understanding; also, that which manifests; exhibition; display; revelation; as, the manifestation of God's power in creation
Atropine - It is remarkable for its power in dilating the pupil of the Eye
Frontispiece - ) The part which first meets the Eye...
Saucy - ) Expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent; as, a saucy Eye; saucy looks
Genealogy - The Jews were particular to an excess, to record their families; no doubt, with an Eye to Christ
Curette - ) A scoop or ring with either a blunt or a cutting edge, for removing substances from the walls of a cavity, as from the Eye, ear, or womb
Dead-Eye - Called also deadman's Eye
Oculomotor - ) Of or pertaining to the movement of the Eye; - applied especially to the common motor nerves (or third pair of cranial nerves) which supply many of the muscles of the orbit
Eyes - Eyes. The practice of putting out the Eyes as a mode of punishment has been in both ancient and modern times very common in the East. The painting of the Eye was and is usual among Eastern women. "painted her Eyes;" comp. A peculiar brilliancy is imparted to the Eye, and a languishing, amorous cast given to the whole countenance. The Eyelids and Eyebrows are thus painted with what is called kŏhl. The powder is kept in vials or pots, which are often disposed in a handsomely worked cover or case; and It is applied to the Eye by a small probe of wood, ivory or silver, which is called meet, while the whole apparatus is named mîkhûly
Needle's Eye - This occurs in the gospels in the saying that it is easier for a camel to pass through the Eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Efforts have been made to refer 'the Eye of a needle' to a wicket gate, through which a camel can pass, but only with great difficulty; but the Lord speaks of it as something 'impossible' except to God
Visible - Perceivable by the Eye that can be seen as a visible star the least spot is visible on white paper air agitated by heat becomes visible as the air near a heated stove, or over a dry sandy plain, appears like pellucid waves. Discovered to the Eye as visible spirits
Olden-Eye - Barrow's golden-eye of America (G
Laucoma - ) Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting media of the Eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the Eyeball, with marked increase of tension within the Eyeball
Revenge - The punishment must be in proportion to the crime – ‘an Eye for an Eye, a tooth for a tooth, a bruise for a bruise, a scratch for a scratch’ (Exodus 21:22-24; Romans 13:4; see GOVERNMENT; CITY OF REFUGE; JUDGE). Jesus supported the law of Moses (Matthew 5:17), but he opposed people who used the principle of civil justice (‘an Eye for an Eye’, etc
Fallacy - ) Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the Eye or the mind; deception
Displayed - ) Set with lines of prominent type interspersed, to catch the Eye
Evident - Plain open to be seen clear to the mental Eye apparent manifest
Perseus - It contains a star cluster visible to the naked Eye as a nebula
Keren Happuch - Job's youngest daughter, born in his renewed prosperity ("horn of antimony"), the pigment used by Eastern ladies to darken their Eyelashes, that the Eye might shine more lustrous (Job 42:14)
Asterope - 3 magnitude to the naked Eye
Optigraph - ) A telescope with a diagonal Eyepiece, suspended vertically in gimbals by the object end beneath a fixed diagonal plane mirror. It is used for delineating landscapes, by means of a pencil at the Eye end which leaves the delineation on paper
Triphthong - ) A combination of three vowel sounds in a single syllable, forming a simple or compound sound; also, a union of three vowel characters, representing together a single sound; a trigraph; as, Eye, -ieu in adieu, -eau in beau, are examples of triphthongs
Mild - ; - applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild Eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity
Abase - ) To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the Eye
Twinkling - , the throw of a javelin, the rush of wind or flame; in 1 Corinthians 15:52 of the "twinkling" of an Eye
Eye - The same Hebrew word means both Eye and fountain. The custom of sealing up the Eyes of criminals, still practiced in the East, is thought to be alluded to in Isaiah 6:10 44:18 . The expression, "As the Eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters," Psalm 123:2 , is elucidated by a knowledge of the fact that many eastern servants are taught to stand always upon the watch, and are in general directed by a nod, a wink, or some slight motion of the fingers imperceptible to strangers. Many Scripture phrases intimate the soul-like nature of the Eye, quickly and truly expressing the thoughts of the heart: such as "the bountiful Eye" and the "evil Eye," Proverbs 22:9 23:6 ; "haughty Eyes" and "wanton Eyes," Proverbs 6:17 Isaiah 3:16 . "The lust of the Eyes," 1 John 2:16 , expresses a craving for any of the gay vanities of this life. The threatening against "the Eye that mocketh at his father," Proverbs 30:17 , is explained by the habit of birds of prey, which attack the Eyes of a living enemy, and quickly devour those of the dead. A "single" Eye, Matthew 6:22 , is one which is clear, and sees every object as it is. ...
There are allusions in the Bible, and in many ancient and modern writers, to the practice of painting the Eyelids, to make the Eyes appear large, lustrous, and languishing. Jezebel, 2 Kings 9:30 , is said to have "painted her face," literally, "put her Eyes in paint. A small probe of wood, ivory, or silver, is wet with rose water, and dipped in an impalpable powder; this is then drawn between the lids of the Eye nearly closed, and leaves a narrow black border which is thought a great ornament. The powder for this purpose, called kohol, is made by burning a kind of aromatic resin, and sometimes of lead ore and other substances, for the benefit of the Eyes. ) They also tinge the inside of their Eyelids coal-black with kochel, a coloring material prepared from lead ore. They not only enlarge their Eyebrows, but also paint other figures of black, as ornaments, upon the face and hands
Ain - ("eye". Fountain, spring, which flashes in the landscape like a gleaming Eye
Udgeon - ) A metal Eye or socket attached to the sternpost to receive the pintle of the rudder. ) The pin of iron fastened in the end of a wooden shaft or axle, on which it turns; formerly, any journal, or pivot, or bearing, as the pintle and Eye of a hinge, but esp
Perspective - ) The effect of distance upon the appearance of objects, by means of which the Eye recognized them as being at a more or less measurable distance. ) The art and the science of so delineating objects that they shall seem to grow smaller as they recede from the Eye; - called also linear perspective
Punishment - In other cases the punishment was according to the offence: "eye for Eye, tooth for tooth," etc. ...
The Lord, referring to the law of an individual demanding an Eye for an Eye, enjoined forgiveness of personal wrongs; but this in no way interferes with civil government
Optography - ) The production of an optogram on the retina by the photochemical action of light on the visual purple; the fixation of an image in the Eye
Prosthesis - ) The addition to the human body of some artificial part, to replace one that is wanting, as a log or an Eye; - called also prothesis
Marsupium - ) The pecten in the Eye of birds and reptiles
Invisible - Millions of stars, invisible to the naked Eye, may be seen by the telescope
Keeping - In painting, a representation of objects in the manner they appear to the Eye at different distance from it
Beam And Mote - It condemns the man who looks at the ‘mote’ in another’s Eye while a ‘beam’ unconsidered is in his own; and it points out the futility and hypocrisy of the attempt to cast out the mote from the Eye of a brother while the beam remains in one’s own Eye. from the Baba Bathra: ‘In the days when the judges were judged themselves, said the judge to one of them, Take the splinter out of thine Eye; whereat he made reply, Take thou the beam out of thine Eye’; and from Meidani (ap. Freytag): ‘How seest thou the splinter in thy brother’s Eye and seest not the cross-beam in thine Eye?’...
There is no obscurity in the terms used. ’ Clearly a large piece of timber is suggested, such as could not literally be in the Eye. , in the camel and the needle’s Eye. To cast out the mote from another’s Eye is always difficult. If a man has once taken the true ground of lowly penitence, if he has cast out the proud, self-sufficient, censorious spirit, he will leave no other beam unnoticed in his own Eye. On the contrary, the single Eye will be full of light; and while he will have no wish to ‘behold’ the mote in his brother’s, he will see clearly to cast it out
Ciliary - ) Pertaining to the cilia, or Eyelashes. Also applied to special parts of the Eye itself; as, the ciliary processes of the choroid coat; the ciliary muscle, etc
Picture - A proper word spoken at the right moment and under the proper conditions brings about a most blessed sensation to the heart as does the picture to the Eye
Descry - ) To spy out or discover by the Eye, as objects distant or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover
Zedekiah - And how very blessed is such a name, considered with an Eye to Christ, the justifier of his redeemed!...
Legible - ) Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the Eye; plain; - used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript
Gaze - to see or look, that is, to fix the Eye or to reach with the Eye. ...
To fix the Eyes and look steadily and earnestly to look with eagerness or curiosity as in admiration, astonishment, or in study. ...
A lover's Eyes will gaze an eagle blind
Brow - The prominent ridge over the Eye, forming an arch above the orbit. The hair that covers the brow forming an arch, called the Eye brow
Spring - 'ain, "the bright open source, the Eye of the landscape")
Anthracnose - In the case of the grape, brown concave spots are formed on the stem and fruit, and the disease is called bird's-eye rot
Baca Valley of - The article being before the name seems to imply that some natural valley was before the Eye of the Psalmist though unknown now
Grinder - 37, says, ‘The great grinders which stand beyond the Eye-teeth, in no creature whatsoever do fall out of themselves
Blind - Blind should be followed by to but it is followed by of, in the phrase,blind of an Eye. To darken to obscure to the Eye. Something to mislead the Eye or the understanding as, one thing serves as a blind for another
Mote - ...
Why beholdest thou the mote in thy brother's Eye? Matthew 7 ...
The little motes in the sun do ever stir, though there is no wind
Deadness - ; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an Eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like
Whistler - ) The golden-eye
Wink - ) To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the Eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; - generally with at. ) To give a hint by a motion of the Eyelids, often those of one Eye only. ) To shut the Eyes quickly; to close the Eyelids with a quick motion. ) A hint given by shutting the Eye with a significant cast. ) To cause (the Eyes) to wink. ) The act of closing, or closing and opening, the Eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment. ) To close and open the Eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink
Prospect - ) That which is embraced by Eye in vision; the region which the Eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook
Sight - ) The act of seeing; perception of objects by the Eye; view; as, to gain sight of land. ) The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the Eyes. ) The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the Eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight. ) The instrument of seeing; the Eye. , by means of which the Eye is guided in aiming
Beauty - An assemblage of graces, or an assemblage of properties in the form of the person or any other object, which pleases the Eye. In the face, the regularity and symmetry of the features, the color of the skin, the expression of the Eye, are among the principal properties which constitute beauty. But as it is hardly possible to define all the properties which constitute beauty, we may observe in general, that beauty consists in whatever pleases the Eye of the beholder, whether in the human body, in a tree, in a landscape, or in any other object. Beauty is intrinsic, and perceived by the Eye at first view, or relative, to perceive which the aid of the understanding and reflection is requisite
Gladden - ...
Churches will every where gladden his Eye, ...
and hymns of praise vibrate upon his ear
Trochlea - ) A pulley, or a structure resembling a pulley; as, the trochlea, or pulleylike end, of the humerus, which articulates with the ulna; or the trochlea, or fibrous ring, in the upper part of the orbit, through which the superior oblique, or trochlear, muscle of the Eye passes
Regale - ) To enerta/n in a regal or sumptuous manner; to enrtertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh; as, to regale the taste, the Eye, or the ear
Crocidolite - A silicified form, in which the fibers penetrating quartz are changed to oxide of iron, is the yellow brown tiger-eye of the jewelers
Liveliness - ) An appearance of life, animation, or spirit; as, the liveliness of the Eye or the countenance in a portrait
Lid - ...
A cover that which shuts the opening of a vessel or box as the lid of a chest or trunk also, the cover of the Eye, the membrane which is drawn over the Eyeball of an animal at pleasure, and which is intended for its protection the Eyelid
Beauty - ) An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the Eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense
Adonis - ) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasant's Eye (Adonis autumnalis); - named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower
Hilum - ) The Eye of a bean or other seed; the mark or scar at the point of attachment of an ovule or seed to its base or support; - called also hile
Twinkling - ) The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the Eye; a wink; a twinkle
Dynameter - ) An instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes, consisting usually of a doubleimage micrometer applied to the Eye end of a telescope for measuring accurately the diameter of the image of the object glass there formed; which measurement, compared with the actual diameter of the glass, gives the magnifying power
Caruncula - ) A small fleshy prominence or excrescence; especially the small, reddish body, the caruncula lacrymalis, in the inner angle of the Eye
Wheatear - The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each Eye
Myopia - ) Nearsightedness; shortsightedness; a condition of the Eye in which the rays from distant object are brought to a focus before they reach the retina, and hence form an indistinct image; while the rays from very near objects are normally converged so as to produce a distinct image
Mustache - ) Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the Eye of a bird
Martyrs, Acts of the - They may be classified as follows: ...
Official reports of the interrogatories, few in number, among the most famous being the "Passio Cypriani" and the "Acta Martyrum Scillitanorum"
Non-official records, made either by Eye-witnesses or by contemporaries recording the testimony of Eye-witnesses, including "Martyrium San Polycarpi," "Acta SS
Discern - To separate by the Eye, or by the understanding. To discover to see to distinguish by the Eye
Acts of the Martyrs - They may be classified as follows: ...
Official reports of the interrogatories, few in number, among the most famous being the "Passio Cypriani" and the "Acta Martyrum Scillitanorum"
Non-official records, made either by Eye-witnesses or by contemporaries recording the testimony of Eye-witnesses, including "Martyrium San Polycarpi," "Acta SS
Shield - (Genesis 15:1; Psalms 5:12; Psa 84:11) And most blessedly, with an Eye to Christ, do the sacred writers speak in this language
Dipleidoscope - It consists of two mirrors and a plane glass disposed in the form of a prism, so that, by the reflections of the sun's rays from their surfaces, two images are presented to the Eye, moving in opposite directions, and coinciding at the instant the sun's center is on the meridian
Footstalk - ) The stem which supports which supports the Eye in decapod Crustacea; Eyestalk
Toggle - ) A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the Eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes
Defect - ) Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or Eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment
Landscape - ) A portion of land or territory which the Eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains
Apples of Sodom - Found on the shores of the Dead Sea; like a cluster of oranges, yellow to the Eye, and soft to the touch; but on pressure they explode with a puff, leaving only shreds of the rind and fibres
Painting - The art of forming figures or resembling objects in colors on canvas or other material, or the art of representing to the Eye by means of figures and colors, any object of sight, and sometimes the emotions of the mind
Second Coming, the - At the Second Coming of Christ every Eye will see Him (Revelation 1:7) as He descends from heavens in the clouds (Matthew 24:30; Mark 14:6)
Manifestation - The act of disclosing what is secret, unseen or obscure discovery to the Eye or to the understanding the exhibition of any thing by clear evidence display as the manifestation of God's power in creation, or of his benevolence in redemption
Attentive - It is applied to the senses of hearing and seeing, as an attentive ear or Eye to the application of the mind, as in contemplation or to the application of the mind, together with the senses abovementioned, as when a person is attentive to the words, the manner and matter of a speaker at the same time
Wall-Eye - ) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion vitreum) having large and prominent Eyes; - called also glasseye, pike perch, yellow pike, and wall-eyed perch. ) An Eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; - said usually of horses. ) The alewife; - called also wall-eyed herring
Pecten - ) A vascular pigmented membrane projecting into the vitreous humor within the globe of the Eye in birds, and in many reptiles and fishes; - also called marsupium
Blindness - Trachoma, a painful infection of the Eye, is a common cause of blindness today and was probably prevalent in ancient times. Some have a gradual atrophy of portions of the Eye. ...
Ancient people used salves of various types to treat disorders of the Eye. Simple surgical procedures such as the lancing of boils near the Eye and the extraction of inverted Eyelashes were also employed. ...
In reality, almost no effective treatment was available to those who suffered from diseases of the Eye and blindness. There were no antibiotics, no effective surgical procedures for most problems, and no Eyeglasses. Called to be watchmen protecting the nation, they instead blindly preyed on the people (Isaiah 56:10 )
Despondency: Its Quick Eye For Evils - Jones's Eye for darks, to the oblivion of lights, that after service he merely said to Smith that he had remarked three seats empty in the gallery. Yes, my friend, let us be glad if we have an Eye for the lights of life, rather than for its darks!–Autumn Holidays of a country Parson
Antimony - In two other passages ( 2 Kings 9:30 ; Jeremiah 4:30 ), puk is consistently translated as Eye paint. One of Job's daughters was named Keren-hapuk—that is, “horn of Eye paint” (Job 42:14 )
Restitution - Old Testament law established a principle of “punishment to fit the crime” (life for life, Eye for Eye, tooth for tooth, wound for wound). The guidelines for making complete restitution also included a provision for punitive damages (up to five times what had been lost), justice that moved beyond “an Eye for an Eye
Whiffler - ) The golden-eye
Eyes, Painting of - As Jezebel did (2 Kings 9:30 margin; Jeremiah 4:30), "thou rentest (distendest, triest to make appear large or laceratest) thy Eyes (margin) with painting. " Oriental women puncture and paint the Eyelids with antimony or kohl (a black powder made of the smoke black by burning frankincense) to make them look full and sparkling, the blackened margin contrasting with the white of the Eye (Ezekiel 23:40)
Drawbar - ) A bar of iron with an Eye at each end, or a heavy link, for coupling a locomotive to a tender or car
Eye - The Hebrews by a curious and bold metaphor call fountains Eyes; and they also give the same name to colours: "And the Eye," or colour, "of the manna was as the Eye," or colour, "of bdellium,"...
Numbers 11:7 . By an "evil Eye" is meant, envy, jealousy, grudging, ill- judged parsimony; to turn the Eyes on any one, is to regard him and his interests; to find grace in any one's Eyes, Ruth 2:10 , is to win his friendship and good will. "The Eyes of servants look unto the hands of their masters," Psalms 123:2 , to observe the least motion, and obey the least signal. "Their Eyes were opened. "The wise man's Eyes are in his head,"...
Ecclesiastes 2:14 , he does not act by chance. The Eye of the soul, in a moral sense, is the intention, the desire. God threatens to set his Eyes on the Israelites for evil, and not for good, Amos 9:4 . Nebuchadnezzar recommends to Nebuzaradan that he would "set his Eyes" on Jeremiah, and permit him to go where he pleased, Jeremiah 39:12 ; Jeremiah 40:4 . Sometimes expressions of this kind are taken in a quite opposite sense: "Behold the Eyes of the Lord are on the sinful kingdom; and I will destroy it," Amos 9:8 . To be Eyes to the blind, or to serve them instead of Eyes, is sufficiently intelligible, Job 29:15 . The Persians called those officers of the crown who had the care of the king's interests and the management of his finances, the king's Eyes. Eye service is peculiar to slaves, who are governed by fear only; and is to be carefully guarded against by Christians, who ought to serve from a principle of duty and affection, Ephesians 6:6 ; Colossians 3:22 . The lust of the Eyes, or the desire of the Eyes, comprehends every thing that curiosity, vanity, &c, seek after; every thing that the Eyes can present to men given up to their passions, 1 John 2:16 . "Cast ye away every man the abomination of his Eyes," Ezekiel 20:7-8 ; let not the idols of the Egyptians seduce you. The height or elevation of the Eyes is taken for pride, Sir_23:5 . Paul says that the Galatians would willingly have "plucked out their Eyes" for him, Galatians 4:15 ; expressing the intensity of their zeal, affection, and devotion to him. The Hebrews call the apple of the Eye the black daughter of the Eye. To keep any thing as the apple of the Eye, is to preserve it with particular care, Deuteronomy 32:10 : "He that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of mine Eye," Zechariah 2:8 ; attempts, to injure, me in the tenderest part, which men instinctively defend. The Eye and its actions are occasionally transferred to God: "The Eyes of the Lord run to and fro through the whole earth," Zechariah 4:10 ; 2 Chronicles 16:9 ; Psalms 11:4 . "The Eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good," Proverbs 15:3 . We read, Matthew 6:22 , "The light," or lamp, "of the body is the Eye; if therefore thine Eye be single," simple, clear, απλους , "thy whole body shall be full of light; but if thine Eye be evil," distempered, diseased, "thy whole body shall be darkened. So, in the natural Eye, if the cornea be single, and the humours clear, the light will act correctly; but if there be a film over the cornea, or a cataract, or a skin between any of the humours, the rays of light will never make any impression on the internal seat of sight, the retina. By analogy, therefore, if the mental Eye, the judgment, be honest, virtuous, sincere, well-meaning, pious, it may be considered as enlightening and directing the whole of a person's actions; but if it be perverse, malign, biassed by undue prejudices, or drawn aside by improper views, it darkens the understanding, perverts the conduct, and suffers a man to be misled by his unwise and unruly passions. The orientals, in some cases, deprive the criminal of the light of day, by sealing up his Eyes. The hapless youth was cast into prison, and deprived of the light by some adhesive plaster put upon his Eyes, for the space of three years; after which the seal was taken away, that he might with freedom enjoy the light; but he was still detained in prison. Such are probably the circumstances alluded to by the prophet: "They have not known nor understood; for he hath shut their Eyes that they cannot see; and their hearts that they cannot understand," Isaiah 44:18 . But it generally signifies to overspread, or daub over, as with mortar or plaster, of which Parkhurst quotes a number of examples; a sense which entirely corresponds with the manner in which the Eyes of a criminal are sealed up in some parts of the east. The practice of sealing up the Eyes, and stupifying a criminal with drugs, seems to have been contemplated by the same prophet in another passage of his book: "Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their Eyes, lest they see with their Eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert and be healed. It was at first the practice to sear the Eyes with a hot iron; but a discovery that this was not effectual, led to the cruel method of taking them out altogether with a sharp-pointed instrument. For this reason the hapless Zedekiah was punished with the loss of sight, because he had rebelled against the king of Babylon, and endeavoured to recover the independence of his throne: "Then he put out the Eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death," Jeremiah 52:11 . Females used to paint their Eyes. Thus we read of Jezebel, 2 Kings 9:30 , that, understanding that Jehu was to enter Samaria, she decked herself for his reception, and (as in the original Hebrew) "put her Eyes in paint. As large black Eyes were thought the finest, the women, to increase their lustre, and to make them appear larger, tinged the corner of their Eyelids with the impalpable powder of antimony or of black lead. This was supposed also to give the Eyes a brilliancy and humidity, which rendered them either sparkling or languishing, as suited the various passions. The method of performing this among the women in the eastern countries at the present day, as described by Russel, is by a cylindrical piece of silver or ivory, about two inches long, made very smooth, and about the size of a common probe; this is wet with water, and then dipped into a powder finely levigated, made from what appears to be a rich lead ore, and applied to the Eye; the lids are closed upon it while it is drawn through between them. That this was the method practised by the Hebrew women, we infer from Isaiah 3:22 , where the prophet, in his enumeration of the articles which composed the toilets of the delicate and luxurious daughters of Zion, mentions "the wimples and the crisping pins," or bodkins for painting the Eyes. ...
"These with a tiring pin their Eyebrows dye Till the full arch gives lustre to the Eye. ...
This custom is referred to by Jeremiah 4:30 :—...
"Though thou clothest thyself in scarlet, Though thou adornest thyself with ornaments of gold, ...
Though thou distendest thine Eyes with paint, In vain shalt thou set forth thy beauty; Thy paramours have rejected thee. " ...
And Ezekiel, describing the irregularities of the Jewish nation, under the idea of a debauched woman, says, כהלת עיניכּ? , "Thou didst dress thine Eyes with cohol;" which the Septuagint render, ‘Εστιβιζου τους...
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οφθαλμους σου , "Thou didst dress thine Eyes with stibium," Ezekiel 23:40 . De la Motraye says, that the eastern ladies are waited on even at the least wink of the Eye, or motion of the fingers, and that in a manner not perceptible to strangers
Christ: His Eye Our Stimulus - There was a charm in the fact that they still fought under the Eye of their chief. ...
And is there not a charm to thee, O believer, in the fact that you contend in the battle-field of life under the Eye of your Savior? Wherever you are, however you are oppressed by foes, however exhausted by the stem strife with evil, the Eye of Christ is fixed most lovingly upon thee
Beautiful - Elegant in form, fair,having the form that pleases the Eye
Cyclops - ) One of a race of giants, sons of Neptune and Amphitrite, having but one Eye, and that in the middle of the forehead
Gath-Rimmon - Ibleam, Joshua 17:11) in 1 Chronicles 6:70, which is probably the true reading in Joshua, the copyist's Eye catching "Gath-rimmon" in the previous verse
Discern - ) To see by the Eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference
Occur - ) To meet one's Eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to offer; to appear; to happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity occurs
Offend - ) To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as, strong light offends the Eye; to offend the conscience
Moving Picture - A series of pictures, usually photographs taken with a special machine, presented to the Eye in very rapid succession, with some or all of the objects in the picture represented in slightly changed positions, producing, by persistence of vision, the optical effect of a continuous picture in which the objects move in some manner, as that of some original scene
Mote - 1: κάρφος (Strong's #2595 — Noun Neuter — karphos — kar'-fos ) "a small, dry stalk, a twig, a bit of dried stick" (from karpho, "to dry up"), or "a tiny straw or bit of wool," such as might fly into the Eye, is used metaphorically of a minor fault, Matthew 7:3,4,5 ; Luke 6:41,42 (twice), in contrast with dokos, "a beam supporting the roof of a building" (see BEAM)
Apple - The "apple of the Eye" is the Heb. , the pupil of the Eye ( Proverbs 7:2 )
Lance - ) A quick cast of the Eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse. ) To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the Eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view. ) To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the Eye
Lance - ) A quick cast of the Eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse. ) To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the Eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view. ) To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the Eye
Watchmen - Watchmen always had a station at the gate of a city and in the adjacent tower, 2 Samuel 18:24-27 2 Kings 9:27 ; also on hill-tops overlooking a large circuit of terraced vineyards, whence they could "see Eye to Eye," and "lift up the voice" of warning or of cheer, Isaiah 52:7,8 ; and their responsible office, requiring so much vigilance and fidelity, illustrates that of prophets and ministers, Jeremiah 6:17 Ezekiel 33:1-9 Hebrews 13:17
Languish - To look with softness or tenderness, as with the head reclined and a peculiar cast of the Eye. ...
And the blue languish of soft Allia's Eye
Vine of Sodom - Its fruit are the so-called "apples of Sodom," which, though beautiful to the Eye, are exceedingly bitter to the taste
Lobulin - It is also found in the crystalline lens of the Eye, and in blood serum, and is sometimes called crystallin
Yonder - When we use this word, we often point the hand or direct the Eye to the place or object
Jehovah-Shalom - But seen with an Eye to Christ, it is eminently blessed; here, indeed, JEHOVAH, in the covenant of peace founded in Christ before all worlds, may, and must be called, in the strongest emphasis, JEHOVAH SHALOM
Single - 1: ἁπλοῦς (Strong's #573 — Adjective — haplous — hap-looce' ) "simple, single," is used in a moral sense in Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 , said of the Eye; "singleness" of purpose keeps us from the snare of having a double treasure and consequently a divided heart
Apple - The apple of the Eye is the pupil
Pleiades, - There are many stars in the group, but seven are visible to the naked Eye
Educate - ,; to form and regulate the principles and character of; to prepare and fit for any calling or business by systematic instruction; to cultivate; to train; to instruct; as, to educate a child; to educate the Eye or the taste
Droop - ) A drooping; as, a droop of the Eye
Harmless - , with the simplicity of a single Eye, discerning what is evil, and choosing only what glorifies God; Romans 16:19 , "simple (unto that which is evil)," AV marg. Haplous is said of the single Eye, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34
Apples of Sodom - Found on the shores of the Dead Sea; like a cluster of oranges, yellow to the Eye, and soft to the touch; but on pressure they explode with a puff, leaving only shreds of the rind and fibers
Axe - It is wielded by a wooden helve or handle, so fixed in a socket or Eye as to be in the same plane with the blade
Wane - ) The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the Eye of a spectator
Analemma - ) An orthographic projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian, the Eye being supposed at an infinite distance, and in the east or west point of the horizon
Brow - ) The hair that covers the brow (ridge over the Eyes); the Eyebrow. ) The prominent ridge over the Eye, with the hair that covers it, forming an arch above the orbit
Handsome - ) Agreeable to the Eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; - expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse
Mote - The root of karphos is karphô ‘to dry up,’ and it signifies a bit of dried stick, straw, or wool, such as, in the illustration, might be flying about and enter the Eye
Bridle - The king in one representation is thrusting out the captive's Eye with a spear, as Zedekiah was treated by Nebuchadnezzar
Gouging the Eyes - The Philistines put out Samson's Eyes (Judges 16:21 ). Nahash offered to make peace with the people of Gilead on the condition that he put out the right Eye of every man in the city and thus bring disgrace upon all Israel (1 Samuel 11:2 ). After executing King Zedekiah's sons in his sight, the Babylonians put out his Eyes (2 Kings 25:7 )
Bodkin - , with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a /tiletto; an Eyeleteer. ) A kind of needle with a large Eye and a blunt point, for drawing tape, ribbon, etc
Distract - ) To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the Eye; to distract the attention
Outer - ) The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye
Fulcrum - ) The connective tissue supporting the framework of the retina of the Eye
Optometry - ) "The employment of subjective and objective mechanical means to determine the accomodative and refractive states of the Eye and the scope of its function in general
Ray - ) White mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, the soft gray Eye of a dove
Most High - The latter of them, except with an Eye to him, would be a breach of grammar, but becomes beautiful, in compounding two superlatives, in reference to the Lord JEHOVAH, of whom it must be truly said, without exceeding the bounds of language, as one of the sacred writers expresseth it, "There is no end of his greatness
Ray - ) White mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, the soft gray Eye of a dove
Delight - ) To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the Eye; harmony delights the ear
Lid - ) The cover of the Eye; an Eyelid
Will: the Seat of Inability - Nelson could not see the signal for suspending battle because he placed the glass to his blind Eye, and man cannot see the truth as it is in Jesus because he has no mind to do so
Iconium - Timothy, who accompanied Paul on some of his journeys, was well known in Iconium and was an Eye-witness of some of the persecutions Paul suffered there (Acts 14:1-6; Acts 16:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:10-11)
Camel - ...
Matthew 19:24 (a) The camel is a literal one and the Eye of the needle is a literal Eye of a literal needle
Aspect - ) The situation of planets or stars with respect to one another, or the angle formed by the rays of light proceeding from them and meeting at the Eye; the joint look of planets or stars upon each other or upon the earth. ) Appearance to the Eye or the mind; look; view
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil Eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge. ...
3: τρυμαλιά (Strong's #5168 — Noun Feminine — trumalia — troo-mal-ee-ah' ) is used of the "eye" of a needle, Mark 10:25 (from trume, "a hole," truo, "to wear away")
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil Eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge. ...
3: τρυμαλιά (Strong's #5168 — Noun Feminine — trumalia — troo-mal-ee-ah' ) is used of the "eye" of a needle, Mark 10:25 (from trume, "a hole," truo, "to wear away")
Couch - To depress the condensed crystaline humor or film that overspreads the pupil of the Eye. To remove a catarct, by entering a needle through the coats of the Eye, and pushing the lens to the bottom of the vitreous humor, and then downwards and outwards, so as to leave it in the under and outside of the Eye. The true phrase is, to couch a cataract but we say, to couch they Eye, or the patient
Camel, Camel's Hair - ...
The camel is mentioned three times in the Gospels, on two occasions as a synonym for size or bulkiness; Matthew 19:24 (= Mark 10:25, Luke 18:25), ‘It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s Eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God’; and Matthew 23:24 ‘Ye blind guides, which strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel. ’ In the former of these passages two attempts have been made to evade the Oriental hyperbole, firstly, by reading κάμιλος, ‘a rope,’ for κάμηλος; and, again, by explaining the ‘eye of the needle’ as the small door for foot-passengers which is generally made in the frame of the large entrance-door of an Eastern house. The expression ‘eye of the needle,’ however, is only the English equivalent of the Greek words denoting a ‘hole. ’ The Eye of a needle stands for something narrow and hard to pass, as in the Egyptian proverb, ‘Straiter than the Eye of a needle’ (Burckhardt, 396). 38), ‘As for those who declare our signs to be lies, and who scorn them, the doors of heaven will not be open to them, nor will they enter Paradise, until a camel shall penetrate into the Eye of a needle’—that is, never
Analogy - Thus, learning enlightens the mind, because it is to the mind what light is to the Eye, enabling it to discover things before hidden
Abiel - Abi-albon ( 2 Samuel 23:31 ) is a transcriber’s error, the Eye having fallen on albon below: some codices of the LXX Dwarf - The early Greek and Latin versions understood the word to mean a type of Eye disorder (compare REB)
Hank - ) A ring or Eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to the edge of a sail and running on a stay
Magnify - A convex lens magnifies the bulk of a body to the Eye
Manifest - Plain, open, clearly visible to the Eye or obvious to the understanding apparent not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood
Enharmonical - ) Pertaining to a change of notes to the Eye, while, as the same keys are used, the instrument can mark no difference to the ear, as the substitution of A/ for G/
Delicate - Nice accurate fine soft to the Eye as a delicate color
Telescopical - ) Able to discern objects at a distance; farseeing; far-reaching; as, a telescopic Eye; telescopic vision
Bewitch - 1: βασκαίνω (Strong's #940 — Verb — baskaino — bas-kah'ee-no ) primarily, "to slander, to prate about anyone;" then "to bring evil on a person by feigned praise, or mislead by an evil Eye, and so to charm, bewitch" (Eng
Ain - Ain (â'in), Eye, spring
Ornament - That which embellishes something which, added to another thing, renders it more beautiful to the Eye
Life: Spiritual - Yet in what do they differ? Certainly in nothing which you could readily see, for the well-stuffed animal is precisely like what the living animal would have been; and that Eye of glass even appears to have more of brightness in it than the natural Eye of the creature itself; there is a secret inward something lacking, which, when it has once departed, you cannot restore
Wells - The word ayin differs from either of the above: it signifies literally 'an Eye,' and was like an Eye in the ground from which the waters sprang up, and is not said to be dug, and yet is called 'a well' in the A
Language - Words duly arranged in sentences, written, printed or engraved, and exhibited to the Eye. Thus we speak of the language of the Eye, a language very expressive and intelligible
Appearance - A — 1: εἶδος (Strong's #1491 — Noun Neuter — eidos — i'-dos ) properly "that which strikes the Eye, that which is exposed to view," signifies the "external appearance, form, or shape," and in this sense is used of the Holy Spirit in taking bodily form, as a dove, Luke 3:22 ; of Christ, 9:29, "the fashion of His countenance. ...
A — 2: πρόσωπον (Strong's #4383 — Noun Neuter — prosopon — pros'-o-pon ) pros, "towards," ops, "an Eye," lit. , "the part round the Eye, the face," in a secondary sense "the look, the countenance," as being the index of the inward thoughts and feelings (cp. ...
A — 3: ὄψις (Strong's #3799 — Noun Feminine — opsis — op'-sis ) from ops, "the Eye," connected with horao, "to see" (cp
Abase - The literal sense of abase is to lower or depress, to throw or cast down, as used by Bacon, "to abase the Eye
Flavius Josephus - Having become a follower of Titus, he was an Eye-witness to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and return to Rome as a Roman citizen
Josephus, Flavius - Having become a follower of Titus, he was an Eye-witness to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and return to Rome as a Roman citizen
Gold: Places of Its Abundance Undesirable - Did the Eye ever rest upon a more utter desolation than that which surrounds the gold mines near Goldau in the Hartz mountains? It is worse than a howling wilderness, it is a desert with its bowels torn out, and scattered in horrid confusion
Cheek - ) The side of the face below the Eye
Quiz - ) To peer at; to Eye suspiciously or mockingly
Hoe - It is made of a flat blade of iron or steel having an Eye or tang by which it is attached to a wooden handle at an acute angle
Lunette - ) A piece of felt to cover the Eye of a vicious horse
Lead - The words of Job 19:24, "that they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever," refer to the custom of pouring molten lead into letters carved in the rock in order to make them more striking to the Eye
Hazael - His discomposure under the Eye of the prophet was an indication that he had already meditated this crime
Offence - Mark 9:45 ; Mark 9:47 ) the right Eye and right hand are given as instances of the kind of offences that may arise. The possible applications of this are numerous, whether the warning be referred to artistic gifts (the ‘hand’ and ‘eye’), or abuses of certain kinds of food and drink, or any other circumstances which may lead a man from the higher life or divert him from his aims
Uide - ) A strip or device to direct the compositor's Eye to the line of copy he is setting. ) Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or Eye, as of an operator...
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Bohan - of the Dead Sea change their direction to the Eye
Bat - Unclean in the Eye of the law (Deuteronomy 14:18-19; Leviticus 11:19-20)
Doubtful - Not secure suspicious as, we cast a doubtful Eye
Moment - In a moment, in the twinkling of an Eye
Picture - ) An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the Eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief
Bold - ) Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the Eye; in high relief
Apron - This teaches that nothing that man can devise can cover him from the Eye of God
Saint Patrick's Breastplate - ...
Christ shield me this day:...
Christ with me,...
Christ before me,...
Christ behind me,...
Christ in me,...
Christ beneath me,...
Christ above me,...
Christ on my right,...
Christ on my left,...
Christ when I lie down,...
Christ when I arise,...
Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me,...
Christ in every Eye that sees me,...
Christ in the ear that hears me
Heis, Edward - Drew up a chart of naked-eye stars visible from Central Europe, which indicated 5,421 stars, included the first authentic map of the Milky Way, and has been used as a basis for other star charts
Doing Good: a Blessing to Ourselves - The Eye cannot say to the foot, I have no need of thee, and will not guide thee; for if it does not perform its watchful office, the whole man will be in the ditch, and the Eye will be covered with mire
God: is Light - At first he is delighted, dazzled; but after he has had time to reflect, he finds darkness spread amid the lights, and he asks, 'Is this the sun?' He is taken out under the tarry sky, and is enraptured; but, on reflection, finds that night covers the earth, and again asks, 'Is this the sun?' He is carried out some bright day at noontide, and no sooner does his Eye open on the sky than all question is at an end. His Eye is content: it has seen its highest object, and feels that there is nothing brighter
White - ) Reflecting to the Eye all the rays of the spectrum combined; not tinted with any of the proper colors or their mixtures; having the color of pure snow; snowy; - the opposite of black or dark; as, white paper; a white skin. ) Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the Eye
Object - When we say, "the light affects the Eye," Eye denotes that which is affected or acted on
Petrus, a Solitary - Theodoret relates that his mother, when a beautiful young woman of 23, failing to obtain relief from a malady in her Eye from any oculist, was induced by one of her female servants to apply to Peter. Going to him dressed richly and resplendent with gold ornaments and gems, the solitary upbraided her for presuming to attempt to improve on the handiwork of her Maker, and having thus cured her of the malady of vanity and love of dress, signed her Eye with the cross and she was speedily healed
Contentment - Well, you may be sure that we did not engage an ordinary broad carriage, for that would have found the passage as difficult as the needle's Eye to the camel; but our landlord had a very narrow chaise for us, just the very thing for threading those fourfeet passages
Bright - ) Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the Eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty. ) Manifest to the mind, as light is to the Eyes; clear; evident; plain
Bathe - ) To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe the Eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one's forehead with camphor
Needle - A small instrument of steel pointed at one end, with an Eye at the other to receive a thread used in sewing and embroidery
Night - She closed her Eyes in everlasting night. Obscurity a state of concealment from the Eye or the mind unintelligibleness
Ossifrage - The plumage of the head and neck is dirty white, with a black stripe through the Eye; the back, wings, and tail are brown, the parts underneath are fawn-colored
Lobe - ) Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the Eye; the globe of a lamp
Leer - ) A distorted expression of the face, or an indirect glance of the Eye, conveying a sinister or immodest suggestion
Lobe - ) Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the Eye; the globe of a lamp
Circuit - The human Eye views heaven as a circular vault or dome, where God takes His daily walk (Job 22:14 )
Fountain - The spring or fountain of living water, the "eye" of the landscape, is distinguished in all Oriental languages from the artificially-sunk and enclosed well
Eye - (The practice of painting the Eyelids to make the Eyes look large, lustrous and languishing is often alluded to in the Old Testament, and still extensively prevails among the women of the East, and especially among the Mohammedans. Jezebel, in (2 Kings 9:30 ) is said to have prepared for her meeting with Jehu by painting her face, or, as it reads in the margin, "put her Eyes in paint. " See also (Ezekiel 23:40 ) A small probe of wood, ivory or silver is wet with rose-water and dipped in an impalpable black powder, and is then drawn between the lids of the Eye nearly closed, and leaves a narrow black border, which is though a great ornament
Sight - ...
A — 4: ὀφθαλμός (Strong's #3788 — Noun Masculine — ophthalmos — of-thal-mos' ) "an Eye" (Eng. , "eyes"). See Eye
Blind - ) To darken; to obscure to the Eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive. ) Something to mislead the Eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge
Avenger, Avenger of Blood - ...
Under the law of Moses it was enacted 'an Eye for an Eye and a tooth for a tooth
Camel - ...
The passage of Scripture in which our Lord says, "It is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven," Matthew 19:24 , has been the occasion of much criticism. Some assert that near Jerusalem was a low gate called "the needle's Eye," through which a camel could not pass unless his load was taken off. In the Jewish Talmud, there is, however, a similar proverb respecting an elephant: "Rabbi Shesheth answered Rabbi Amram, who had advanced an absurdity, ‘Perhaps thou art one of the Pambidithians, who can make an elephant pass through the Eye of a needle;'" that as, says the Aruch, "who speak things impossible. " There is also a saying of the same kind in the Koran: "The impious, who in his arrogancy shall accuse our doctrine of falsity, shall find the gates of heaven shut; nor shall he enter there, till a camel shall pass through the Eye of a needle
Straitly - ), arguing for the presence of the noun, consider that it "clearly reflects the literal rendering of a Semitic original reported to Luke from an Eye-witness, was it Paul?" (3) A similar construction, parangello with the noun parangelia, occurs in Acts 5:28 , "we straitly charged you," lit
Capsule - ) A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint; as, the capsule of the lens of the Eye
Hinge - ) The hook with its Eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc
Ain - The word ain signifies an 'eye,' or 'a fountain;' it is often used as a prefix, and signifies a fountain of living water in distinction from a well, cistern or tank
Thimble - ) A ring of thin metal formed with a grooved circumference so as to fit within an Eye-spice, or the like, and protect it from chafing
Offering - Presenting proposing sacrificing bidding presenting to the Eye or mind
Crane - The numidian crane, supposed to be referred to, is about three feet in length, is bluish-grey, with the cheeks, throat, breast, and tips of the long hinder feathers black, with a tuft of white feathers behind each Eye
Web - A dusky film that forms over the Eye and hinders the sight suffusion
Apple - , like citrons, antifebrile medicinally, attractive to the Eye, pleasing the sense of smell and the palate; served up in elaborately figured silver vessels
Hypocrites: Their Sinister Motives - The bird mounts towards heaven, but it keeps its Eye evermore upon the outlook for its prey
Affliction: Revealing Christian - When the green leaves bedeck the trees and all is fair, one cannot readily find the birds' nests, but when the winter lays bare the trees, anyone, with half-an-eye, may see them
Blink - ) To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the Eye. ) To see with the Eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak Eyes
Coat - ) A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the Eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish
Contraction - ) The act or process of contracting, shortening, or shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction of the heart, of the pupil of the Eye, or of a tendion; the contraction produced by cold
Overlook - ) To look upon with an evil Eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate
Crystal - It is probably called "terrible" because of the bright shining of such a substance in the rays of the sun, dazzling and blinding the Eye that looks on it
Enoch - " His life was, for the period in which he lived, a short one upon earth, 365 years; but it was a life of faith, pleasing in the Eye of his Maker
Esther, the Book of - This last opinion is supported by the internal evidence; the book having been written in Persia, by an Eye-witness of the scenes it describes, B
Wink - To shut the Eyes to close the Eyelids. To close and open the Eyelids. To give a hint by a motion of the Eyelids. To close the Eyelids and exclude the light. The act of closing the Eyelids. A hint given by shutting the Eye with a significant cast
Face - Aph (nose) and (eyes, aspect) are also at times translated as face. Being “face to face” (literally, “eye to Eye”) is being squared off with each other, front to front, and fully visible (Numbers 14:14 ). The face (eye) of the earth is the visible surface of the earth (Exodus 10:5 , Exodus 10:15 ), and the face of the waters is that surface which is seen (Genesis 1:2 ). See Glory ; Shewbread ; Presence; Eye
Eshcol - "In one of these extensive valleys, perhaps in Wady Hanein, where miles of grape-mounds even now meet the Eye, they cut the gigantic clusters of grapes, and gathered the pomegranates and figs, to show how goodly was the land which the Lord had promised for their inheritance
Eternal Things And Fleeting - The clouds rise with peaks and summits, all apparently as solid, and certainly as glistening, as the snow-clad Alps, so that the clearest Eye might readily be deceived
Appearance: we Must Not Judge by - Judge then no man or woman after their outward fashion, but with purified Eye behold the hidden beauty of the heart and life
Bull's-Eye - ) Aldebaran, a bright star in the Eye of Taurus or the Bull
Naked - Not assisted by glasses as the naked Eye
Suspicion - What friendship can we expect from him who views all our conduct with distrustful Eyes, and ascribes every benefit we confer to artifice and stratagem? A candid man is accustomed to view the characters of his neighbours in the most favourable light, and is like one who dwells amidst those beautiful scenes of nature on which the Eye rests with pleasure
Dragon - Swift, swift, ye dragons of the night! That dawning may bear the ravens Eye
Elevator - ) A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the Eye
Pilate - With what horrors will he arise at the tremendous day of God, when every Eye must see Jesus, and they also that pierced him! when that sacred head he crowned with thorns will appear in the fulness of glory, and before whose presence heaven and earth will flee away! (Revelation 1:7)...
Loop - , can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an Eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight
Countenance - ...
(2) Skuthropos, "of a sad countenance" (skuthros, "gloomy, sad," ops, "an Eye"), is used in Matthew 6:16 ; Luke 24:17 , "sad
Lust (2) - Inward lust is as heinous as outward adultery to the Eye of God, which views alike the inside and the outside of man (Matthew 5:28). ]'>[1] The lustful Eye will make the whole body full of darkness (Matthew 6:23). The single Eye and mind are free from lustful fancies and thoughts (Luke 11:34)
the Labourer With the Evil Eye - AESOP'S dog in the manger, and our Lord's labourer with the evil Eye, are two companion portraits. ...
Is thine Eye evil? said the good husbandman to the murmuring labourer. Now, an "evil Eye" is just our old Bible English for the Latin word "invidia. This wretched creature was so full of an evil Eye that every one must have seen it. Even if he hadheld his peace every one must have seen his evil heart running out of his Eye. Even if you were a perfect stranger to me; even if I had never seen you before, I would undertake to tell to all men the name of the man you both envy and hate, if I were near enough to see your Eye when your rival is being praised and rewarded in your presence. And, as our Lord is always saying to us, it will out at the Eye. It was my evil Eye. Who is your companion-potter? And do you have the self-knowledge that even poor Heine had, to say to yourself every day-'As for these dislikes, and aversions, and antipathies, that I feel in my heart; as well as for these depreciations and contempts that pass continually through my tongue and my pen; I know what their motive is in my own case at least, it is in my own evil Eye. He says that it is difficult for him to believe that any man who is really within the kingdom of heaven himself, and is in its service, and is receiving its rewards, could have an evil Eye at another man for his work and for his wages in that kingdom. The truth is, an evil Eye, like this labourer's evil Eye, is not only in all our hearts, but it is the agony of every truly good man's heart that it is so: it is very hell itself to every truly good man's heart that it is so: to every man's heart who is so much as even beginning to know what true goodness really is. But, with all that, the chosen men; the truly choice spirits even among the men who are called; the men who are sincere and single in their motives; the men who are full of humility about themselves, and about their work, and about their wages; the men who are so full of brotherly love that they have no evil Eye left at their brother's good work or good wages, but who rather rejoice in all the good things that fall to their brother-labourer's lot-such men are not many even in the vineyard of heaven itself
Roe - ...
The Eye is large, soft, liquid, languishing, and of deepest black; image of swift footedness (2 Samuel 1:19; 2 Samuel 2:18; 1 Chronicles 12:8)
Safety of Feeble Saints - To Jesus' Eye, there is beauty in all his plants, and each one is needed to perfect the flora of Paradise
Bold - Standing out to view striking to the Eye as bold figures in painting, sculpture and architecture
Delight - To affect with great pleasure to please highly to give or afford high satisfaction or joy as, a beautiful landscape delights the Eye harmony delights the ear the good conduct of children, and especially their piety, delights their parents
Repose - ) That harmony or moderation which affords rest for the Eye; - opposed to the scattering and division of a subject into too many unconnected parts, and also to anything which is overstrained; as, a painting may want repose
Thread - ) To pass a thread through the Eye of; as, to thread a needle
Needle - ...
Note: The idea of applying "the needle's Eye" to small gates seems to be a modern one; there is no ancient trace of it
Quicken - And keener lightning quickens in her Eye
Theatre - Among the Italians, an assemblage of buildings, which by a happy disposition and elevation, represents an agreeable scene to the Eye
Disabilities And Deformities - ...
Blindness (Deuteronomy 28:28 ) caused from Eye infections was common during Bible times. Heat, dust, sunlight, and unclean habits all contributed to the spread of Eye diseases which often resulted in blindness
Vessel - ...
2: ἀγγεῖον (Strong's #30 — Noun Neuter — angos — ang-eye'-on ) denotes "a jar" or "pail," Matthew 13:48 , in the best texts (some have No. ...
3: ἀγγεῖον (Strong's #30 — Noun Neuter — angeion — ang-eye'-on ) denotes "a small vessel" (a diminutive of No
Tear - Tears are the limpid fluid secreted by the lacrymal gland, and appearing in the Eyes, or flowing from them. This fluid is also called forth by any injury done to the Eye. It serves to moisten the cornea and preserve its transparency, and to remove any dust or fine substance that enters the Eye and gives pain. ...
To tear out, to pull or draw out by violence as, to tear out the Eyes
Amulets And Charms - ]'>[1] root = ‘to carry’) as charms to protect the wearer against the malign influence of evil spirits, and in particular against ‘the evil Eye,’ is almost as wide-spread as the human race itself. Children and domestic animals are supposed to be specially subject to such influence, and to-day ‘in the Arabic border lands there is hardly a child, or almost an animal, which is not defended from the evil Eye by a charm’ (Doughty). The Jews were in this respect like the rest of the world, and in the Talmud it is said that ninety-nine deaths occur from the evil Eye to one from natural causes (see Magic Divination and Sorcery). The influence of Egypt, where amulets were worn by men and gods, by the living and the dead, is shown by the great number of scarabs and ‘Horus Eyes’ unearthed at Gezer and Taanach
Look - The primary sense is to stretch, to extend, to shoot, hence to direct the Eye. To direct the Eye towards an object, with the intention of seeing it. ...
The particular direction of the Eye is expressed by various modifying words as, to look down, to look up, to look back to look forward, to look from, to look round, to look out, to look under. To direct the intellectual Eye to apply the mind or understanding to consider to examine. Let thine Eyes look right on. ...
To look through, to penetrate with the Eye, or with the understanding to see or understand perfectly
God: His Benevolence in Creation - They are, therefore, framed beautiful to the Eye, and pleasing to the ear; but of the reptile tribes, some are his formidable enemies, and none were ever intended to be his associates
Nahash - A king of Ammon, who demanded the surrender of the men of Jabesh-gilead, with the loss of the right Eye of each ( 1 Samuel 11:1 f
Bosom - ) A depression round the Eye of a millstone
Description - The act of delineating, or representing the figure of any thing by a plan, to be presented to the Eye
Nose - Part of the face between the Eye and mouth which bears the nostrils and covers the nasal cavity
Nahash - Ammonite king who encamped against Jabesh-gilead, and who tauntingly agreed to make its inhabitants tributary on condition that he should thrust out the right Eye of each for a reproach on all Israel
Dull - ) Not bright or clear to the Eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror
Create - Your Eye in Scotland would create soldiers, and make women fight
Hollow - Sunk deep in the orbit as a hollow Eye
Orb - ) The Eye, as luminous and spherical
Temple - ) The space, on either side of the head, back of the Eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear
Glorious - (Ephesians 5:27) But it should ever be remembered, that all the glory of the church is with an Eye to Christ
Mouse - ) A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to prevent a running Eye from slipping
Until - In open prospect nothing bounds our Eye, ...
Until the earth seems join'd unto the sky
Mirror - 1: ἔσοπτρον (Strong's #2072 — Noun Neuter — esoptron — es'-op-tron ) rendered, "glass" in the AV, is used of any surface sufficiently smooth and regular to reflect rays of light uniformly, and thus produce images of objects which actually in front of it appear to the Eye as if they were behind it
Macarius, an Egyptian Hermit or Monk - 29)—which he names Scithium and says was a day and a half's journey from the monasteries of Nitria—from the accounts of others rather than as an Eye-witness
Cosmetics - Women used cosmetic preparations which included Eye paint, powders, rouge, ointments for the body, and perfumes. Green Eyelid coloring was derived from turquoise or malachite, and black was often made from lead sulphate. Kohl or manganese was used for outlining of the Eyes. ...
Eye Paint Women used paint to enhance their Eyes and make the Eyes appear larger (Jeremiah 4:30 NAS). There may also have been some medicinal value by preventing dryness of the skin of the Eyelid or discouraging disease-carrying flies. However, biblical references often seem to associate the practice of painting the Eyes with women of questionable reputation ( 2 Kings 9:30 ; Ezekiel 23:40 ). ...
Dry powders for Eye-coloring were stored in pouches, reeds, reed-like tubes of stone, or small jars. The reference to Job's daughter, “Keren-happuch” (horn of antimony or Eye-paint, Job 42:14 ), indicates the powders were also carried in horns. The powders were mixed with water or gum and applied to the Eyelids with small rods made of ivory, wood, or metal. Egyptian women favored the colors of black and green, painting the upper Eyelid black and the lower one green. Heavy black lines were traced around the Eyes to make them appear more almond-shaped. See Perfumes; Anointing; Eye-paint; Trade Routes
Shame And Honor - In Jeremiah 2:26 , for example, a thief once caught suffers shame, that is, the loss of esteem in the public Eye. The ancients viewed every human action and interaction as an occasion for either gaining honor, that is, increasing one's value in the public Eye, or for being shamed, that is, having one's estimation degraded
Camel - ...
In the NT references to the camel it is more satisfactory to take the expressions ‘swallow a camel’ (Matthew 23:24 ) and ‘It is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle,’ etc. the Talmudic expression ‘an elephant through a needle’s Eye’) than to weave fancied and laboured explanations. The present writer agrees with Post that the gate called the ‘needle’s Eye’ is a fabrication
Palm Tree - "Rising with slender stem 40 or 50, at times even 80, feet aloft, its only branches, the feathery, snow-like, pale-green fronds from 6 to 12 feet long, bending from its top, the palm attracts the Eye wherever it is seen
Stretch - 1 (epi, "forth"), is used in Philippians 3:13 , RV, "stretching forward" (AV, "reaching forth"), a metaphor probably from the foot race (rather than the chariot race), so Lightfoot, who quotes Bengel's paraphrase, "the Eye goes before and draws on the hand, the hand goes before and draws on the foot
Demetrius - " Like many men he made regard for religion his plea, while really having an Eye to self; "not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought, but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised and her magnificence destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth
Refiner - " The purifier sits before the crucible, fixing his Eye on the metal, taking care the heat is not too great, and keeping the metal in only until, by seeing his own image reflected in the glowing mass, he knows the dross is completely removed
Fix - ) To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the Eye on an object, the attention on a speaker
Shur - It was not without an Eye to this that the Lord said, "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably to her
Sheminith - Those Psalms beyond all doubt have an Eye to Christ, and express sweet leading features of his office-character as Messiah
Eclipse - ) An interception or obscuration of the light of the sun, moon, or other luminous body, by the intervention of some other body, either between it and the Eye, or between the luminous body and that illuminated by it
Abihu - And if so, what an awful view it affords, to shew the danger of all offerings, void of an Eye by faith in Christ! (Isaiah 1:11
Adultery - Was it the case then, as it is but too generally now, that both the sin and the shame are thrown, with fulness of every thing blameable, upon women, while the seducers and more worthless, pass off unrebuked? yea, to the disgrace of human nature, not unfrequently applauded! Not so in thine Eye, blessed Lord Jesus! (See John 8:1; Joh 8:11) It should be remarked under this article, that beside this natural adultery, noticed in the Scripture, there is a spiritual fornication of which the Lord complains, which is idolatry
Anthropopathy - The Eye, for instance, represents God's knowledge and watchful care; the arm, his power and strength; the ears, the regard he pays to prayer and to the cry of oppression and misery, &c
Relation of Soul And Body - , as to seeing, it is only in the Eye, and as to hearing, it is only in the ear
Face - On the other hand, ‘face’ is wrongly given for ‘eye’ in AV [6] of 1 Kings 20:38 ; 1 Kings 20:41 , where ‘ashes on face’ should be ‘headband over Eye’; in 2 Kings 9:30 , Jeremiah 4:30 , the reference is to painting the Eye; in Genesis 24:47 RV Josue, Book of - The book itself was written in great part by an Eye-witness, probably Josue himself
Joshua, Book of - The book itself was written in great part by an Eye-witness, probably Josue himself
Facets - The basic idea of the Hebrew ayin , as reflected in most English versions, is Eye. The translation “eyes” points ahead to “the seven Eyes of God which roam throughout the world” (Genesis 4:10 ), a symbol of the omniscience or omnipresence of God. In this case the seven Eyes represent the full presence of God in a way corresponding to the ark of the covenant
Horn - Probably with some dainty ornamentation, they were used to hold Eye-paint ( Job 42:14 , Keren-happuch )
Spirit of God: the Fire From Heaven - Yet this powerless powder and powerless ball are put in the powerless cannon: one spark of fire enters it, and then, in the twinkling of an Eye, that powder is a Rash of lightning, and that cannon ball is a thunderbolt which smites as if it had been sent from heaven
Appearance - ) The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the Eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me
Curb - ) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the Eye of a dome
Appearance - The act of coming into sight the act of becoming visible to the Eye as, his sudden appearance surprised me
Sheaf - (1 Corinthians 15:20) The sheaf was to be waved before the Lord, not only to acknowledge him as the Lord, proprietor of all the earth, but also to have an Eye to the Lord in Christ, as sanctifying and blessing all our enjoyments. Sweetly teaching us that Christ is first to be Eyed in the blessing and then he will be enjoyed in the blessing; so that both law and gospel hold forth the same blessed teaching; "Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine
Compass - ) Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his Eye; the compass of imagination
Sharp - Being of quick or nice perception applied to the senses or organs of perception as a sharp Eye sharp sight
Finger - By the gesticulation of the body, the motion of the Eye, or the expression of the finger, directions were conveyed, and never misunderstood. ...
Some writer of ancient date hath interpreted one of the psalms of David (the hundred and twenty-third), under this view; and indeed, if read with an Eye to this custom in the east, the beauty of it becomes abundantly more striking. Suppose David in that psalm had reference to the great humility and awe with which the lowest servants approach their lord, the expressions of his soul in that sweet psalm would strike the mind as if thus speaking: "Unto thee lift I up mine Eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the Eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the Eyes of a maiden to the hand of her mistress, even so our Eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us
Light, Noun, And Verb, Lighten - A — 1: φῶς (Strong's #5457 — Noun Neuter — phos — foce ) akin to phao, "to give light" (from roots pha---, and phan---, expressing "light as seen by the Eye," and, metaphorically, as "reaching the mind," whence phaino, "to make to appear," phaneros, "evident," etc. "Primarily light is a luminous emanation, probably of force, from certain bodies, which enables the Eye to discern form and color. Where the Eye is absent, or where it has become impaired from any cause, light is useless. 1), "bright," is rendered "full of light" in Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34,36 (twice), figuratively, of the single-mindedness of the Eye, which acts as the lamp of the body; in Matthew 17:5 , "bright," of a cloud
Luke - According to his own statement (Luke 1:2 ), he was not an "eye-witness and minister of the word from the beginning
Luke - 12) reports, is clear from his preface in which he implies he was not an" Eye witness"; the tradition arose perhaps from his Gospel alone recording the mission of the seventy
Heaven: None Admitted But Those Like Jesus - A maiden comes forward, fair and comely, but the celestial watcher sees not in that sparkling Eye and ruddy cheek the beauty for which he is looking
Christ: Welcoming Sinners - The warmth of the hand was so agreeable to him that he sat down on it, burying his little cold feet in his feathers, and looking about with his bright Eye not in the least afraid, and as if feeling assured that he had been cast amongst good kind people whom he had no occasion, to be so backward in trusting
Vine of Sodom - It is now fair and delicious to the Eye and soft to the touch but, on being pressed or struck, it explodes with a puff: like a bladder or puff-hall, leaving in the hand only the shreds of the thin rind and a few fibres
Lamp - In Matthew 6:22 the Eye, as the source of light, the organ by which light is appreciated, is called the lamp (Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ; Authorized Version ‘light’) of the body
After - ...
To judge after the sight of the Eye
Raven - " (Song of Song of Solomon 5:11) And to those who know Christ, and Eye him as the Head of his body the church, he is all this, and infinitely more
Asher - So that the opening of that Psalm being plural, should be read with an Eye to Christ; blessedness is the man, etc
Cock - But when that word of God is sent home to the heart, by the powerful conviction of the Spirit of God, like the Eye of Jesus which looked upon Peter, as the cock crew the second time, then the word is rendered effectual, and, like Peter, the sinner is led forth to weep bitterly
Vision - Thus, in the earliest times, to patriarchs, prophets, and holy men God sent angels, he appeared to them himself by night in dreams, he illuminated their minds, he made his voice to be heard by them, he sent them ecstasies, and transported them beyond themselves, and made them hear things that Eye had not seen, ear had not heard, and which had not entered into the heart of man
Naked, Nakedness - A — 1: γυμνός (Strong's #1131 — Adjective — gumnos — goom-nos' ) signifies (a) "unclothed," Mark 14:52 ; in Matthew 14:51 it is used as a noun ("his" and "body" being italicized); (b) "scantily or poorly clad," Matthew 25:36,38,43,44 ; Acts 19:16 (with torn garments); James 2:15 ; (c) "clad in the undergarment only" (the outer being laid aside), John 21:7 (see CLOTHING); (d) metaphorically, (1) of "a bare seed," 1 Corinthians 15:37 ; (2) of "the soul without the body," 2 Corinthians 5:3 ; (3) of "things exposed to the all-seeing Eye of God," Hebrews 4:13 ; (4) of "the carnal condition of a local church," Revelation 3:17 ; (5) of "the similar state of an individual," Revelation 16:15 ; (b) of "the desolation of religious Babylon," Revelation 17:16
Foreknowledge - God does not gather knowledge as we do: before his Eye all things past, present, or to come, are spread with equal clearness: he sees all possibilities, those events which may happen as well as those which will happen
Intermediate State - By that Parable He has taught us that the livingsouls of the departed live in a condition of happiness or miserysuitable to the judgment which the all-seeing Eye of God has passedupon their lives; the good Lazarus at rest in 'Abraham's Bosom,' thewicked Dives 'in torments
Sharp - ) Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp Eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment. ) Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the Eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash
Nail - Ezra had an Eye to Christ, no doubt, when he said, "The Lord God had given the church a nail in his holy place!" (Ezra 9:8) And the prophet Isaiah was commissioned to tell the church, that JEHOVAH would fasten him "as a nail in a sure place," when describing Jesus under the type of Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah. And Ezra, who lived after the prophet Isaiah between two and three hundred years, evidently had an Eye to what Isaiah had said in respect to Christ, in this beautiful description. In his person, in his work, in his offices, characters, relations, what he is in the Eye of God the Father; what he is in himself; what he is to his people in all things, and for all causes in time and in eternity; for all purposes, temporal, spiritual, and eternal; Christ is fixed to be the nail on which shall hang both his people's safety and welfare, "and all the glory of his Father's house
Collar - ) An Eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured
Fountain - , "eye" of the water desert), a natural source of living water. These fountains, bright sparkling "eyes" of the desert, are remarkable for their abundance and their beauty, especially on the west of Jordan. ), at the head of the Urtas valley, whence it was conveyed to the city by subterrean channels some 10 miles in length
Faith: Appropriating - You could read in his glistening Eye that the infant's confidence in appropriating as his own all that his father had, was an important element in his satisfaction
Notice - Observation by the Eye or by the other senses
Pin - ) The bull's Eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center
Appear - To become visible to the Eye, as a spirit, or to the apprehension of the mind a sense frequent in scripture
Enlarge - To increase in appearance to magnify to the Eye as by a glass
Faint - Gilded clouds, while we gaze on them, faint before the Eye
Shank - ) A loop forming an Eye to a button
Horn - " (Luke 1:69) But when it is said, that the Lord "will cut off the horns of the wicked, and the horns of the righteous shall be exalted," (Psalms 75:10) here it appears, that the expression is in allusion to somewhat of a man's own, and not simply with an Eye to Christ
Boanerges - When our Saviour named the sons of Zebedee, Boanerges, he perhaps had an Eye to that prophecy of Haggai, "Yet once, and I will shake the heavens and the earth," Haggai 2:6 ; which is, by the Apostle to the Hebrews 12:26 , applied to the great alteration made in the economy of the Jews by the publication of the Gospel
Leader - , to lead the Eye across a space to the right word or number
Gourd - It was very inviting to the Eye, and furnished a model for the carved "knops" of cedar in Solomon's temple, 1 Kings 6:18 7:24
Witness - A person who knows or sees any thing one personally present as, he was witness he was an Eye-witness
Pearl - (Revelation 21:21) And indeed it is very blessed to Eye Jesus under all the loveliness of everything we meet with in the whole compass of creation, both in the kingdoms of nature, providence, grace, and glory
Publius, a Solitary - After a while, on the advice of one of these fellow-ascetics, he erected a common house, or coenobium, that they might derive profit from their companions' virtues, and all be more immediately under his Eye
Union - So far from the Eye ceasing to be specifically an Eye, because the body has hands and feet, there is the more need of the Eye, and it has more work to do. The case taken for comparison is not that of the failure of the Eye to see, when the hand would do its best to aid the Eye, and do its work; but such a healthy state of things as would allow every sense to do its own work
Justice - ...
When Jesus told his followers that they were not to demand ‘an Eye for an Eye’, he was not undermining the basis of civil justice (which does demand ‘an Eye for an Eye’ and positively ‘returns evil for evil’ by imposing a penalty to fit the offence)
Dove - The liquid full soft Eye is the emblem of the heavenly bride's Eye, through which the soul beams out (Song of Solomon 1:15). Contrast the sinner's Eye (Matthew 20:15; 2 Peter 2:14)
Moabite Stone - Here "we have the identical slab on which the workmen of the old world carved the history of their own times, and from which the Eye of their contemporaries read thousands of years ago the record of events of which they themselves had been the witnesses
Hermon - "In whatever part of Palestine the Israelite turned his Eye northward, Hermon was there, terminating the view
Ancyra, Seven Martyrs of - , purporting to have been written by an Eye-witness named Nilus
Blindness - In Ludd (Lydda) the saying is, every one is either blind or has but one Eye
Chamber - ) A compartment or cell; an inclosed space or cavity; as, the chamber of a canal lock; the chamber of a furnace; the chamber of the Eye
Renew - He opens the Eye to see, and the heart to feel, the dreadful consequences of sin, and the infinite importance of salvation
Pleiades - The Pleiades are those stars which form a cluster, vulgarly called the seven stars, though even with a naked Eye, in a clear night, more can be seen in the ring
Dull - Not lively or animated as a dull Eye
Form - The shape or external appearance of a body the figure, as defined by lines and angles that manner of being peculiar to each body, which exhibits it to the Eye as distinct from every other body
Fountain - 'eye,' and hence orifice through which water flows
Tear - ) A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the Eye and the Eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion
Hireling - So that solemnly engaged in Christ's service, and hired to the work, they are supposed to labour in the word and doctrine with a single Eye to the Lord's glory
Goliath - But in reading the history of this battle we stop short of the chief glory of it, if we do not Eye the Lord Jesus Christ, the almighty David of his Israel, conquering hell, death, and the grave, in all his Goliahs which come forth to defy the army of the living God
Jehovah-Jireh - And was not this with an Eye to the Lamb of God, in after-ages to be provided for the whole church, as well as the ram the Lord had then provided for Abraham's burnt offering? Recollect that this mount Moriah was near the spot, if not the very spot itself, afterwards called mount Calvary
Bethlehem - (Genesis 35:19-20) I would have the reader compare what Micah saith concerning this Bethlehem, with an Eye to Christ, and look at what Matthew hath observed also on the subject
Beer-Elim - " (Isaiah 12:2-3) And hence, if, with an Eye to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is himself, in the souls of all his redeemed, a well of water springing up unto everlasting life, (John 4:14) we accept those Beer-elim in the word, we then join the Lord's song, in the Lord's own words, as he directed Moses
Sharon - Towards the north and south far as the Eye can reach spreads the beautiful plain, covered in many parts with fields of green or golden grain
Alway, Always - 1: ἀεί (Strong's #104 — Adverb — aei — ah-eye' ) has two meanings: (a) "perpetually, incessantly," Acts 7:51 ; 2 Corinthians 4:11 ; 6:10 ; Titus 1:12 ; Hebrews 3:10 ; (b) "invariably, at any and every time," of successive occurrences, when some thing is to be repeated, according to the circumstances, 1 Peter 3:15 ; 2 Peter 1:12
Luke, Festival of Saint - Luke himself testifies that he was not from thebeginning an Eye-witness and minister of the Word
Vengeance - The lex talonis, requiring "life for life, Eye for Eye, tooth for tooth" (Exodus 21:23-25 ), is widely understood as prohibiting disproportionate punishment
Thigh - By which I humbly conceive is meant, as still with an Eye to the covenant, an interest in the Messiah. And if this should have been the allusion, what a blessed testimony doth it hold forth of the patriarch's esteem of the salvation by Jesus Christ, and of their faith and assurance concerning it! And why may we not suppose that that early song of the royal nuptial feast of Christ with his church, which was sung by the psalmist a thousand years before Christ's incarnation, had an Eye to the same, when Jesus was called upon to gird himself with his sword upon his thigh? (Psalms 65:3) We lose numberless beauties of the holy Scriptures, in our ignorance of the customs and manners of the East
Naphtali - I would ask, are not many of the dying patriarch's benedictions to his children considered more with reference to Christ, than to the twelve patriarchs? Do we not consider the blessing of Judah, as one whom his brethren shall praise, and as one from whom the sceptre shall not depart, as having respect principally, if not altogether, to the person of Christ? And are not the several blessings prophesied of Joseph, on the dying bed of his father, spoken directly with an Eye to Joseph's Lord? And if so, why may we not with equal safety, in the blessing of Naphtali discover Christ also? Is Naphtali an hind let loose? And can we overlook that hind of the morning, even Jesus, whom the hunters pursued, and the dogs of Bashan compassed around? (See Psalms 22:1-31 in the title of it, and throughout the Psalm. " And to whom are we to look for any, or for all the tribes of Israel in the possession of the divine favour, and so satisfied with it? Of whom, among the sons of Jacob, can it be said with truth, "that they are full of the blessing of the Lord," unless we first behold him in whom it hath "pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell," and from him, and in him, and by him, all the seed of Israel "are justified and shall glory?" Surely it is blessed first to Eye Christ as possessing and being the cause of the true Naphtali's portion, and then, by virtue of an union with him, and interest in him, to behold those blessings flowing in upon his inheritance
Retaliation - The Code of Hammurabi prescribes (§§ 196, 200): ‘If a man has caused the loss of a gentleman’s Eye, his Eye shall one cause to be lost’; ‘if a man has made the tooth of a man that is his equal to fall out, one shall make his tooth fall out. The man who had only one Eye, and who destroyed the Eye of another, would suffer, by the loss of his remaining Eye, a penalty infinitely greater than the damage he had inflicted
Behold, Beheld - , Mark 13:23,33 ; it indicates greater vividness than horao, expressing a more intent, earnest contemplation; in Luke 6:41 , of "beholding" the mote in a brother's Eye; Luke 24:12 , of "beholding" the linen clothes in the empty tomb; Acts 1:9 , of the gaze of the disciples when the Lord ascended. ...
Note: The corresponding noun epoptes, "an Eye-witness," found in 2 Peter 1:16 , was used by the Greeks of those who had attained to the highest grade of certain mysteries, and the word is perhaps purposely used here of those who were at the transfiguration of Christ. See EyeWITNESS. ...
12: κατοπτρίζω (Strong's #2734 — Verb — katoptrizo — kat-op-trid'-zom-ahee ) from katoptron, "a mirror" (kata, "down," ops, "an Eye or sight"), in the Active Voice, signifies "to make to reflect, to mirror;" in the Middle Voice, "to reflect as a mirror;" so the RV in 2 Corinthians 3:18 , for AV, "beholding as in a glass
Memphis - If any traces yet exist, they are buried beneath the vast mounds of crumbling bricks and broken pottery which meet the Eye in every direction
Moab - "Surely if we had nothing else to interest us in the land of Moab, the fact that it was from the top of Pisgah, its noblest height, this mightiest of the prophets looked out with Eye undimmed upon the Promised Land; that it was here on Nebo, its loftiest mountain, that he died his solitary death; that it was here, in the valley over against Beth-peor, he found his mysterious sepulchre, we have enough to enshrine the memory in our hearts
Imagination - This faculty takes the impressions by external objects made on Eye, ear, and other senses at one time or other, and presents them in the form of an image to the intellect
Nain - the Eye ranges over the hills of Lower Galilee, and the rolling breadths of the great plain, to Mt
Color - ) A property depending on the relations of light to the Eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc
Cock - ) To turn (the Eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation. ) The act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of the Eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock
Pearl - ) A whitish speck or film on the Eye
Bolt - In ships, bolts are used in the sides and decks, and have different names, as rag-bolts, Eye-bolts, ring-bolts,chain-bolts, &c
Wedding Garment - And as the parable of Jesus on this subject was wholly figurative, and with an Eye to the gracious marriage of the Son of God with our nature, nothing could have been more happily chosen to have shewn the awful consequence of the unbeliever, in his appearing now at ordinances, and finally at the last day, at judgment; unclothed with the righteousness of Christ, and standing naked and defenceless in his own sinful nature, when the King shall come in to the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven! It would be well if every man who is looking for acceptance, either wholly or in part from any garment of his own, would pause over the awful subject of such contumacy and self-righteousness!...
Seeing - Perceiving by the Eye knowing understanding observing beholding
Peter, Second Epistle of - (2 Peter 1:1-13 ) Referring then to his approaching death, the apostle assigns as grounds of assurance for believers his own personal testimony as Eye-witness of the transfiguration and the sure word of prophecy--that is the testimony of the Holy Ghost
Firstborn - FIRST, FIRSTBORN...
I should not think it necessary to detain the reader with any thing by way of explanation to these terms, being in themselves sufficiently obvious, but only when applied to the person of Christ, considered with an Eye to him, they merit attention. And if this be the case in the instance of Christ, and this appointment of dedication to the Lord of the first-born, that openeth the womb had respect only to Christ; what an Eye to this one birth, all along through the whole Levitical dispensation, was manifested by this right of the Lord, both in the first-born of men and of beast, to typify Christ!...
I beg the reader on this occasion, as in many others, to observe, that I presume not to speak with any positiveness upon the subject; I only state it. ...
It forms an additional testimony, that all this was with an Eye to Christ, in that among the first-born of the Levites, the redemption of the first-born was not appointed. " Amen,...
I will detain the reader no longer than just to remark, that the offering of the first fruits had an Eye to the Lord Jesus, similar to what hath been shewn respecting the first-born
Cast - To throw, as the sight to direct, or turn, as the Eye to glance as, to cast a look, or glance, or the Eye. Motion or turn of the Eye direction, look or glance a squinting. Thy let you see by one cast of the Eye
Holy Water - Holy water, indeed! If there be such a thing, it trickles from the Eye of penitence, bedews the cheek of gratitude, and falls upon the page of holy Scripture when the word is applied with power
Embroider - Babylon was early famed for garments of varied color attracting the Eye, such as Achan coveted (Joshua 7:21)
Whole - They came with one Eye, and went away with two
Luke (Evangelist) - He was not an Eye-witness of the Gospel events ( Luke 1:2 ), but had ample means of getting information from those who had been
Fair - ) Pleasing to the Eye; handsome; beautiful
Drink - I drink delicious poison from thy Eye
Spitting, Spittle - Three occasions are recorded on which Christ made use of His spittle in the work of healing: with a deaf and dumb man in the Decapolis (Mark 7:33), when He touched the tongue of the afflicted with moisture from His own mouth; with a blind man at Bethsaida (Mark 8:23), when He ‘spat upon his Eyes’; and with one born blind, at Jerusalem (John 9:6-7), when He made clay of the spittle and anointed the Eyes of the blind. In the two former instances Christ is stated first to have taken the man apart, and Meyer suggests that this secrecy was due to His use of the spittle; but no reason for secrecy suggests itself, and the third act of healing appears to have been performed publicly. 8), to witness to the prevalence of an ancient belief in the medicinal value of human saliva, especially for Eye troubles
Sign - In Luke 1:62 ‘they made signs’ renders ἐνένευον, a verb used in Proverbs 6:3; Proverbs 10:10 (Septuagint ) of winking with the Eye
Presents - " (Genesis 32:20) It should seem, therefore, that in all those presents, which evidently were presents of conciliation, there was an Eye, however darkly and indistinctly understood, to the great doctrine of propitiation: and in confirmation of this, it is remarkable that Malachi uses the very word mincha, a present, or offering, when speaking of the offerings that in the days of the gospel should be offered unto the Lord
Consider - The literal sense is, to sit by or close, or to set the mind or the Eye to hence, to view or examine with attention
Express - A downcast Eye or look may express humility, shame or guilt
Age of Man - " This is remarkable as being, according to the heading "A prayer of Moses the man of God," for of Moses we read that he lived 120 years, and "his Eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated," Deuteronomy 34:7 ; but the Psalms were prophetic both for our, and future times, and Moses leads short-lived man to the eternity of God
Banner - " (Song of Song of Solomon 6:4; Son 6:10) It is very blessed to Eye Christ in this most glorious character, as JEHOVAH'S banner to his people, for their waging war with sin, death, and hell
Camphire - ]'>[1] This is one of the plants which is most grateful to the Eye and the smell
Names - Sometimes a whole phrase was formed into a name; as Elioneai, to Jehovah are mine Eyes, 1 Chronicles 4:36 . Many slight inflections of the same Hebrew name give it a very different appearance to an English Eye, as Geshem and Gashmu, Nehemiah 6:1,6
Star - ...
In the pure atmosphere of Judea and the East the stars shine with peculiar brilliancy, and seem as if hanging midway in the heavenly canopy, while the Eye penetrates the ether far beyond them
Raven - (Job 38:41 ; Luke 12:24 ) The raven's carnivorous habits, and especially his readiness to attack the Eye, are alluded to in (Proverbs 30:17 ) To the fact of the raven being a common bird in Palestine, and to its habit of flying restlessly about in constant search for food to satisfy its voracious appetite, may perhaps be traced the reason for its being selected by our Lord and the inspired writers as the especial object of God's providing care
Sign - In Luke 1:62 ‘they made signs’ renders ἐνένευον, a verb used in Proverbs 6:3; Proverbs 10:10 (Septuagint ) of winking with the Eye
Tares - ...
They describe the tares, as in form and colour, so much alike to the pure grain, that to a common Eye the difference is not discernable. They are all along defined whose they are, and to whom they belong; and to his all-seeing and discriminating Eye they are well known, and their different characters, with their final issue, appointed and determined from everlasting
Mark, Gospel of - --Mark was not one of the twelve; and there is no reason to believe that he was an Eye and ear witness of the events which he has recorded but an almost unanimous testimony of the early fathers indicates Peter as the source of his information. It is the shortest of the four Gospels, and contains almost no incident or teaching which is not contained in one of the other two synoptists; but (2) it is by far the most vivid and dramatic in its narratives, and their pictorial character indicates not only that they were derived from an Eye and ear witness, but also from one who possessed the observation and the graphic artistic power of a natural orator such as Peter emphatically was
Luke, the Gospel According to - In the preface to his Gospel Luke refers to "many" who before him had written accounts of what the "eye witnesses" and "ministers of the word" transmitted. This implies the "many" were not themselves Eye witnesses or ministers of the word. " But as the phrase "they delivered them to us" (paredosan ) includes both written and oral transmission (2 Thessalonians 2:15) Luke's words do not oppose, as Alford thinks, but favor the opinion that those two Gospels were among the sources of Luke's information, especially as Matthew was an "eye-witness," and Mark a "minister of the word. Paul was an "eye-witness" (1 Corinthians 9:1; Acts 22:14-15); his expression "according to my gospel" implies the independency of his witness; he quotes words of Christ revealed to him, and not found in the four Gospels (Acts 20:35). Thus, besides Matthew and Mark, to whose Gospels the "many" as well as Luke had access, Paul is the chief "eye witness" to whom Luke refers in the preface. ...
Alford rejects ancient testimony that Paul's teaching constitutes the substance of Luke's Gospel, on the grounds that the evangelist asserts that his Gospel is drawn from those who "from the beginning" were Eye witnesses of Christ's ministry, among whom Paul cannot be reckoned. In Acts too his style is purer in the latter parts, where he was an Eye witness, than in the earlier where he draws from the testimony of others. He alone mentions the subject of Moses and Elias' conversation with our Lord at the transfiguration, "His decease (Exodus, Peter's very word, 2 Peter 1:15, in alluding to his own decease, and in the same context the transfiguration of which he was Eyewitness) which He should accomplish at Jerusalem
Communion of the Saints - If the hand be unwashed the Eye cannot refuse communion with it on that account; if the finger be diseased the hand cannot, by binding a cord around it, prevent the life-current from flowing
Simplicity - Their ‘eye’ being ‘single’ ( haplous ), their ‘whole body’ is ‘full of light’ ( Matthew 6:22 )
Justification - As regards its nature, it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous in the Eye of the law, i
See - ) To follow with the Eyes, or as with the Eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after. ) To perceive by the Eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view
Raven - Birds of prey attack the Eye especially
Direct - To point or aim in a straight line, towards a place or object as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance to direct the Eye to direct a course or flight
Camel - A proverb picturing things impossible to accomplish was quoted by Jesus when he said it is easier for a camel to pass through the Eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven
Shoe - ) The trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the Eye of the millstone
Ascension of Christ - The ascension emphatically placed Christ's last commission to evangelize the world in the minds of the Eye-witnesses
Lamech - I should hope, therefore, that Lamech's hopes of his son Noah were on the church's account, and had an Eye to the covenant of grace
Owl - ...
The Hebrew means a "cup", perhaps alluding to its concave face, the Eye at the bottom, the feathers radiating on each side of the beak outward; this appears especially in the Οtus vulgaris , the "long-cared owl". " The great eagle owl is one of the largest birds of prey; with dark plumage, and enormous head, from which glare out two great Eyes
Kingdom of Christ - And most blessed it is to Eye the Lord Jesus in this his kingdom, and to behold the furniture of this kingdom, when brought to see our interest in it
Mercy-Seat - " (Song of Song of Solomon 1:14) If, as it is believed, that it is Christ she is then praising, with an Eye to his propitiation, when she thus expressed herself, it is very striking and beautiful
Meet - ) To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the Eye met a horrid sight; he met his fate
Letter - As sounds are audible and communicate ideas to others by the ear, so letters are visible representatives of sounds, and communicate the thoughts of others by means of the Eye
Blindness - The sun is hot, and in the atmosphere floats a very fine dust, which enters and frets the Eye. In ancient times the Eyes of person hated or feared were often torn out, Judges 16:21 1 Samuel 11:2 2 Kings 25:7 . The touching of the Eyes of the blind, and anointing them with clay, Matthew 9:29 John 9:6 , can not have had any medicinal or healing effect. Blessed are the Eyes that fix their adoring gaze first of all on the Redeemer
Wait - It is a point of cunning to wait on him with whom you speak, with your Eye
Mark - , Ezekiel 3:17 ), then, "a mark on which to fix the Eye" (akin to skopeo, "to look at"), is used metaphorically in Philippians 3:14 , of "an aim or object," RV, "goal
Marinus, a Military Martyr - The narrative of Eusebius was probably that of an Eye-witness, perhaps the bishop
Camel - ...
The expression, "It is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle," etc. The same phrase occurs in the Koran; and a similar one in the Talmud, respecting an elephant's going through a needle's Eye
Ravels - Solomon, speaking of the peculiar regard and veneration due to the worthy persons and salutary instructions of parents, observes, that an untimely fate, and the want of decent interment, may be expected from contrary conduct; and that the leering Eye, which throws wicked contempt on a good father, and insolent disdain on a tender mother, shall be dug out of the unburied exposed corpse by the ravens of the valley, and eaten up by the young eagles, Proverbs 30:17 . The wise man insinuates that the raven makes his first and keenest attack on the Eye, which perfectly corresponds with his habits, for he always begins his banquet with that part. Isiodore says of him, Primo in cadaveribus occulum petit; [2] and Epictetus, Οι μ εν κορακες των τετελευτηκοτων τους οφθαλμους λυμαινονται , "the ravens devour the Eyes of the dead
Face - , "the part towards the Eyes" (from pros, "towards," ops, "the Eye"), and is used (a) of the "face," Matthew 6:16,17 ; 2 Corinthians 3:7,2 nd part (AV, "countenance"); in 2 Corinthians 10:7 , in the RV, "things that are before your face" (AV, "outward appearance"), the phrase is figurative of superficial judgment; (b) of the look, i
Pluck - ...
3: ἐξαιρέω (Strong's #1807 — Verb — exaireo — ex-ahee-reh'-o ) "to take out" (ex for ek, "out," haireo, "to take"), is translated "pluck out," of the Eye as the occasion of sin, in Matthew 5:29 ; 18:9 , indicating that, with determination and promptitude, we are to strike at the root of unholy inclinations, ridding ourselves of whatever would stimulate them. ...
4: ἐξορύσσω (Strong's #1846 — Verb — exorusso — ex-or-oos'-so ) "to dig out or up," is rendered "ye would have plucked out (your Eyes)" in Galatians 4:15 , an indication of their feelings of gratitude to, and love for, the Apostle. There would be some reason for such an inference had the pronoun "ye" been stressed; but the stress is on the word "eyes;" their devotion prompted a readiness to part with their most treasured possession on his behalf
Pharisees - ...
While the Jews continued to be divided into these two parties, the spread of the testimony of the Gospel must have produced what in the public Eye seemed to be a new sect, and in the extensive development which took place at Antioch, Acts 11:19-26 , the name "Christians" seems to have become a popular term applied to the disciples as a sect, the primary cause, however, being their witness to Christ (see CALL , A, No
Beard - Possibly the Israelites retained the hair between the ear and Eye, which the Arabs shaved away (Jeremiah 9:26 margin; Jeremiah 25:23; Jeremiah 49:32; compare Herodotus, 3:8). The leper, at purification, had to shave his head and beard and Eyebrows (Leviticus 14:9)
Thorn in the Flesh - Guesses ranging from epilepsy (a popular conjecture of classical liberalism, which sought to offer rational explanations for Paul's visionary experiences, especially his conversion), malaria (because of its prevalence in some of the regions of Paul's ministry), and Eye disease (because of the unusual metaphorical expression in Galatians 4:15 ) have been suggested
Discretion - ...
Discretion has large and extended views, and, like a well formed Eye, commands a whole horizon; cunning is a kind of short-sightedness that discovers the minutest objects which are near at hand, but not able to discern things at a distance
Ring - an object of constant regard, as the ring is ever before the Eye
God - I mean, too, that He is ever present with His works, one by one, and confronts every thing He has made by His particular and most loving Providence, and manifests Himself to each according to its needs; and has on rational beings imprinted the moral law, and given them power to obey it, imposing on them the duty of worship and service, searching and scanning them through and through with His omniscient Eye, and putting before them a present trial and a judgment to come
Ball - Any part of the body that is round or protuberant as, the Eye ball the ball of the thumb or foot
Serpent, Brazen - ...
(2) The brazen serpent lifted up on the pole so as to be visible with its bright brass (which also is typical: Revelation 1:15) to the remotest Israelite answers to Jesus "evidently set forth before the Eyes, crucified" (Galatians 3:1), so that "all the ends of the earth" by "looking unto" Him may "be saved" (Isaiah 45:22), "lifted up from the earth," and so "drawing all men unto Him" (John 12:32-34). ...
(3) The cure of the body by looking naturally typifies the cure of the soul by looking spiritually; faith is the Eye of the soul turned to the Saviour (Hebrews 12:2), a look from however far off saves (Hebrews 7:25; Ephesians 2:17; Acts 2:39); the bitten Israelite, however distant, by a look was healed
Peter, Second Epistle of - We have in it the only record by an Eye-witness of what took place on the Mount of Transfiguration
Fountain - Αyin , or 'eeyn , in many names, "the Eye" of the landscape as distinguished from the artificially sunk and enclosed well. "The Eyes of the Lord, Israel's God, were always upon the land from the beginning of the year even unto the end," so long as Israel was faithful (Deuteronomy 11:11-12)
Coat - A tunic of the Eye a membrane that serves as a cover a tegument
Command - To overlook, or have in the power of the Eye, without obstruction
Phase - ) That which is exhibited to the Eye; the appearance which anything manifests, especially any one among different and varying appearances of the same object
Begging - And when he hath done this, I would recommend him yet farther to consider the whole subject spiritually, and with an Eye to Christ
Offend - To pain to annoy to injure as, a strong light offends weak Eyes. If thy right Eye offend thee, pluck it out - if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off
Lamentations of Jeremiah - They are written by one who speaks, with the vividness and intensity of an Eye-witness, of the misery which he bewails
Face - When one man is seeking to appease or persuade another, it is customary, when the right moment has been reached, to put the hand quietly and tentatively under the chin, and thus turn the face so that Eye may meet Eye, and more kindly feelings prevail
Sight - The Eye was the means of guidance and surety and power to the whole body—the lamp (λύχνος) of the body. If the Eye be unperverted (‘single,’ or, literally, ‘simple,’ ἁπλοῦς), the whole body is lighted for all the work it has to do. So of the inward, mental and spiritual Eye. The common cause of loss of sight was and is ophthalmia, which varied in severity from a minor form causing redness of the lids and loss of the Eyelashes, to an extreme form affecting the whole Eyeball, lachrymal ducts, the glands, Eyelids and lashes, and resulting in the total destruction of sight and the Eyeball. The feature of our Lord’s cure of the blind is narrated in the above instances—His touching of the Eyes. Twice Jesus laid His hands upon the blind Eyes. Also He spit upon his Eyes—having previously gently led him by the hand out of the village. The Eyes are anointed with clay and saliva, and the man sent in the obedience of a strong faith to a distant pool. ...
These two instances in which our Lord uses saliva recall the familiar folk-lore of curing sore Eyes. The use of saliva, especially of fasting saliva, for bleared Eyes, still persists
Joseph - Let a short season run and there will be nothing to pain Dan's Eye and to wring and heat his heart. And if none of these considerations will quiet Dan's evil Eye, and if he really feels his Eye to be an evil and a wicked and a murderous Eye, let him take his evil Eye to God. To whom else can such an Eye as that bo taken? Let him lift his so sorely stung Eye up to Joseph's God. Shut your door on God and yourself, and on your knees ask Him still to add to your brother's goodliness, and to his talents, and to his honour, and to his happiness, and to his usefulness; if only He will anoint your Eyes with enough love, and if only He will take out of your Eyes that same evil light that glanced so murderously in the patriarchs' Eyes as often as they again saw Joseph in his shining coat
Eagle - They began by rising from the top of the mountain in the Eye of the sun
Lily - ...
Of the true "floral glories of Palestine" the pheasant's Eye (Adonis Palestina), the ranunuculus (R
Say, Utter, Affirm - In Numbers the utterances of Balaam are introduced with the formula “and he uttered his oracle”: “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose Eye is opened” ( Death: Differently Viewed by Different Characters - You have been in a ship when it entered the harbor, and you have noticed the different looks of the passengers as they turned their Eyes ashore. He gazed with pensive Eye on the nearer coast and seemed to grudge that the trip was over
Bible: How to Hear - But, in the same field there is another worker, whose brown vest and business-like forward flight may not have arrested your Eye
Dead - ) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead Eye; dead fire; dead color, etc
Chamber - " (Matthew 13:10-11) But still more perhaps, chambers is meant, the sweet and intimate communion into which Jesus brings his people, and of which no Eye sees, no heart is privy, but him to whom the Lord gives that bread in secret
Fat - " And as these temporal blessings were the consequence of spiritual mercies, and these all founded in Christ, nothing can be plainer than that the fatness had an Eye to Him, in whom all nations of the earth were to be blessed
Golgotha - Golgotha's mount opened the perspective of the New Jerusalem, and gave to the Eye of faith not only clear and distinct prospects of the certainty of the place, but also as clear and distinct assurances of the believer's right and interest by Jesus to the possession of it
Circumcision - It evidently appears, from the first moment of its institution, that the ordination was with an Eye to Christ, for the covenant of redemption by Jesus had this token or seal, and it is expressly said, "that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promise made unto the fathers
Nazarites - I only beg to observe concerning Nazarites, that it is evident the design and good pleasure of God the Holy Ghost, in disposing the minds of his people to the vow of the Nazarite, and forming laws so particular as this chapter contains, had all along an Eye to Christ, the one great and only true Nazarite
Mount Nebo - And is it not so with all the objects of faith? Jesus himself, when beheld by faith, is made lovely indeed to the Eye of grace; but to the carnal "there is no beauty that we should desire him
Openly - The Apostle carries on his metaphor of the 'evil Eye;' as a preventive of such mischief it was common to post up charms on the walls of houses, a glance at which was supposed to counteract any evil influence to which a person may have been subjected. 'Notwithstanding,' he says, in effect, 'that the fact that Christ had been crucified was placarded before your very Eyes in our preaching, you have allowed yourselves to be
Relief - In painting, the appearance of projection, or the degree of boldness which a figure exhibits to the Eye at a distance
Witness - They emphasized the facts of his life, death, and particularly his resurrection, for they were personal Eye-witnesses of those events (Acts 2:22-24; 1618877221_7; Acts 5:30-32; Acts 10:36-43; Acts 13:27-31). ...
These personal Eye-witnesses were the first to spread the gospel (Luke 24:46-49; Acts 1:8), but other believers also bore witness to Jesus when they preached the gospel (Acts 20:24; Acts 23:11)
Ear - Since ‘the body is not one member, but many’ (1 Corinthians 12:14), in a psychical and moral, as well as in a physical, sense, it is more readily conceivable that the ear might resent its inferiority to the Eye (1 Corinthians 12:16). Its actual co-operation with the Eye is therefore a more effective rebuke to the envy springing from Corinthian individualism
Gold - " (1 Corinthians 11:3) It is probable, that an Eye to God the Father, under this similitude, might also be meant. " (Psalms 40:6 with Hebrews 10:5)...
But it is very blessed to Eye the Lord Jesus under this figure
Illustrations - Truth pictured makes vivid appeal to the Eye, and what the Eye sees the memory retains, store for mind and heart to brood over. And Jesus’ illustrations are mostly pictures painted for that inward Eye, music played that the ear of faith there may hear. Our Lord ‘reasoned in figures, because He had an Eye for nature’ Thought and image were born together in His seeing; His was the poet’s mind, with its concreteness and beauty, its outlook of the whole personality, its individual vision of things flushed with emotion; and the pictures He set in the light give joy to the generations as they pass, because they first of all gave joy to Himself as they arose in His imagination. ‘The learned Eye is still the loving one. —Books on the Parables, by Trench, Arnot, Dods, Bruce; Steinmeyer, Die Parabeln des Herrn; Julicher, Die Gleichnisreden Jesu; Fiebig, Altjüdische Gleichnisse und die Gleichnisse Jesu; Wendt, The Teaching of Jesus, English translation vol
Proverbs - Meyer). The seed was sown towards the end of December, and four months elapsed ere it was ripe (see Wetstein); and the proverb conveyed the practical lesson that results mature slowly (cf. Lo, I say unto you, Lift up your Eyes, and behold the fields, that they are white for harvest!’...
2. —‘Why seest thou the chip that is in thy brother’s Eye, but the log that is in thine own considerest not? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me cast out the chip out of thine Eye, and, behold, the log is in thine own Eye?’ (Matthew 7:3-4). This proverb is characteristically Oriental in its grotesque exaggeration, and there is no need to explain it away by supposing that ‘eye’ represents עֵיִן ‘a well’: a chip in your neighbour’s well, a log in your own (see Bruce in EGT
‘It is as hard to come as for a camel...
To thread the postern of a needle’s Eye. : ‘Verily they who shall charge our signs with falsehood and shall proudly reject them, the gates of Heaven shall not be opened unto them, neither shall they enter into Paradise, until a camel pass through the Eye of a needle
Metaphors - So the ‘eye’ which was to be plucked out (Matthew 5:29) and the ‘beam’ which was not plucked out (Matthew 7:3) evidently were the man’s pet sins. , That the latter terms, though identical in form, expressed ideas radically different from what they did when used in the LXX Septuagint , is acknowledged by all critics—how much more, then, did these ideas differ from those conveyed by the same terms when used in the heathen Mysteries?*
So the statement that Jesus spat on the blind man’s Eyes and on the dumb man’s tongue (Mark 8:23; Mark 7:33), though omitted for obvious reasons from the other Gospels, becomes peculiarly impressive when we remember that spittle, according to all ancient thought, represented the essence of a man’s inner spirit, the quintessence of himself, and therefore played, from the earliest ages, a leading part in magic and witchcraft. , it is the believer (Matthew 5:15), or his ‘eye’ (spiritual vision or intent), if clear and healthy (ἁπλοῦς, Matthew 6:22), which is the lamp shining forth from the inward centre of life (φῶς, Matthew 5:14)—which Jn. * Eli - " The tidings of this great disaster were speedily conveyed to Shiloh, about 20 miles distant, by a messenger, a Benjamite from the army. When the old man, whose Eyes were "stiffened" (i. , fixed, as of a blind Eye unaffected by the light) with age, heard this sad story of woe, he fell backward from off his seat and died, being ninety and eight years old
Sight - ...
In many cases of the blind there is not only a loss of vision but a loss of the Eyeballs. And in eastern countries, where for capital punishment the Eyes are literally scooped from their sockets, it is not simply a restoration to give sight to such miserable Eyeless creatures, but it is a new creation. In the margin of the Bible in the former instance it is, the Philistines bored out his Eyes. Now in all such cases there is not only the loss of sight, but the loss of Eyes. I beg the reader to connect this idea all along with what is said concerning this feature of character in the Lord Jesus Christ giving sight to the blind, for, it is literally giving Eyes also, and consequently a new creation. ...
Now look at the prediction in this point of view concerning Christ, and it must instantly strike the mind with the fullest conviction that such acts to the bodies of men demonstrated his GODHEAD; for he not only gave vision, but he created Eyes. Jesus came to give sight to the blind whose Eye-sockets had no Eyes, being put out for the capital punishment of high treason, even sin against God
Canaan - And as the temple, and all the services of the temple, were so many types of the Lord Jesus, Canaan might well be called the land of promise, with an Eye to Him
Will of God - When an alteration of circumstance is proposed to us, or Providence lays two or more things before our Eyes, we should endeavour to take a distinct view of each case, compare them with one another, and then determine by such maxims as these: Of two natural evils choose the least; of two moral evils choose neither; of two moral or spiritual good things choose the greatest. We should endeavour to keep up a reverence for the word and providence of God upon our hearts, and to have a steady Eye to his glory, and to behold God in covenant, as managing every providential circumstance in subserviency to his gracious purposes in Christ Jesus
Hedge - The Eye of love sees humanity submerged
Impossibility - God is able to save to the uttermost (Luke 18:27), though it seems like the passage of a camel through a needle’s Eye for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25)
Shepherds - ...
I rather think, (though I speak not in the most distant way decidedly upon the subject) that the mind of the patriarch Joseph had an Eye to Christ and aimed, upon this and every other occasion, to keep up the gracious distinction of character of the seed of Abraham, whose first and most decisive feature all along was of "the people that dwell alone, and that were not to be reckoned among the nations
Lamb - It would have been needless to have paused over this word, or inserted it in this place, but from the very earnest and special use made of it in reference to the Lord Jesus Christ, as typical of his person and nature; but considered with an Eye to him, nothing can be more interesting than to behold how unceasingly the Holy Ghost is glorifying our Lord under this beautiful figure through the whole word of God
Camel - Another proverb is that "it is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God
Gelasius (13), an Author From Cyzicus - He mentions the work of an ancient writer named John, a presbyter otherwise unknown, the works of Eusebius of Caesarea and Rufinus (whom he calls a Roman presbyter), who were both Eye-witnesses, and many others
Serpent - Its crested head of pride, glittering skin, fascinating, unshaded, gazing Eye, shameless lust, tortuous movement, venomous bite, groveling posture, all adapt it to be type of Satan
Ass - " (Judges 12:14) And Jacob, in his prophecy concerning Judah evidently had an Eye to Christ: "Binding his foal" (said Jacob) "unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes
Enemy - Hence, the Book of Lamentations describes God as an “adversary” of His people: “He hath bent his bow like an enemy [1]: he stood with his right hand as an adversary [2], and slew all that were pleasant to the Eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire” ( Lamp - light"); of the Eye, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 , RV, "lamp;" of spiritual readiness, Luke 12:35 , RV, "lamps;" of "the word of prophecy," 2 Peter 1:19 , RV, "lamp
Witch And Wizard - Those familiar with the Syria and Arabia of our days inform us that old and young of all sects universally believe in the potency of "the evil Eye," of incantations, charms, amulets, serpent-charming, and exorcism; and that these superstitions exert a prodigious influence on oriental life
Luke - Paul and his party were in Palestine for at least two years (Acts 24:27), and Luke no doubt used this time to gather information from Eye-witnesses of the life of Jesus to include in his Gospel
Ship - ...
An Eye was painted on each side of the bow; so Luke's phrase (antofthalmein ), "bear up into," literally, "eye the wind" directly (Acts 27:15)
Heritage - ...
Now, if we make application of these customs of the eastern world to the phrases and expressions we meet with in Scripture, which of course, as they were written there, had an Eye to them in those writings, what beauties do we find they frequently give to the sense of Scripture on many points, which we should otherwise overlook and be ignorant of. And though too often, like the prodigal in the parable, we waste and abuse the bounties of our heritage, yet, like him, the Eye of our God and Father is always on the look-out for our return, and when by grace brought back, as he was, we are graciously received, and made happy in the pardoning mercy and love of our Father
Vision - In the darkness, when the Eye is closed ( Numbers 24:3-4 ) and the natural faculties are suspended by sleep, God speaks to men
Bela - , but only that Moses' Eye caught no more southward town than Zoar
Block - ) A grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook, Eye, or strap, by which it may be attached to an object
Well - ) As 'Αyin , "fount," literally, "eye", refers to the water springing up to us, so beer , "well," from a root "to bore," refers to our finding our way down to it
Jesuits - The cat having a long time preyed upon the mice, the poor creatures at last, for their safety, contained themselves within their holes; but the cat finding his prey to cease, as being known to the mice that he was indeed their enemy and a cat, deviseth this course following, namely, changeth his hue, getting on a religious habit, shaveth his crown, walks gravely by their holes; and yet perceiving that the mice kept their holes, and looking out, suspected the worst, he formally, and father-like, said unto them, 'Quodfueram non sum, frater, caftul aspice fonsum: O brother, I am not as you take me for; I am no more a cat; see my habit and shaven crown. ...
We are told of some Turks, who have, upon the sight of Mahomet's tomb, put out their Eyes, that they might not defile them, forsooth, with any common object, after they had been blessed with seeing one so sacred. heaven's glory set before the Eye of their faith, have been so ravished by the sight, that they desired God even to seal up their Eyes by death, with Simeon, who would not by his good-will have lived a day after that blessed hour in which his Eyes had beheld the salvation of God
Simplicity - in contrast to the double-deal ingot Eye-service)
Candle - Light may be everywhere, yet it is of no use unless received by the Eye, which is the lamp of the body
Gehazi - Having received and hidden his ill-gotten possessions, he stands before his master to do his bidding as if nothing had occurred, quite unaware that Elisha with prophetic Eye has watched him on his foul mission of deception
Gestures - The glance of the Eye may mean appeal, as the upward look in prayer ( Job 22:26 , Mark 6:41 etc
Lice - Origen says that the sciniphe is so small a fly, that it is scarcely perceptible to the Eye, but that it occasions a sharp stinging pain
Consider - 4), "to understand fully, consider closely," is used of not "considering" thoroughly the beam in one's own Eye, Matthew 7:3 ; Luke 6:41 (AV, "perceivest"); of carefully "considering" the ravens, Luke 12:24 ; the lilies, Luke 12:27 ; of Peter's full "consideration" of his vision, Acts 11:6 ; of Abraham's careful "consideration" of his own body, and Sarah's womb, as dead, and yet accepting by faith God's promise, Romans 4:19 (RV); of "considering" fully the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Hebrews 3:1 ; of thoughtfully "considering" one another to provoke unto love and good works, Hebrews 10:24
Seeing - (1) The first usage under this head is where the verb ‘to see’ is used of the recognition of objects not strictly visible, as, for example, when it is said of Peter that he saw the wind (Matthew 14:30); or when men are told that, if they first cast out the beam out of their own Eye, they will then be able to see clearly to cast the mote out of their brother’s Eye (Matthew 7:5); or, again, when it is said that a man shall see death (Luke 2:26, John 8:51); or when the Lord speaks of a man as ‘seeing the light of this world’ (John 11:9), where, of course, it is more strictly the vision of objects made possible through the presence of the light of day. distinctly states that the purpose of Christ’s presence in the world was first to bring light to blind Eyes, but, secondly, to make blind those who were able to see; and this last statement is further explained in the passage by the answer given to the indignant question of the Pharisees as to whether they also were blind, that their fault consisted in claiming to possess the power of spiritual vision, while their hearts were closed to the real significance of Christ’s message; and so their boast of spiritual perception only magnified their sin
Humour - The idea of having ‘a beam in one’s own Eye’ is grotesque, as He meant it to be (Matthew 7:3-5). The simile that follows, of the camel and the needle’s Eye, shows recourse to the grotesque again (Mark 10:25)
Garden - " (Song of Song of Solomon 4:15)...
And while we Eye Jesus as the source of life and fruitfulness to his garden the church, it is blessed to see how very lovely the similitude of a garden, corresponds to the state of Christ's church. " (1 Corinthians 12:11) Fifthly, a garden is under the Eye and inspection of its owner, and very frequently visited by him; and the Lord Jesus is said to have his Eyes upon his Judea from the one end of the year even to the other end of the year
Bezer - All the days his High Priest liveth no condemnation can fall upon him; and that is for ever!...
That the appointment of those cities (which were six in number), had an Eye to Christ cannot be doubted, because a provision for the manslayer, if referring only to temporal things, might have been made in a much easier and more simple way. "...
I cannot forbear adding, what hath been always considered, by pious believers, as a farther testimony that these cities of refuge had an Eye to Christ, and were plainly typical, namely, that the name given to each became expressive of somewhat significant in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ
Punishments - Of secondary punishments among the Jews, the original Principles were, ...
Retaliation , "eye for Eye," etc
John - But mine Eyes have seen and mine hands have handled the Word of Life, declares John. And, with the Word made flesh, and set before such Eyes as John's Eyes were, no wonder that we have such books from his hands as the Fourth Gospel, the First Epistle, and the Apocalypse. The Apocalypse, with all its splendours, was in God's mind toward us when He said, Let us make Zebedee's son, and let us make him full of Eyes within. Our outward Eye is the noblest of all our outward organs, and our inward Eye is the noblest of all our inward organs. And its noblest use is to be filled full of Jesus Christ, as John's inward Eye was
ta'Bor - It presents to the Eye, as seen from a distance, a beautiful appearance, being symmetrical in its proportions and rounded off like a hemisphere or the segment of a circle, yet varying somewhat as viewed from different directions
Hosea - What grace, mercy, love, and condescension in the Lord marrying our adulterous nature! What blessedness is set forth in that betrothing nature, for ever! What sweet views of Jesus doth this man's writings give concerning his recoveries of his people under all their backslidings, and departures, and rebellions, and ingratitude! Surely, it is impossible for any enlightened Eye to read the records of the prophet, and not perceive the Saviour in almost every chapter and verse, from beginning to end, And how blessed was it and gracious in God the Holy Ghost, in those distant ages from Christ, when the prophecy of Hosed was delivered; and how blessed and gracious now in our day, upon whom "the ends of the world are come;" that this man's ministry should be made instrumental to comfort and refresh both, concerning the glorious person, love, grace, and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ
Ever, For Ever, Evermore - ...
2: ἀεί (Strong's #104 — Adverb — aei — ah-eye' ) "ever," is used (a) of continuous time, signifying "unceasingly, perpetually," Acts 7:51 ; 2 Corinthians 4:11 ; 6:10 ; Titus 1:12 ; Hebrews 3:10 ; (b) of successive occurrences, signifying "on every occasion," 1 Peter 3:15 ; 2 Peter 1:12
Gospel - By the earliest generation of Christians the oral teaching was the main thing regarded; men told what they had heard and seen, or what they had received from Eye-witnesses
Surety - Such is the idea of a surety considered with an Eye to Christ
Fair - Pleasing to the Eye handsome or beautiful in general
Follow - To pursue with the Eye to keep the Eyes fixed on a moving body. He followed or his Eyes followed the ship, till it was beyond sight. He followed with his Eyes the fleeting shade
Ear - Surely, it is blessed to Eye Christ as our Surety, constantly represented by types in the Old Testament Scripture
Kedar - They dwelt in tents made of hair cloth, which from the alternate heat of the scorching sun, and heavy rains beating on them, gave a dirty blackness rather forbidding to the Eye of the traveller. The spouse in the Canticles makes use of a similar expression in relation to herself, while taking comfort from the consciousness how differently she appeared in the Eyes of her Lord from his beauty put upon her
Transfiguration of Christ - " The Apostle Peter, adverting to this memorable occurrence, says, "We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were Eye- witnesses of his majesty
ta'Bor - It presents to the Eye, as seen from a distance, a beautiful appearance, being symmetrical in its proportions and rounded off like a hemisphere or the segment of a circle, yet varying somewhat as viewed from different directions
Hell - He who says to his brother, Thou fool (see under FOOL), will be in danger of "the hell of fire," Matthew 5:22 ; it is better to pluck out (a metaphorical description of irrevocable law) an Eye that causes its possessor to stumble, than that his "whole body be cast into hell," Matthew 5:29 ; similarly with the hand, Matthew 5:30 ; in Matthew 18:8,9 , the admonitions are repeated, with an additional mention of the foot; here, too, the warning concerns the person himself (for which obviously the "body" stands in chapt
Epistle - In most cases, no doubt, it is possible to decide whether an epistle is meant for the public Eye, but it is frequently far from certain whether a particular letter addressed to a limited public, as e. Like all such distinctions, it doubtless fails to make due allowance for the living current of literary development, but it teaches us to keep an open Eye for the diversities and gradations of literature, and thus also, when rightly used, helps us to define more accurately the character of the epistolary writings in the NT
Seed (2) - Neither is just what it seems to the outward Eye. A small thing to begin with, it ultimately surpasses all other movements which make a greater show at first to the untrained Eye
Sabbath - But in either sense, or in both, it is blessed to Eye Christ in the type. The Apostle to the Hebrews makes a short but beautiful observation on the spiritual tendency of the Sabbath when with an Eye to Jesus he represents the believing soul resting in Christ as the rest for the people of God
Inspiration - Plato might feel himself at liberty to feign many things of his master Socrates, because it mattered little to the world whether the instruction that was conveyed to them proceeded from the one philosopher or from the other. To relate, at the distance of twenty years, long moral discourses, which were not originally written, and which were not attended with any striking circumstances that might imprint them upon the mind; to preserve a variety of parables, the beauty and significancy of which depended upon particular expressions; to record long and minute prophecies, where the alteration of a single phrase might have produced an inconsistency between the event and the prediction; and to give a particular detail of the intercourse which Jesus had with his friends and with his enemies;—all this is a work so very much above the capacity of unlearned men, that, had they attempted to execute it by their own natural powers, they must have fallen into such absurdities and contradictions as would have betrayed them to every discerning Eye. As he journeyed to Damascus, about noon, to bring the Christians who were there bound to Jerusalem, there shone from heaven a great light round about him. And I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; and now I send thee to the Gentiles to open their Eyes," Acts 26:12-18 . These facts are to be received upon the testimony of men who had been Eye-witnesses of them. The Apostles, therefore, bring forward the evidence of Christianity in its natural order, when they speak in the Gospels as the companions and Eye-witnesses of Jesus, claiming that credit which is due to honest men who had the best opportunities of knowing what they declared. The Evangelist Luke appears to speak differently in the introduction to his Gospel, Luke 1:1-4 ; and opposite opinions have been entertained respecting the information conveyed by that introduction. Read the second and third verses in connection: Καθως παρεδοσαν ημιν οι απ ' αρχης αυτοπται και υπηρεται γενομενοι του λογου ‘Εδοξε καιμοι , παρακολουθηκοτι ανωθεν πασιν ακριβως καθεξης σοι...
γραψαι , κρατιστε Θεοφιλε , "Even as they who were Eye-witnesses and ministers of the word from the beginning delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having accurately traced," &c. By ημιν is understood the Christian world, who had received information, both oral and written, from those that had been αυτοπται και υπιρεται , "eye-witnesses and ministers. Luke wrote, and who, in his introduction, represents himself as worthy of credit, because he had not merely inquired of those who knew, but παρηκολουθηκοτα τοις γεγονοσιν , which he explains by this expression: Πολλων μεν...
αυτουργος πραξεων , and to state in the third verse that he, πλειστων δ ' αυτοπτης γενομενος , an actor in many things, and an Eye-witness of most. Luke will be understood to give in the second verse an account of that ground upon which the knowledge of the Christian world with regard to these things rested, the reports of the "eye-witnesses and ministers," having collected and collated these reports, and employed the most careful and minute investigation, he had resolved to write an account of the life of Jesus. Here he does not claim inspiration: he does not even say that he was an Eye- witness. But he says that, having, like others, heard the report of Eye- witnesses, he had accurately examined the truth of what they said, and presented to the Christian world the fruit of his researches. ...
As, then, the authors of the Gospels appear under the character of Eye- witnesses, attesting what they had seen, there would have been an impropriety in their resting the evidence of the essential facts of Christianity upon inspiration. And therefore, as soon as the circumstances of the church required the execution of that office, the claim which had been conveyed to them by the promise of their Master, and which is implied in the apostolical character, appears in their writings
Lydia - ...
Luke describes here with the vividness of an Eye witness, Women, as in many of our own congregations, formed the greater part of the worshippers; their employment as dyers brought them together in that vicinity
Pastor - Faithfulness will fix the Eye upon the right end; but it is prudence must direct to the proper means of attaining it
Wealth - Luke 8:14), and this conception finds a dramatic illustration in the story of the rich young ruler, whose refusal to give up his wealth and follow Christ leads our Lord to say, ‘How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!’, and ‘It is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God’ (Mark 10:23; Mark 10:25, Matthew 19:23-24, Luke 18:24-25)
Shepherd - Jesus knows all sheep, he calleth them all by name, his Eye is always upon them, and his heart full of love towards them; he knows how helpless, poor, and prone to wandering they are; and he hath a suited grace for every one and for all
Anthropomorphitae - The one takes the Scripture passages which speak of God's arm hand Eye ear mouth etc
Child - " Nothing, among the Hebrews was a more afflictive providence, than to no children; probably with an Eye to the promised seed
Amen - And, therefore, if this were rightly considered, we should use it with an Eye of love, and faith, and thankfulness to him
Athens - Thus every object, whether in the face of nature, or among the works of art, conspired to elevate the mind, and to fill it with reverence toward that Being who made and governs the world, Acts 17:24 ; Acts 17:28 ; who sitteth in that light which no mortal Eye can approach, and yet is nigh unto the meanest of his creatures; in whom we live, and move and have our being
Covenant, Book of the - Exodus 21:26 ‘If a man smite the Eye of his servant or the Eye of his maid that it perish; (then) he shall let him go free for his Eye’s sake
Sermon on the Mount - ...
One obvious question that arises for those holding to a literal interpretation is: What do you do about a passage like Matthew 5:29-30 which talks about plucking out the Eye and cutting off the hand that is offensive? Some in the history of the church have interpreted this literally. ...
Some interpreters of the Sermon on the Mount have emphasized the poetic and metaphoric nature of Jesus' language (for example, calling His disciples salt and light, Matthew 5:13-16 ) and His use of hyperbole or consciously exaggerated speech designed to make His point vivid and memorable (for example, plucking out the Eye and cutting off the hand that offends, Matthew 5:29-30 )
Apostle - ...
Part of Jesus’ purpose in choosing the twelve to accompany him in his ministry was that, after his departure, they might be able to preach about him with the first-hand knowledge of Eye witnesses (John 15:26-27; Acts 1:8; Acts 5:32; Acts 10:39-41; cf. They insisted, therefore, that the person to replace Judas in the apostolic group be one who, like the other apostles, had been a genuine Eye witness of the ministry of Jesus from his baptism to his ascension (Acts 1:21-22; cf
Sanhedrin - ...
During the first century, the Sanhedrin exerted authority under the watchful Eye of the Romans
Locust - of the Jordan swarmed on to the Plain of Esdraelon, an Eye-witness looking from Nazareth described the plain as stripped utterly bare, ‘just as if the locusts had been over it
Deborah - The vivid pictures which the poem brings up before the mind’s Eye make it certain that the writer (whether Deborah or another) lived at the time of the events described
Lamp - " (1 Samuel 3:3-4) Was not this emblematical of the Spirit of prophecy, that before one lamp of the Lord went out another should be lighted, before Eli was quite extinguished Samuel should be kindred? Do we not find it so through the church's history in all ages? Did not the spirit of Elijah rest on Elisha? Did not all the prophets succeed one another in their ministry, as might best promote and carry on the Lord's cause in the earth? I do not presume to speak decidely upon the subject, but if the thought be right, is there not great sweetness in that Scripture explained in reference to this view, and with an Eye to the Lord Jesus? "I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed
Linen - " (Leviticus 19:19) there is somewhat certainly mysterious in this, if considered only with an Eye to the mere wearing of apparel
Camel - ...
To show the difficulty in the way of a rich man's entering into the kingdom, our Lord uses the proverbial expression that it was easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle (Matthew 19:24 )
Hope - In the strict and proper sense of the word, this is Christ; for He, and He only, as the prophet hath described him, "is the Hope of Israel, and the Saviour thereof?" (Jeremiah 14:8) And, indeed, this view must be uniformly preserved and kept up, because, without an Eye to Christ, there can be no such thing as hope, for all our whole nature is, in its universal circumstances, "without God, and without hope in the world
Hand - " (Psalms 110:1; Hebrews 1:3) Hence, therefore, with an Eye to Christ, the church is represented as looking to Jesus, and stretching forth the hand to Jesus, in all those expressions of the word of God where the ministry of the hand is used, in all the earnest actions of faith. All that we read in the word of God of the hands, and Eyes, and ears of the Lord, as continually engaged for his church and redeemed, is spoken of Christ in his human nature; and most blessed are those things in relation to Christ. By thus representing the Lord Jesus in those familiar acts of our own nature, it implies, what the church never should lose sight of, that sympathy of Jesus to our nature, whose hands are unceasingly stretched forth to lead, guide, and defend, and whose ears are always open to the cries of his redeemed, and whose Eyes are upon them for good, for his delight, and their happiness
Beer-la-Hai-Roi - And how blessedly did the Lord, that led Hagar there, and present before her such testimonies of his watchful care over all, give her grace also, to Eye the Lord's hand in the Lord's appointment
Mount Zion - ) When, with the Eye of faith, like John, we behold "the Lamb standing on mount Zion, surrounded with his redeemed
Level - , to direct the Eye, mind, or effort, directly to an object
Damascus - Damascus is called by the Arabs "the Eye of the Desert" and the "Pearl of the East
Servant - Slaves were protected against violence; for if they lost an Eye or a tooth from rough handling they got their liberty
Cross - The legs of the two thieves were broken, to hasten their death, but their bodies might not remain on the cross on the Sabbath say, Deuteronomy 21:23 Joshua 8:29 ; but the crucified were usually left hanging, under the Eye of guards, till their bodies fell to the ground, or were devoured by birds and beasts of prey
Lift - The Eye of the Lord lifted up his head from misery. To lift up the Eyes, to look to fix the Eyes on. Lot lifted up his Eyes and beheld Jordan
Wind - ...
In the winds Eye, in seamens language, towards the direct point from which the wind blows
Luke, Gospel of, - He does not claim the character of an Eye-witness from the first but possibly he may have been a witness of some part of our Lord's doings
Phoenicia - It presented to the Eye a succession of hills and valleys, well-watered and fruitful; and it had the best harbours in the whole Syrian coast-line. Meyer, Geschichte des Alterthums, 1884 ff
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - And the Scribes and Pharisees sat in Moses' seat for the very purpose of seeing to it that the great lawgiver was obeyed and imitated in all things great and small that he had ever said and done. If the beam had not been in their own Eye He would have been wholly with them in pulling this mote out of the Eyes of His disciples. And till His enemies took the most terrible reprisals on Peter's Master for His heart-searching Eye and for the fearlessness of His speech. "For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, an evil Eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight; but all things are naked and opened to the Eyes or Him with whom we have to do. And even after those two clear-eyed volumes of heart-searching sermons, Jamieson is bold to assert that every hearer and reader of his, who knows the plague of his own heart, will admit that the half of the shame and the pain and the wretchedness and the downright misery of his heart has not yet been told him. The Scribes and the Pharisees had Eyes enough to preach against adultery and murder when these things once came out of the hearts of the people; but they were as blind as moles to the real roots of these things, as well as to the kindred roots of pride, and covetousness, and envy, and deceit, of which their own hearts, and the hearts of all their blinded hearers, were full. And these are the things that truly defile a man-evil thoughts, covetousness, deceit, an evil Eye, and such like
the Mother of Zebedee's Children - Where had Salome lived all her days? What kind of a mother had she herself had? In what synagogue in all Israel had she worshipped God? Who had been her teachers in the things of God? What had she been thinking about all the time our Lord had been teaching and preaching in her hearing, as He did every day, about seeing with other people's Eyes, and feeling with other people's hearts, and doing to other mothers and to their sons as she would have them do to her and to her sons? How could she have lived in this world, and especially in the day and in the discipleship of Christ, and how could she have borne and brought up her sons to be His disciples, and still be capable of this disgraceful scheme? Had she possessed one atom of experience of the world, not to say of truth and wisdom and love, she could never have petitioned for a place of such offence and such danger for her two sons. ' She would have kneeled and worshipped and so spoken if she had had a mother's Eye and a mother's heart in her bosom. At every talent that has been committed to you; at every added talent that you make for yourself and for the Church and for Christ; at every sweet word of praise that sounds around your honoured name; at every step you are summoned to take up to higher service; there are men all around you Eyeing you with an evil Eye. It is the same evil Eye, with the same javelin in it, that Saul threw at David. It is the same evil Eye with which both Peter and Judas shot hatred that day at James and John. And all the time, and till the javelin sang past their heads and stuck fast in the wall just beyond them, the two besotted brothers were in uttermost ignorance of what they and their mother had done, and what they had led the ten into doing, and what shame and pain they had caused their clear-eyed and pure-hearted Master
John, Gospel of - ...
But when these allowances have been made, it is clearly a matter of the very first importance whether the Fourth Gospel is, on the one hand, the work of an Eye-witness, belonging to the innermost circle of Jesus’ disciples, who after a long interval wrote a trustworthy record of what he had heard and seen, interpreted through the mellowing medium of half a century of Christian experience and service; or, on the other, a treatise of speculative theology cast into the form of an imaginative biography of Jesus, dating from the second or third decade of the 2nd cent. The first point to be noted under this head is that the book makes a direct claim to have been written by an Eye-witness, and indirectly it points to the Apostle John as its author. ’ No one reading this can question that the writer of the narrative of the Crucifixion claims to have been present and to be recording what he had seen with his own Eyes. In John 21:24 further corroboration is given of the accuracy of the disciple who was at the same time an Eye-witness of the events and the author of the narrative. Putting aside for the moment its spiritual teaching, we may say that it displays a minute knowledge of details which could have come only from an Eye-witness who was intimately acquainted not only with the places and scenes, but with the persons concerned, their characters and motives. either to insert the minute topographical and other touches which bespeak the Eye-witness, or to invent incidents like those recorded in chs. ...
It has been usual to arrange the evidence in narrowing circles; to show that the author must have been a Jew, a Palestinian, an Eye-witness, one of the Twelve, and lastly the Apostle John. The picture is so graphic, and the effect is produced by so few strokes, often unexpected, that it must be ascribed either to an Eye-witness or to a writer of altogether exceptional genius
Crimes And Punishments - Second, Israel restricted the law of retaliation (eye for an Eye; lex talionis ) to the person of the offender
Title on the Cross - John, who writes as an Eye-witness, adds some interesting particulars—(1) that Pilate wrote the title; (2) that it was written Ἑβραϊστί, Ῥωμαϊσγί, Ἑλληνιστί (the similar words in the Textus Receptus of Lk. Wherever these exist—where there is an Eye to read, a hand to write, a tongue to speak—the cross has a message and the King a kingdom
Refuge - ...
If, as we cannot but conclude from all the other parts of Scripture, that as every thing under the law typified the Lord Jesus Christ, so these cities of refuge had an Eye to him, as the only shelter for soul-murderers, then we shall find somewhat remarkable in the names of those cities. So Ramoth and Golan both read with an Eye to Jesus, as they express exaltation and joy, may be supposed to imply the raising up of the depressed spirits of a sinner when fleeing to Christ for refuge, and finding him all he stands in need of, as well as that "joy and peace in belie ving, when abounding in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost
Preaching - ” And the Israelites will partake of His light, and will speak:...
“Blessed is the hour when the Messiah shall come!...
Blessed the womb out of which He shall come!...
Blessed His contemporaries who are Eye-witnesses!...
Blessed the Eye that is honoured with a sight of Him!...
For the opening of His lips is blessing and peace;...
His speech is a moving or the spirits;...
The thoughts of His heart are confidence and cheerfulness;...
The speech of His tongue is pardon and forgiveness;...
His prayer is the sweet incense of offerings;...
His petitions are holiness and purity
Cast - ) To direct or turn, as the Eyes. ) A motion or turn, as of the Eye; direction; look; glance; squint
Athens - Its ruins, still sublime in decay, are the first object that attracts the Eye of a stranger
Slander - ...
It is an assemblage of an iniquity, a secret pride, which discovers to us the mote in our brother's Eye, but hides the beam which is in our own; a mean envy, which, hurt at the talents or prosperity of others, makes them the subjects of its censures, and studies to dim the splendour of whatever outshines itself; a disguised hatred, which sheds in its speeches the hidden venom of the heart; an unworthy duplicity which praises to the face, and tears in pieces behind the back; a shameful levity, which has no command over itself or words, and often sacrifices both fortune and comfort to the imprudence of an amusing conversation; a deliberate barbarity, which goes to pierce an absent brother; a scandal, where we become a subject of shame and sin to those who listen to us; an injustice, where we ravish from our brother what is dearest to him. Ah! the church formerly held in horror the exhibitions of gladiators, and denied that believers, brought up in the tenderness and benignity of Jesus Christ, could innocently feast their Eyes with the blood and death of these unfortunate slaves, or form an harmless recreation of so inhuman a pleasure; but these renew more detestable shows; for they bring upon the stage not infamous wretches devoted to death, but members of Jesus Christ, their brethren; and there they entertain the spectators with wounds which they inflict on persons" who have devoted themselves to God
Street - The Graeco-Roman model seems to be before the writer’s Eye
Find - Literally, to come to to meet hence, to discover by the Eye to gain first sight or knowledge of something lost to recover either by searching for it or by accident
Ammon - ...
Moab was probably the more civilized half of Lot's descendants; whence we read of the plentiful fields, hay, summer fruits, vineyards, presses, songs of the grape treaders, of Moab (Isaiah 15; 16; Jeremiah 48): Ammon the more fierce, plundering, Bedouin-like half; whence we read of their threat of thrusting out the right Eye of all in Jabesh Gilead (1 Samuel 11:2), ripping up pregnant women in Gilead (Amos 1:13), treacherously murdering, as Ishmael, Baalis' agent, did (Jeremiah 40:14; Jeremiah 41:5-7), suspecting and insulting their ally David to their own ruin (2 Samuel 10:1-5; 2 Samuel 12:31)
Gallio - But he appears as an astute judge, seeing quickly into the heart of things, firm in his decisions, and not too pompous or punctilious to turn a blind Eye to a bit of rough popular horseplay
Games (2) - The climate of their land may help to account for this, but the chief reason must be found in their view of life, which made it impossible for them to look upon games with the Eye of the Greek
Gate (2) - It has sometimes been thought that this was referred to when Christ spoke of a camel passing through the Eye of a needle (Matthew 19:24); but there is nothing either in the sense of the original words or in Eastern custom to support such a supposition
Testimony - But if the law spoken of in this Psalm be considered with an Eye to what the Holy Ghost saith by his servant the apostle, "that Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth," (Romans 10:4) —and if Christ himself be the speaker represented by his servant the Psalmist, the whole then is abundantly clear and evident
Peter, First Epistle of - The thought of a 'spiritual house' composed of living stones, in 1 Peter 2 connects the epistle with the revelation given to Peter in Matthew 16 — as the reference to the Mount of Transfiguration in the second epistle brings before our minds the vision of the kingdom in Matthew 17 , of which Peter was Eye-witness. But theeyes of the Lord were over the righteous, and His ears open to their prayers: the face of the Lord was against evil-doers
Table - ) Hence, in a great variety of applications: A condensed statement which may be comprehended by the Eye in a single view; a methodical or systematic synopsis; the presentation of many items or particulars in one group; a scheme; a schedule
Right Hand - 11:2 in conjunction with one’s Eye and in Gaza - Among these were the chrysanthemum, scarlet ranunculus, lupin, pheasant-eye, tulip, china-aster, dwarf-iris, lintel, daisy, &c, all of them growing wild and abundantly, with the exception of the lupin, which was cultivated in patches, regularly ploughed and sowed, with a view to collect the seeds, which the inhabitants employ at their meals, more especially to thicken their ragouts
Carmel - Its sides are steep and rugged; the soil neither deep nor rich; and among the naked rocks stinted with plants, and wild forests which it presents to the Eye, there are at present but few traces of that fertility which we are accustomed to associate with the idea of Mount Carmel
Samaria - The Eye passed over the deep valley that compassed the hill of Sebaste, and rested on the mountains beyond, that retreated as they rose with a gentle slope, and met the view in every direction, like a book laid out for perusal on a writingdesk
Damascus - The plain around the city is well watered and of exuberant fertility; and the Eye of the traveller from any direction is fascinated by the view-a wilderness of verdure, interspersed with innumerable villas and hamlets, with gardens, fountains, and groves
Nazareth - Towards the north, the Eye glances over the countless hills of Galilee, and reposes on the majestic and snow-crowned Hermon. In the village below, the Savior of the world had passed his childhood; and although we have few particulars of his life during those early years, yet there are certain features of nature which meet our Eyes now, just as they once met his. " ...
"He must often have visited the fountain near which we had pitched our tent; his feet must frequently have wandered over the adjacent hills, and his Eyes have doubtless gazed upon the splendid prospect form this very spot
Revela'Tion of st. John, - is also described as a servant of Christ, one who had borne testimony as an Eye-witness of the word of God and of the testimony of Christ
Maximus, Bishop of Jerusalem - 12) that of Maximian—in which he had lost one Eye and had the sinews of one arm and one thigh severed while still serving as a presbyter at Jerusalem
Pleasure - Hand or Eye may well be sacrificed for the sake of faithfulness to Christ in the hope of eternal salvation (Matthew 5:29-30, Mark 9:43; Mark 9:47)
Law - ...
An important law is the lex talionis, "life for life, Eye for Eye, tooth for tooth" (Exodus 21:22-25 ; Leviticus 24:19-20 ; Deuteronomy 19:15-21 ), which is sometimes misunderstood as a barbaric justification of personal vengeance and maiming. One who is responsible for the loss of another's Eye deserves, in principle, to give up his own Eye
John the Apostle - John probably accompanied Him on His homeward journey to Galilee from Jordan (John 1), and then to Jerusalem (John 2-3), again through Samaria to Galilee (4), and again to Jerusalem (5), for he describes as an Eye witness. The full narrative of Lazarus' restoration to life (John 11) shows that he was an Eye witness, and probably was intimate with the sisters of Bethany. The high soaring eagle, gazing at the sun with unflinching Eye, is the one of the four seraphim which represents John Irenaeus, Polycarp's disciple (Adv
Gestures - Eye gestures are numerous and quite expressive. Winking the Eye may show mischief and deceit (Proverbs 6:13 ), which also can lead to sorrow (Proverbs 10:10 ). Wanton Eyes are sensual Eyes that deserve condemnation (Isaiah 3:16 ). Jesus' looking at Peter at the point of his denial is an example of Eyes showing both hurt and condemnation (Luke 22:61 ). The lifting up of one's Eyelids expresses haughtiness and pride (Proverbs 30:13 ). One's Eyes can show anger (Mark 3:5 ). The Eyes, when uplifted in prayer, signify not only respectful acknowledgment of God, but also devotion to Him (Mark 6:41 ; Luke 9:16 ). To fail to lift one's Eyes up to God while praying indicates one's sense of unworthiness (Luke 18:13 ). Jesus' lifting up of His Eyes upon the disciples shows His personal regard for them (Luke 6:20 )
Games - ...
"Forgetting those things behind (the space already past, contrast 2 Timothy 3:7; 2 Peter 1:9) and reaching forth unto those things before," like a race runner with body bent forward, the Eye reaching before and drawing on the hand, the hand reaching before and drawing on the foot. Pugilism is the allusion in "I keep under (Greek: I bruise under the Eyes, so as to disable) my body (the old flesh, whereas the games competitor boxed another I box myself), and bring it into subjection as a slave, lest that by any means, when I have preached (heralded, as the heralds summoned the candidates to the race) to others, I myself should be a castaway" (Greek: rejected), namely, not as to his personal salvation of which he had no doubts (Galatians 1:15; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 1:6; Titus 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:12), but as to the special reward of those who "turn many to righteousness" (Daniel 12:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:19). "Looking off unto Jesus (aforontes , with Eye fixed on the distant goal) the Prince-leader and Finisher (the Starting point and the Goal, as in the diaulos race, wherein they doubled back to the starting point) of our faith" (2 Timothy 3:7)
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And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for Eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. ...
Edward and Richard, with fiery Eyes sparkling for very wrath, are at our backs
Ararat - My Eye, not able to rest for any length of time upon the blinding glory of its summits, wandered down the apparently interminable sides, till I could no longer trace their vast lines in the mists of the horizon; when an inexpressible impulse, immediately carrying my Eye upward again, refixed my gaze upon the awful glare of Ararat; and this bewildered sensibility of sight being answered by a similar feeling in the mind, for some moments I was lost in a strange suspension of the powers of thought
Gardens - " The good man seems to have been engaged in devotional exercises in a small retired garden, walled in, and concealed from the scrutinizing Eyes of men. The place was so small, that he was perfectly certain no man but himself was there; and so completely defended, that none could break through, or look over, the fence; and, by consequence, that no Eye was upon him, but the all-seeing Eye of God; and, therefore, since Christ saw him there, Nathanael knew he could be no other than the Son of God, and the promised Messiah
Star of the Magi - a star which suddenly flashes out with great brightness in the firmament and then either dies out again altogether, or diminishes in the magnitude of its brightness, so as to be scarcely, if at all, visible to the naked Eye
Luke, Gospel According to - He does not claim to have been an Eye-witness of our Lord's ministry, but to have gone to the best sources of information within his reach, and to have written an orderly narrative of the facts (Luke 1:1-4 )
Yoke - When from the fields His Eye turned to the Scriptures to survey the story of His people, on many a page the yoke met His vision
Reconciliation - Our position judicially in the Eye of God's law is altered, not as though Christ's sacrifice made a change in God's character and made Him to love us
Measure - I'll never pause again, ...
Till either death hath clos'd these Eyes of mine, ...
Or fortune given me measure of revenge. To judge of distance, extent or quantity as, to measure any thing by the Eye
Sennacherib - "Are they not all (saith the Scripture) ministering spirits, seat forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" (Hebrews 1:14) Hence with an Eye to Christ, and to his people secured in him, the Lord's promise runs—"He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust his truth shall be thy shield and buckler
Vagabond - Abel had an Eye, by his sacrifice, to Christ, and as such, confessed himself a sinner, who stood in need of salvation
Testament - Every one knows what is meant by the New Testament; but perhaps the peculiar blessedness of the name, seen with an Eye to Christ, is not so richly and so fully enjoyed as it ought even by real believers
Atticus, Archbaptist of Constantinople - The small minority of Eastern bishops who for peace's sake deserted Chrysostom's cause were made to feel the guilt of having once supported it, being compelled to leave their sees and take other dioceses in the inhospitable regions of Thrace, where they might be more under Atticus's Eye and hand (Socr
Drunkenness (2) - Nevertheless, that He did not overlook the fact that excess was common, and that He had an open Eye for the obtrusive evils of over-indulgence, is abundantly evident from other references, as in the parables
Asiarch - This is only one, however, of a number of indications that the Empire was at first disposed to look with a kindly Eye on the new religion
Fable - To this the author of 2 Peter replica: ‘We did not follow cunningly devised fables,’ In proof of his religious certainty-certitudo veritatis-he writes, ‘we were Eye-witness of his majesty’; and for certitudo salutis he adds, ‘we have the day-star rising in our hearts
Eating - Was not this with an Eye to Christ, the bread of life? (John 6:48) A cup is usually washed at the close of the entertainment, and is filled with wine, when the governor or master of the feast saith, elevating it to the view of the whole company, "Let us bless him, of whose benefits we have been partaking
Amos, Book of - None could escape the Eye and judgement of God
Accho - Since this period, the fortifications have been considerably increased; and although to the Eye of an engineer they may still be very defective, Acre may be considered as the strongest place in Palestine
Crimes And Punishments - Retaliation , the jus talionis of Roman law, received its classical expression in the oldest Hebrew code: ‘thou shalt give life for life, Eye for Eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe’ (BC 21:23f. ]'>[1] Deuteronomy 22:19 ; Deuteronomy 22:29 appear to the modern Eye as fines , but fall in reality under the head of compensation paid to the father of the women in question
Poetry - If while viewing that object, one closes one Eye and then opens it and closes the other Eye, the perspective from either Eye singly will be quite similar to that of the other. The perspective given by both Eyes together, like that of the pair of synonymous lines, yields a unique perspective and a depth of perception available only in tandem
the Man Who Took a Rain of Mustard Seed And Sowed it in His Field - There are some men who are full of Eyes, as Scripture says. They are full of Eyes within and without. He was full of Eyes by nature, and, over and above nature, He had an extraordinary and unparalleled unction from the Holy One. Already as a child He had deep and clear Eyes both in His mind, and in His imagination, and in His heart. ...
Our Lord, you may depend upon it, had all those Old Testament instances in the Eyes of His mind when He spake to His disciples this so charming and so instructive little parable. Would you see with your own Eyes the most wonderful mustard seed that ever was sown in all the world? Come and look at that Holy Thing that lies in the manger of Bethlehem, because there is no room in the inn. For every little word that a parent speaks to his child: every little action of a parent in the sight of his child: every little attitude even, and movement of his: every glance of his Eye, and every accent of his voice-are all so many mustard seeds sown in the little garden of his child's mind and heart. A little wrong act, another little act of the same kind, and another, and another, and another, and another, and all of them so small, that not one parent's Eye in a thousand can so much as see them, the thing is so infinitely small, and the child himself is still so small. A glance of the Eye
Nazarene - But from the particular precepts concerning it, and the case of Samson, seen with an Eye to Christ, "as the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth," I humbly conceive that the point is thus strikingly illustrated. ...
I have only one thing more to add, in order to shew that this our glorious Nazarite was the one, and the only one, to whom all that went before were mere types and shadows, and only ministered in this character to him; and also that the law concerning Nazarites had an Eye wholly to him, and in him alone was completed. (Acts 22:8)...
From the whole then, I hope the reader will think with me, that God the Holy Ghost had all along a design, from the first dawn of revelation, with an Eye to the Lord Jesus in this most important character; and to this end and purpose directed his servants' minds, Jacob and Moses, to point to this great Nazarite, by type and figure, in the separation of Joseph from his brethren
Punishment - If someone caused bodily harm to another rather than death, lex talionis, or the law of retaliation was invoked: "an Eye for an Eye and a tooth for a tooth" (Exodus 21:23 ; Leviticus 24:19 ; Deuteronomy 19:21 ; Matthew 5:38 )
Hegesippus, Father of Church History - 219) where Hegesippus comments on the words "Eye hath not seen nor ear heard neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for the just," "Such words are spoken in vain and those who use them lie against the Holy Scriptures and the Lord Who says 'Blessed are your Eyes for they see and your ears for they hear. he who is about to be initiated]'>[1] has sworn this oath he goes on to the Good One and beholds 'whatever things Eye hath not seen and ear hath not heard and which have not entered into the heart of man'" (Hippolytus Ref
Judgment, Last - with great power and glory, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 , visible to every Eye, Revelation 1:7 . Gill supposes; since the resurrection of all the bodies of the saints is spoken of as in a moment, in the twinkling of an Eye, at the last trump, in order to their meeting the Lord in the air, and being with him not on earth, but for ever in heaven, 1 Corinthians 15:52
New Testament - Men were looking for Christ’s speedy return (2 Thessalonians 2:2), and Eye-witnesses of His ministry were at first plentiful (Acts 1:22, 1 Corinthians 15:6). The demand for written and authentic narratives was forcibly realized only when Apostles and Eye-witnesses began to pass away (2 Peter 1:15 ff
Ten Commandments - (7) It can scarcely be doubted that Jesus had his Eye specially if not exclusively on this law, (5:18) as one never to be repealed from which not one jot or tittle should ever pass away
Nehemiah, the Book of - The "we" and "our" in Nehemiah 9 and Nehemiah 10, as to sealing the covenant, identifies the writer as an Eye witness, yet not singled out for notice from the rest
Nestorians - ...
The great Nestorian pontiffs, who form the opposite party, and look with a hostile Eye on this little patriarch, have, since the year 1559, been distinguished by the general denomination of Elias, and reside constantly in the city of Mousul
Undressed Cloth - ...
The Eye-witnesses of our Lord’s majesty in the Mount (Mark 9:2-8) testified that on that occasion the white radiance of His garments was beyond the art of any fuller on earth
Spiritual Gifts - The church, he said, is the body of Christ; each Christian is a member (eye, ear, leg); and each member has its appropriate ability (to see, or hear, or walk)
Hand - Paul as being superior to the foot, and necessary to the Eye (1 Corinthians 12:15; 1 Corinthians 12:21)
Herod the Great - These things were great Eye-sores to the strict Jews, but a great many were won over to these follies
Lion - The dying patriarch blessing the tribe of Judah, and holding forth his prophetic sayings with an Eye to Christ, describes our glorious Judah, or Jehudah, under this strong figure—his hand was to be "in the neck of his enemies;" meaning that he would totally destroy them from the head to the feet
Fig - The difficulty in Mark 11:12 is solved thus: the leaves on the "one" figtree, when all others were bore, caught Jesus' Eye "afar off"; as the fruit precedes the leaves, naturally He might have expected, for satisfying His hunger, figs from a tree with such a precocious show of leaf, even though the season of figs was not yet come
Passover, the - " The Israelites obeyed, and in perfect safety fed upon the lamb, under shelter of the blood. The blood was a witness of death, that is, of the removal from under the Eye of God of the man, or order of man, that had sinned against God
Judge - I wish, while directing the reader both to the judgment that is to follow the present life, and the Judge who is to preside at the grand tribunal, to offer a short remark with an Eye to the Lord Jesus Christ upon those subjects which under grace will not fail, I hope, to be profitable
Moon - " And the church is then fair as the moon in Jesus' Eye, though, like the moon, when shining in her greatest brightness, spots may be seen upon her, and all the light she affords the earth is but what she first receives from the sun
Hardness of Heart - it is said, that "they could not believe, because that Esaias had said, He hath blinded their Eyes, and hardened their hearts. In the passage as quoted by Matthew, it is expressly said, that their Eyes they have closed. "Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their Eyes. " And may not the Lord be said to do this, when in a fulness of blessings of his providence the tables of such men are so flowing over, that the bountiful hand which spreads the whole is lost and hidden from their view in a cloud of his own gifts? And when men become intoxicated, and over fed, and their Eyes bloated with fatness, so that they neither discern the Lord's hand, yea, sometimes they see not one another, may not the Lord be said to make their heart fat, and their Eyes heavy, by thus furnishing the means, while the beasts themselves, by abusing the bounties of the Lord (which, if rightly used, would have made them his blessed instruments in disposing of them to feed the hungry bellies of the poor), may be truly said no less to close their own Eyes, and to harden their own hearts?...
I must not dismiss this article without taking with it the observation, how suited the Lord. Jesus is to remedy all the evils of a hardened heart, and the blinded Eye, in that lovely commission of his, "to heal the broken in heart, and to give sight to them that were blind. " A broken heart, in the full sense of the word, is a dead heart, and the blind in Scripture is where the Eyes are put out, as in the instance of Zedekiah. (See Jeremiah 52:11) And in the similar case of Samson, whose Eyes were bored out, for so the expression hath it in the margin of the Bible
Nestorians - The great Nestorian pontiffs who form the opposite party, and who have, since 1559, been distinguished by the general denomination of Elias, and reside constantly at Mousul, look with a hostile Eye on this little patriarch; but since 1617 the bishops of Ormus have been in so low and declining a state, both in opulence and credit, that they are no longer in a condition to excite the envy of their brethren at Mousul, whose spiritual dominion is very extensive, taking in great part of Asia, and comprehending within its circuit the Arabian Nestorians, as also the Christians of St
Salvation - "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him
Hand - Paul as being superior to the foot, and necessary to the Eye (1 Corinthians 12:15; 1 Corinthians 12:21)
Mourning - The idea in the writer’s mind in Revelation 1:7 (‘Behold, he cometh with the clouds, and every Eye shall see him, and they that pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him’) was probably the mourning of guilt, regret, and shame-there was no need to mourn a living Christ returning in glory. Human grief ‘will have way’ until, as in the Apocalyptist’s vision, God shall wipe away all tears from men’s Eyes, and death and mourning shall be no more (Revelation 21:4)
Mark, Gospel According to - tells us the facts of which Peter was an Eye-witness. An Eye-witness is betrayed in such little details as the heavens ‘in the act of opening’ ( Mark 1:10 the present participle is used), the incoherent remarks of the crowd at the healing of the Capernaum demoniac ( Mark 1:27 RV [11] ), the five thousand arranged on the green grass ‘like garden heds’ ( Mark 6:40 : this is the literal translation; the coloured dresses on the ‘ green grass’ another autoptic touch had to the Eye-witness the appearance of flowers), the taking of the children by Jesus into His arms ( Mark 9:36 , Mark 10:16 ), and His fervent blessing ( Mark 10:16 : this is the force of the Greek), the searching glance of love cast by Jesus on the rich young man, and the clouding over of the young man’s brow ( Mark 10:21 f. only; many of the signs of an Eye-witness throughout the Gospel are removed by the alterations introduced in Mt. We have then an Eye-witness here; in this case we need not look for him in the writer, but the facts show that the latter was in the closest touch with one who had seen what is described
Hypocrisy - It substitutes traditional practices for living duties (Matthew 15:6); it uses minutiae of ecclesiastical rule as a substitute for judgment and the love of God (Luke 11:42); it cannot receive the truth, because its Eye is on man and not on God (John 5:44); it makes inquiries not in order to believe the truth, but in order to refute it (John 9:27-28); and it is chained to its error by a confident assurance that it alone is right (John 9:41). Deliberate care must be taken that one’s righteousness be not done in the public Eye. Hypocrisy is the opposite of that singleness of Eye which fills the whole body with light; it turns the light that is in a man to darkness. It sees motes in its brother’s Eye while ignoring beams in its own
Light - The first occurs in the figurative and somewhat enigmatic saying preserved in Matthew 6:22-23 = Luke 11:34-35, where the Eye is called the lamp of the body, the symbolism pointing to sincerity of soul as the decisive feature of life. The soul is to human life what the Eye is to the body (so Philo, de Opif. Mundi, 17, ‘reason [1] is to the soul what the Eye is to the body’); it is a lamp, by means of which the way and work of life are illuminated. As Eyes may become injured by the blinding glare and dust which make ophthalmia a prevalent complaint in the East, so, it is implied, the inner disposition lies exposed to risk and disease, against which it is a man’s duty to guard. “If thine Eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light. Weiss (in Meyer8 [1] , pp
Hypocrisy - It substitutes traditional practices for living duties (Matthew 15:6); it uses minutiae of ecclesiastical rule as a substitute for judgment and the love of God (Luke 11:42); it cannot receive the truth, because its Eye is on man and not on God (John 9:27-289); it makes inquiries not in order to believe the truth, but in order to refute it (1618877221_91); and it is chained to its error by a confident assurance that it alone is right (John 9:41). Deliberate care must be taken that one’s righteousness be not done in the public Eye. Hypocrisy is the opposite of that singleness of Eye which fills the whole body with light; it turns the light that is in a man to darkness. It sees motes in its brother’s Eye while ignoring beams in its own
John the Baptist - " The greatest preacher of the past generation when preaching to a congregation of young preachers said this to them: "He who has before his mental Eye the four last things will have the true earnestness. On the Saturday afternoon there came a letter to my hand, desiring me to give the one-half of the day to another probationer, whom those who were against me had their Eye upon. In these circumstances, seeing what hazard I was in of an evil Eye, I committed the keeping of my heart to the Lord that I might be helped to carry evenly
Resurrection - " Then we shall "all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an Eye, at the last trump," and "the dead shall be raised incorruptible. In the present state the organs and senses appointed to transmit the impressions of objects to the mind, have a manifest relation to the respective objects: the Eye and seeing, for example, to light; the ear and hearing, to sound. In the refined and glorious state of existence to which good men are tending, where the objects which solicit attention will be infinitely more numerous, interesting, and delightful, may not the new organs, faculties, and senses, be proportionably refined, acute, susceptible, or penetrating? Human industry and invention have placed us, in a manner, in new worlds; what, then, may not a spiritual body, with sharpened faculties, and the grandest possible objects of contemplation, effect in the celestial regions to which Christians are invited? There the senses will no longer degrade the affections, the imagination no longer corrupt the heart; the magnificent scenery thrown open to view will animate the attention, give a glow and vigour to the sentiments; that roused attention will never tire; those glowing sentiments will never cloy; but the man, now constituted of an indestructible body, as well as of an immortal soul, may visit in eternal succession the streets of the celestial city, may "drink of the pure river of the water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of the Lamb;" and dwell for ever in those abodes of harmony and peace, which, though "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the imagination of man to conceive," we are assured "God hath prepared for them that love him,"...
1 Corinthians 2:9
Presence - Revelation 1:7 ‘He cometh with the clouds; and every Eye shall see him’; also Matthew 16:27 f. ...
‘To heaven’s high city I direct my journey,...
Whose spangled suburbs entertain mine Eye;...
Mine Eye, by contemplation’s great attorney,...
Transcends the crystal pavement of the sky
Sincerity - Sincerity implies the single heart and Eye, which alone can receive the vision of God. If the Eye be single, the whole body shall be full of light (Matthew 6:22)
Samaria - The Eye passed over the deep valley that encompasses the hill of Sebaste, and rested on the mountains beyond, that retreated as they rose with a gentle slope, and met the view in every direction, like a book laid out for perusal on a reading desk. This was the seat of the capital of the short-lived and wicked kingdom of Israel: and on the face of these mountains the Eye surveys the scene of many bloody conflicts and many memorable events
Hagar - the all seeing, from whose Eye the helpless is not hidden in the lonely desert, and Beer-lahairoi, "the well of the living One who sees me," i. God opened her Eyes to see water where she had supposed there was only a dry wilderness. In our greatest extremity God has only to open our Eyes and we see abundant help near
Mark, John - If the young man was the writer, awakened out of sleep by the noise near his house of men proceeding to seize the Savior, then going forth hastily in a linen cloth only, and being an Eye witness of Jesus' apprehension and suspected of being His follower, though not so then but afterward, he would look back on this as the most interesting circumstance of his life; though, like John, in humility he describes without mentioning himself by name
Conscience - Signifies knowledge in conjunction; that is, in conjunction with the fact to which it is a witness, as the Eye is to the action done before it; or, as South observes, it is a double or joint knowledge, namely, one of a divine law or rule, and the other of a man's own action
Envy (2) - ‘Envy is only a malignant, selfish hunger, casting its evil Eye on the elevation or supposed happiness of others’ (Bushnell, ib
Boldness - Clement’s words are a good illustration; ‘The good workman takes with boldness the bread which is the reward of labour, but the slothful and the indolent dare not meat the Eye of their employer’ (1 Clem
Hagar - The one born without an Eye to the covenant; the other wholly on account of the covenant
Remove, Depart - To “lift one’s face” means to be able to look someone straight in the Eye, to have a clear conscience toward someone or with reference to something ( Eyes is to see ( Light - ) The brightness of the Eye or Eyes
Colosse - Hence as the Son of God came into the world to destroy the works of the devil, it appeared, in the Eye of his Apostle, a matter of great importance to carry the light of the Gospel into countries where these abominable impurities were not only practised, but even dignified with the honourable appellation of religious worship; especially as nothing but the heaven-descended light of the Gospel could dispel such a pernicious infatuation
Ceremony - They said long prayers, but it was for a show; they gave alms, but it was after they had sounded a trumpet, that the Eye of man might be fixed upon their beneficence; and, as to the point now under review, they were most strikingly described by our Saviour, when he said of them, "They pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin, but they neglect the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and truth
Veil - In this last way, the ladies are completely disguised; in the former, the Eyes and nose remaining visible, they are easily known by their acquaintances. ...
The ordinary Aleppo veil is a linen sheet, large enough to cover the whole habit from head to foot, and is brought over the face in a manner to conceal all but one Eye. This is perhaps alluded to by the bridegroom in these words: "Thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine Eyes,"...
Song of Solomon 4:9 . But, although they are so closely wrapped up, that those who look at them cannot see even their hands, still less their face, yet it is reckoned indecent in a man to fix his Eyes upon them; he must let them pass without seeming at all to observe them
One - 1, END, C, Note (6), Eye (with one), GREAT, HOLY, LITTLE, MIND, NATION, WICKED
Before, Beforetime - ...
A — 9: ἐνώπιον (Strong's #1799 — Preposition — enopion — en-o'-pee-on ) from en, "in," and ops, "the Eye," is the neuter of the adjective enopios, and is used prepositionally, (a) of place, that which is before or opposite a person, "towards which he turns his Eyes," e
Light - ) The brightness of the Eye or Eyes
Wine - Wine is said to produce different effects: as the "darkly flashing" or "red Eye," Genesis 49:12, a mocker, Proverbs 20:1, the unbridled tongue, Isaiah 28:7, the excitement of the spirit, Proverbs 31:6; Isaiah 5:11; Zechariah 9:15; Zechariah 10:7, the enchained affections of its votaries, Hosea 4:11, the perverted judgment, Proverbs 31:6; Image - We recall at once the Johannine doctrine of the Logos; the one is a manifestation to the mind of man through Ear-gate, the other (‘Image’) through Eye-gate. There are other modes of the Divine manifestation; through creation itself he who has an Eye to see may behold ‘the invisible things of God’ (Romans 1:20), but there is no revelation or manifestation so sure, so adequate, so satisfying as that in Christ
Hunneric, King of the Vandals. - Some had their Eyes put out, others their hands, feet, noses, or ears cut off. This is attested by Victor, who was probably an Eye-witness; by the Eye-witnesses Aeneas of Gaza, the Platonic philosopher (Theophrastus, in Migne, Patr
Omniscience - This attribute of God is constantly connected in Scripture with his omnipresence, and forms a part of almost every description of that attribute; for, as God is a Spirit, and therefore intelligent, if he is every where, if nothing can exclude him, not even the most solid bodies, nor the minds of intelligent beings, then are all things naked and opened to the Eyes of him with whom we have to do. The ways of man are before the Eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings; he searcheth their hearts, and understandeth every imagination of their thoughts. "...
In Psalms 94, the knowledge of God is argued from the communication of it to men: "Understand, ye brutish among the people; and, ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planteth the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the Eye, shall he not see? He that chastiseth the Heathen, shall not he correct? He that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?" This argument is as easy as it is conclusive, obliging all who acknowledge a First Cause, to admit his perfect intelligence, or to take refuge in atheism itself. The wicked are thus reminded, that their hearts are searched, and their sins noted; that the Eyes of the Lord are upon their ways; and that their most secret works will be brought to light in the day when God the witness shall become God the judge. But as to the righteous, the Eyes of the Lord are said to be over them; that they are kept by him who never slumbers or sleeps; that he is never far from them; that his Eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in their behalf; that foes, to them invisible, are seen by his Eye, and controlled by his arm; and that this great attribute, so appalling to wicked men, affords to them, not only the most influential reason for a perfectly holy temper and conduct, but the strongest motive to trust, and joy, and hope, amidst the changes and afflictions of the present life
Reality - The distress and suffering that are in the world (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 12:15), the mysteries of Providence (Luke 13:1-4, John 9:3), the value and needs of the soul (Matthew 16:26-27, Luke 12:20-21), the curse of sin (Matthew 18:8-9, Luke 13:3, John 8:24), the certainty of retribution (Matthew 18:6; Matthew 23:33, Mark 9:43-48), the necessity of spiritual renewal (Matthew 9:17, John 3:3-7), the burden of responsibility (Matthew 11:20-24; Matthew 23:14, Luke 10:13-16), the imperative obligations of duty (John 9:4), the supreme authority of God (Matthew 19:17, John 4:34; John 10:29),—on all these Jesus kept His Eye fixed with an intensity of vision and purpose that was never relaxed from the beginning to the end of His career. On the other hand, while benignly charitable towards natural human frailty, He could not suffer the flagrant follies and misdoings that met His Eye to pass without remonstrance. With His Eye on the moral and spiritual regeneration of men, He made it abundantly plain that He had no reliance on any such political and social revolution as they were looking for, unless it were brought about through a change of character
Contribution - It is seen to preserve one's reward before God, as one is urged to give without a grudging Eye (Tobit 4:9-10 ; 14:11 ; 28:12 ; 40:17 )
Habakkuk - Habakkuk "saw" it with the inner Eye opened by the Spirit. Habakkuk therefore, confident that God is of purer Eyes than to behold evil (Habakkuk 1:13), sets himself in an attitude of waiting for the Lord's own solution of this perplexing apparent anomaly (Habakkuk 2:1); Jehovah desires him accordingly, "write the vision" of God's retributive justice plainly, so "that he may run that readeth it," namely, "run" to tell to all the good news of the foe's doom and Judah's deliverance, or, as Grotius, run through it, i
Mines - " "He cuts channels among the rocks" to drain off the waters, then "his Eye seeth every precious thing
Levi - "...
Surely with an Eye to Christ (though our Lord sprang out of Judah, and not Levi, Hebrews 7:14) did Moses here, by the spirit of prophecy, declare, that the Urim and the Thummim, that is, lights and perfections, should be with JEHOVAH'S Holy One
Zacchaeus - He looked up and saw Zaachaeus, as His Eye had rested on Nathanael under the fig tree (John 1:48); "Zacchaeus (Zacchaeus could not but have joyfully wondered at being thus accosted by name, though a stranger before: John 10:3; Isaiah 43:1; Revelation 2:17; Revelation 3:12
Slave - Even the foreigner, when enslaved, if his master caused his loss of an Eye or tooth, could claim freedom (Exodus 21:6; Leviticus 19:20)
Damascus - During the time of the emperors, it was one of the principal arsenals in Asia, and is celebrated by the emperor Julian as, even in his day, "the Eye of the whole east
Anitipas - The evangelists, who were better informed than Josephus, as being Eye witnesses of what passed, and particularly acquainted with John and his disciples, assure us, that the true reason for imprisoning John was the aversion of Herod and Herodias against him, on account of his liberty in censuring their scandalous marriage, Matthew 14:3-4 ; Mark 6:14 ; Mark 6:17-18 ; Luke 3:19-20
Proverb - The final mark of literary publicity was conferred by a rhetorical touch of picturesque hyperbole, as in the reference to a camel passing through the Eye of a needle ( Matthew 19:24 )
Image - must not be confined to the apprehension of the bodily senses, but will include the cognizance of the inward Eye also" (Lightfoot)
Theodotus, Martyr at Ancyra - The Acts purport to have been written by one Nilus, an Eye-witness
Oracles - We cannot know how much of God's revelation came through the actual ear or Eye or how much came through the mind. He described himself as one whose Eye was opened, one who heard God's word and saw His vision
Sermon on the Mount - means that the evangelist was not an Eyewitness but dependent on oral tradition. Matthew's retention of such severely cruel commands as plucking out one's Eye and cutting off one's hand (5:28-29) can only be adequately explained if they originated with Jesus. Then follow general directives (6:19-7:12): treasures are to be laid up in heaven (6:19-21); the Eye as the body's organ of light must remain uncontaminated (6:22-23); anxiety, the enemy of faith, must be avoided (6:25-34); condemnation of the brother is forbidden (7:1-5); faith believes God answers prayers (7:7-11); and the "Golden Rule" requires the same behavior one desires from others (7:12)
Simple, Simplicity - The ‘single’ Eye is that which looks at one object alone, and sees that clearly; as contrasted with it, the ‘evil’ Eye is that which (not ‘sees double,’ but) endeavours to look at two objects at the same time (and the context suggests two in opposite directions), and therefore sees neither clearly. Then, with a swift turn to personal warning and appeal (shown in the singular pronoun), He declares to each of them that, if he strives to lead the double life, he will inevitably be guilty of refusing God’s claim, and so will sink into darkness and condemnation; but if, with single-eyed devotion, he heeds God’s message and claim, he shall be filled with light and blessedness. ’ In the Eyes of the world this may seem foolishness, but in Jesus’ thought it is wisdom (Matthew 11:19)
Debt, Debtor (2) - ‘An Eye for an Eye, and a tooth for a tooth’ (Matthew 5:38), as an old catchword, would infect the spirit in which, in the name of ‘righteousness,’ they complacently sued
Blasphemy (2) - Thus we read of ‘an evil Eye, blasphemy ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 railing), pride,’ etc. The evil Eye is followed by the evil tongue, the one by look and the other by speech expressing malignity towards a fellow-man
Gospels - Luke wrote, these records had not been written by Eye-witnesses. But they depended for their authority on Eye-witnesses ( Luke 1:2 ); and this is the important point, the names of the authors being comparatively immaterial. been a late work written after the death of all the Apostles, the author would never have ventured to introduce so many differences from Gospels already long in circulation; whereas one who had been an Eye-witness, writing at the end of his life, might well be in such a position of authority (perhaps the last survivor of the Apostolic company, whoever he was) that he could supplement from his own knowledge the accounts already in use. It clearly professes to be by an Eye-witness ( John 1:14 ; John 19:35 ). Internal evidence shows that its author was an Eyewitness, a Palestinian Jew of the 1st cent. Its ‘autoptic’ character, giving evidence of depending on an Eye-witness, makes a later date difficult to conceive
Wonders - Jesus used it for an immediate individual benefit, but always with an Eye to a further spiritual end
Miletus - Luke writes as an Eye-witness of the meeting, fellowship, and parting of St
Maronites - It is certain that there are Maronites in Syria who still behold the church of Rome with the greatest aversion and abhorrence; nay, what is still more remarkable, great numbers of that nation residing in Italy, even under the Eye of the pontiff, opposed his authority during the last century, and threw the court of Rome into great perplexity
Concubine - It was well known, and well understood, that at the beginning the Lord made our first parents, and united them together; teaching, that when thus formed in holy wedlock, they were no longer considered, in His Eye, as separate, but one
Joseph - The dreams of Joseph, implying his superiority over his brethren and his father's house, interpreted with an Eye to Christ, are very striking circumstances of the preeminency of his character
Goat - There is somewhat most wonderfully interesting when this service of the scape goat is considered with an Eye to Christ
Ambition - ‘To cut off the right hand’ or ‘to pluck out the right Eye’ is the expression used by our Lord for destroying one’s dearest ambition, whether it is controlling one’s energies or directing one’s imagination (Mark 9:43 f
Matthew, Gospel According to - But this would not lead us to think of the author or (if the phrase be preferred) the editor who brought the Gospel into its present form as an Apostle and Eye-witness. , which claims to be written by an Eye-witness ( John 1:14 ; John 19:35 ), a claim fully borne out by internal evidence, and unlike Mk. , which abounds in autoptic characteristics, though in that case we have reason to think that they come not from the writer, but from the writer’s teacher, the First Gospel has none of the marks of an Eye-witness
Michal, Saul's Daughter - All the time they are talking and eating and drinking at the other end of the table, she must set a watch on her ears and on her Eyes and on the blood in her cheeks. The keenest and cruelest Eye must not find her out. Its deceived owner must be sent home saying, What a fool of a wife that brute, that bore, that goose has! I declare the blind thing is still in love with him! The wife see that she is hypocrite enough to throw dust into the Eyes of her oldest, closest, and most familiar friend. But let not even Dante's terrible Eyes see either your scorn of your husband or your affliction on account of his exposure of himself. Throw dust even into Dante's blazing Eyes. Times when husband and wife do not see Eye to Eye
Luke - Unfortunately, this is a rather large assumption, and it is not impossible that the redactor kept the first person, because it implied that his source was here that of an Eye-witness. It is clear from the preface to the Gospel that he attached importance to the evidence of Eye-witnesses. Paul’s life, and in places claiming that the writer was an Eye-witness by the use of the first person, it would be not unnatural for the redactor carefully to preserve these important indications of the value of his source, while at the same time rewriting or touching up the rest of the language. ...
In the preface to the Gospel Luke tells us that he was acquainted with many previous attempts to give a διήγησιν τῶν πεπληροφορημένων ἐν ἡμῖν πραγμάτων-a difficult phrase, which, however, much more probably means ‘the things accomplished among us’ than the ‘things most surely believed among us’-in accordance with the tradition of the original Eye-witnesses, and that he also had decided to write an account of them because he was παρηκολουθηκότι ἄνωθεν πᾶσιν
See, Seeing - ...
A — 10: μυωπάζω (Strong's #3467 — Verb — muopazo — moo-ope-ad'-zo ) "to be short-sighted" (muo, "to shut," ops, "the Eye;" cp
Master - Ramsay ascribes the abruptness of the word here to the vivid narrative of an Eye witness
Ship - That personification of ships which seems to be instinctive led the ancients to paint an Eye on each side of the bow
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus, Poet - Ausonius was not a Christian in the same sense as Paulinus; he was one who hovered on the borderland which separated the new from the old religion: not ashamed, it is true, to pen obscenities beneath the Eye and at the challenge of his patron, yet in the quiet of his oratory feeling after the God of the Christians; convinced apparently of the dogma of the Trinity, yet so little penetrated by its awful mystery as to give it a haphazard place in a string of frivolous triplets composed at the dinner-table ( Gryph
Covetousness - Though they had one Eye for religion, they kept the other for the world, hence inevitably their truly distorted views
Son of Man - ...
Every Eye shall see Him (Revelation 1:7), but only "the pure in heart shall see God" (Matthew 5:8)
Borrow - And I would ask, Is not that day, yea, that very day, at hand? Hath not the Lord, even now, been planting the gospel in Egypt? Hath not our God, when working by terrible things in righteousness, as he doth in the present awful war, caused even the Musselmen and inhabitants of Egypt to look on the congregations and prayer meetings of some of our pious soldiers who have been there? The writer of this hath himself received testimony to this striking providence of our God from a faithful soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as a faithful servant of his king and country, who was there, and an Eye-witness to such characters looking in upon them, when he and a few of his devout comrades met together to read the Scriptures, and pray, and sing praises to the Lord
Eden - Its local features, too, if in this situation, must have been of the most uninteresting kind; the whole of that region, as far as the sight can reach, being a dead, monotonous, sandy, or marshy flat, without a single undulation to relieve the Eye, or give any of the beauties which the imagination involuntarily paints to itself as attendant on a spot finished by the hand of God as the residence of his creatures in a state of innocence; whose minds may be supposed to be tuned to the full enjoyment of the grand and beautiful in nature
Grape - " Many Eye witnesses assure us, that in Palestine the vines, and bunches of grapes, are almost of an incredible size
Matthew, the Gospel According to - How unlikely that Matthew's name should be substituted for the lost name of the unknown translator, and this in apostolic times; for John lived to see the completion of the canon; he never would have sanctioned as the authentic Gospel of Matthew a fragmentary compilation "in arrangement and selection of events not such as would have proceeded from an apostle and Eye witness" (Alford). ...
QUOTATIONS IN MATTHEW Matthew 1:23 "Behold, a virgin" Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 2:6 "Thou Bethlehem" Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:15 "Out of Egypt" Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:18 "In Rama a voice" Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew 3:3 "The voice of one crying" Psalms 118:22-236 Matthew 4:4 "Man shall not live by bread" Deuteronomy 8:3 Matthew 4:6 "He shall give His angels charge" Psalms 91:11-12 Matthew 4:7 "Thou shalt not tempt " Deuteronomy 6:16 Matthew 4:10 "Thou shalt worship the Lord" Deuteronomy 6:13 Matthew 4:15-16 "The land of Zabulon" 1618877221_80 Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek: they shall Psalms 37:11 inherit the earth" Matthew 5:21 "Thou shalt not kill" Exodus 20:13 Matthew 5:27 "Thou shalt not commit adultery" Exodus 20:14 Matthew 5:31 "Give her a writing of divorcement" Deuteronomy 24:1 Matthew 5:33 "Thou shalt not forswear"...
Deuteronomy 23:23; Leviticus 19:12 Matthew 5:38 "An Eye for an Eye" Exodus 21:24 Matthew 5:43 "Love thy neighbor
Demon, Demoniacal Possession, Demoniacs - Meyer, Gesch. As emissaries of the angel of death, Sammael (the ‘full of Eyes,’ cf. Mark 16:18), and change them into animals; they could also endow men with the faculty of exercising the ‘evil Eye’ (cf. Sirach 14:8; Sirach 14:10, Tobit 4:16), by means of which the good fortune of others could be turned to evil; there is a special formula for use against the ‘evil Eye
Letters - ...
Had man been left to himself, the first and most natural way of making his thoughts visible to the Eye would be by pictorial representations. It is a curious fact, that in our day a Cherokee chief has actually invented an alphabet, and that in the process he commenced with a pictorial representation of animals which uttered sounds somewhat like those of his own tongue; which thought seems not to have entered into the picture writing of the ancients, whose delineations spoke wholly to the Eye, and not at all to the ear. One thing alone we can suppose with certainty, that if such a mode of writing did ever exist, and for the purpose for which it is supposed to have existed, the knowledge of it must have been confined to the priests only, and the records so written concealed with the greatest care from the Eye of the nation
Hell - Jesus repeatedly accentuates hell's dreadfulness and horror: "if your Eye causes you to sin, gouge it out It is better to enter life with one Eye than to be thrown into the fire of hell" (Matthew 18:9 )
Imagination - Thus He was fond of drawing His word-pictures from the occupations of such familiar folk as shepherds, husbandmen, fishermen; from social customs in the home,—marriage ceremonies, feasts, salutations, journeyings; and even from bodily life and sensations,—the Eye, ear, bones, feet, hunger and thirst, laughing, mourning, sickness, sleep, etc. And it must be brief and portable, for it was meant not merely for those who listened to Him at the time, but also for those who should afterwards ‘believe in his name’ through the ‘preaching and teaching’ of the Eye-witnesses and auditors of His earthly ministry
Laughter - The pictures of a man endeavouring to serve two masters at once (Matthew 6:24), of another who feeds swine with pearls (Matthew 7:6), of a camel trying to get through a needle’s Eye (Matthew 19:24), of a light being put under a bushel (Matthew 5:15), of him who sees a splinter in his brother’s Eye, but fails to notice the beam in his own (Matthew 7:8), of Beelzebub at variance with Beelzebub (Matthew 12:24 ff. ), of men who have Eyes but do not see (Mark 8:18), of one blind man guiding another (Matthew 15:14), of a father who should give his son a stone instead of a loaf (Matthew 7:9)—these are all instances of that perception of the incongruous which is the soul of humour. … The spirit of Jesus was too earnest to indulge in idle mirth; but just because He was so earnest and so sympathetic, He expressed Himself at times in a manner which provokes a smile; laughter and tears, as it were, mingling in His Eyes as He spake
Commandments - The case is somewhat different with the two remaining rules which are subjected to criticism (‘an Eye for an Eye,’ ‘thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy’). Weiss in Meyer’s Com
Saul - He remained quietly at home till Nahash’s cruel demand that the men of Jabesh-gilead should surrender to him, and each one lose the right Eye, roused him
Temple, Solomon's - These stones were prepared for their places in the building under the Eye of Tyrian master-builders. Solomon also provided for a sufficient water supply for the temple by hewing in the rocky hill vast cisterns, into which water was conveyed by channels from the "pools" near Bethlehem
Fasting - ...
Our blessed Lord gives directions how fasts are to be observed, with an Eye to the gracious improvement of them, but hath not appointed any particular seasons for their observance
Supremacy - Everywhere the Eye of the believer is directed to Him (Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 12:2-3; Hebrews 13:8; Hebrews 13:20)
Damascus - This strikes the Eye the more, as bareness and barrenness characterize all the hills and the plain outside
Manna - Moses the writer could neither have been deceived as to the fact, nor could have deceived contemporaries and Eye-witnesses
Nehemiah, Book of - In its present form it is doubtless due to the compiler; but it contains so many details of an apparently authentic character, its representation is often so vivid, that it is probable that the work of an Eye-witness has been used and worked up by the compiler in producing the present narrative. Meyer’s demonstration of the essential authenticity of the documents embodied in Ezra 4:1-24 ; Ezra 5:1-17 ; Ezra 6:1-22 ; Ezra 7:1-28 , the extreme form of the critical theory may be regarded as having lost most of its plausibility
Wine - (Isaiah 25:6 ) To wine, is attributed the "darkly-flashing Eye," (Genesis 40:12 ) Authorized Version "red," the unbridled tongue, (Proverbs 20:1 ; Isaiah 28:7 ) the excitement of the spirit, (Proverbs 31:6 ; Isaiah 5:11 ; Zechariah 9:15 ; 10:7 ) the enchained affections of its votaries, (Hosea 4:11 ) the perverted judgment, (Proverbs 31:5 ; Isaiah 28:7 ) the indecent exposure, (Habakkuk 2:15,16 ) and the sickness resulting from the heat (chemah , Authorized Version "bottles") of wine
Shame - He could not meet the Eye of the crowd, or of the accusers, and perhaps at that moment least of all of the woman
Aurelius, Marcus, Roman Emperor - " If we believe that his acts were in harmony with his words or that what he wrote had come under the emperor's Eye, it is natural to see in the words in which the latter speaks so scornfully of the "tragic airs" of the Christians a reference to what had burst so rudely upon his serene tranquillity
Deceit, Deception, Guile - But in every case it means the lack of the ‘single Eye,’ or perfect sincerity, and simplicity of nature
Jephtha - For every daughter of Israel had an Eye to the promised seed the Messiah; to be devoted, therefore, to an unmarried life totally precluded that hope; and the daughters of Israel going yearly to lament the daughter of Jephtha being so, is a proof of it
Eclipse - This remarkable phenomenon is caused by the sun's lateral rays in their passage through the dense atmosphere of the earth, being inflected into the shadow by refraction, and falling pretty copiously upon the moon's disk, are reflected from thence to the Eye of the spectator
Appear, Appearing - ...
A — 6: ὀπτάνομαι (Strong's #3700 — Verb — optomai — op-tan'-om-ahee, op'-tom-ahee ) "to see" (from ops, "the Eye;" cp
Colors - This word literally means “eye” but has the derivative sense of “appearance” (Leviticus 13:55 ; Numbers 11:7 ). For instance, earthly vegetation is depicted as green; clothes are often of varying shades of red or blue; horses are identified by colors such as red, black, or white; and human features such as Eyes, hair, skin, and teeth are described colorfully as well
Parousia - The order of events awaited is the descent of Jesus with His angels from the upper heavens to the lower; the sounding of the trumpet and the voice of the archangel which will summon the dead from Sheol; the giving to the saints of the body of the resurrection; the catching up of the living saints, who have been changed in the twinkling of an Eye, to meet Jesus and the risen saints in the air; the general judgment of both living and dead; the establishment of the Messianic Kingdom, which, after a period of struggle, is to be victorious over the kingdom of Satan; and finally the fixing of the eternal supremacy of God
Passover - And may we not add, that, since all the leading features of the redemption by the Lord Jesus, in his person, work, offices, and character, are more or less exhibited in shadow and figure in the Passover, surely the Lord the Spirit gave to many a true Israelite grace and faith to Eye, in the paschal lamb, the type of the "Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
Shame - He could not meet the Eye of the crowd, or of the accusers, and perhaps at that moment least of all of the woman
Luke, Gospel of - ...
Luke's sources Though Luke was not an Eye-witness to the earthly life and ministry of Christ, he was in intimate contact with many who were. Mark probably was an Eyewitness to some events in Jesus' life. Beginning with the birth narratives of John the Baptist and Jesus, he wrote with the Eye for detail of a historian (see Luke 1:5 ,Luke 1:5,1:36 ,Luke 18:1-8:56 ,Luke 1:56,1:59 ; Luke 2:1-2 ,Luke 2:1-2,2:7 ,Luke 2:7,2:42 ; Luke 3:23 ; Luke 8:26-39 ,Luke 9:20,9:37 ,Luke 9:37,9:57 ; Luke 22:1 ,Luke 22:1,22:7 ,Luke 22:7,22:66 ; Luke 23:44 ,Luke 3:1-20:54 ; Luke 24:1 ,Luke 24:1,24:13 ,Luke 24:13,24:29 ,Luke 24:29,24:33 )
the Merchant Man Who Sold All That he Had And Bought the Pearl of Great Price - He is engaged in exploring a certain market of precious stones, when suddenly his Eye falls on a pearl the like of which he had never supposed to exist. " Before his Eyes were opened, and before his taste was refined to distinguish pearl from paste, Chalmers actually denounced John Newton, and Richard Baxter, and Philip Doddridge, from the pulpit, and as good as forbade his people to read them. " All of you, then, who are seeking for goodly pearls, whether in the world of books, or of doctrines, or of any other kind of good things; here, under your very Eye; here, to your very hand, is the greatest and the best Pearl in all the world
the Importunate Widow - There is a tinge of blood in the original ink that is lost in the tame translation, because there was a gleam of blood in the widow's wild Eye on that last day of her warning and appeal to the unjust judge. When you open your Eyes, and before that, always say this, When I awake, I am still with Thee. Are you an aurist? say He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? Are you an oculist? say He that formed the Eye, shall He not see? Do you own horses, or ride or drive, horses? say Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - Thou hast never been out of my mind or out of my Eye or out of my hand for a moment. It means cutting off now a right hand and plucking out now a right Eye
Man - From the outset he occupied an exalted position over the rest of the earthly creation and was promised an even higher position (eternal life) if he obeyed God: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” ( Eye and is so translated (cf. 32:10, NASB; RSV and KJV, “apple of his Eye”)
Jeroboam - Jeroboam's outstanding talents in public affairs, his skilful management of men, his great industry, and his great loyalty, as was thought, all combined to bring the son of Nebat under Solomon's royal Eye, till there was no trust too important, and no promotion too high for young Jeroboam. ...
All this time, Ahijah the prophet, with those terrible Eyes of his, was sleeplessly watching both the fast-coming fall of Solomon, as well as the immense industry and steady rise of Jeroboam. Ahijah's Eyes, like a flame of fire, saw, naked and open, all that was hidden so deep in Jeroboam's heart; and he heard, as with God's own ears, all that Satan said to Jeroboam in his heart. And Solomon Eyed Jeroboam as Saul had Eyed David, and as we all Eye those gifted men who are fast rising to push us out of our seat. He was never happy when he was alone with Ahijah, His heart, neither on the wall nor on the throne, was ever single enough for Ahijah's all-searching Eyes. ...
But, happily for us all, there is nothing in God's name to usward that is more sure and more true than is His long suffering, and His immense patience, and the many calls to repentance that He sends us before He finally casts us off, And? lest Jeroboam should lose himself through his fear and hate at Ahijah, God actually condescended to set the old and faithful prophet aside and to send a new prophet to Jeroboam: a prophet whose Eyes had not yet read Jeroboam's heart, and against whom Jeroboam could have taken up no umbrage
Almighty - These are the manifestations of the fact, but not the measure of the attribute; and should we resort to the discoveries of modern philosophy, which, by the help of instruments, has so greatly enlarged the known boundaries of the visible universe, and add to the stars which are visible to the naked Eye, those new exhibitions of the divine power in the nebulous appearances of the heavens which are resolvable into myriads of distinct celestial luminaries, whose immense distances commingle their light before it reaches our Eyes; we thus almost infinitely expand the circle of created existence, and enter upon a formerly unknown and overwhelming range of divine operation. Nor is it any derogation from the divine power to say, they cannot be done; for as the object of the understanding, of the Eye, and the ear, is that which is intelligible, visible, and audible; so the object of power must be that which is possible; and as it is no prejudice to the most perfect understanding, or sight, or hearing, that it does not understand what is not intelligible, or see what is not visible, or hear what is not audible; so neither is it any diminution to the most perfect power, that it does not do what is not possible
Mount of Olives - In its essential details it is one on which the Eyes of Christ must frequently have rested. the Eye passes from the close-packed streets of the Moslem and Christian quarters, past the long line of the N. ...
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John, the Gospel According to - He writes with a specification of times and places, and a freshness, which mark an Eye-witness (John 1:29; John 1:35; John 1:37-40; John 2:1; John 3:1; John 4:40; John 4:43; John 6:22; John 13:1-11; John 18:10-16; John 19:26; John 20:3-10; John 20:24-29). He omits Christ's baptism, temptation, mission of the twelve, transfiguration (of which he was one of the three selected Eye witnesses), the Lord's supper, and the agony in Gethsemane, yet incidental hints show his taking them for granted as known already (John 1:14; John 1:32; John 13:2; John 14:30; John 18:1; John 18:11), which last refers to the very words of His prayer during the agony, recorded by the synoptists, an undesigned coincidence and so a proof of authenticity; John 14:30 is the link between the temptation (Luke 4:13) and His agony (Luke 22:40-53); John 10:1-6 assumes the reader's acquaintance with Mary and Martha, from John 3:31-3681
Heaven - ” Biblical writers joined their contemporaries in describing the universe as it appeared to the human Eye: heavens above, earth beneath, and waters around and beneath the earth
Wealth - On the one hand, we find Him bidding a rich young man sell his all and give to the poor ( Mark 10:21 ), and then telling His disciples that it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s Eye than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God
Vine - Judah with its hills and tablelands was especially suited for vine cultivation; "binding his foal unto the vine and his ass' colt unto the choice vine he washed his garments in wine and his clothes in the blood of grapes, his Eyes shall be red with wine" (Genesis 49:11-12). The yellow apple-like fruit is yellow and soft and tempting to the Eye, but when pressed explodes with a puff, leaving in the hand only shreds and fibres
Travel (2) - It is even alleged that by fixing his Eye upon a tree or wall within the prescribed limit, and uttering certain words, he could make that his starting-point
Kingdom of God - He even said that it is more difficult for the rich to enter the kingdom than for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle (Matthew 19:24 )
Bible, Formation And Canon of - The process of formation can thus be viewed both from the point of view of God's purpose and with an Eye on the natural historical dynamics
Touch - Conversely, whoever touches God's people "touches the apple of his Eye" (Zechariah 2:8 ) and will themselves be punished
Husbandman - His keen Eye for illustrations fell readily on the most fundamental of occupations; one universal since the primeval days when simple patriarchs began to be husbandmen, and princes digged at the up-springing well (‘which the nobles of the people delved, with the scepter and with their staves,’ Numbers 21:18 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885). As we move with Him by the highways and the hedges, we descry in one field the servant ploughing or feeding cattle (Luke 17:7), in another the well-remembered spot where gleams of joy lit up the rustic’s Eyes who happed upon hid treasure (Matthew 13:44). Their doom, He concludes, is written with God’s own finger on the wall, for those who had the Eyes to see: ‘He will come, and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others’ (Mark 12:9)
Jealousy (2) - ‘He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his Eye’ (Zechariah 2:8). He is jealous for His people, especially for ‘the little ones’ (who, however, are not so much a class of Christians, as Christians generally—a weak and inconsiderable folk in ordinary Eyes), and nothing that concerns them is alien to Him
Proverbs, Book of - The heart, the Eye, and the feet must be watched
Ammonites - ...
On another occasion when the Ammonites were attacking the city of Jabesh in Gilead and the Jabeshites attempted to negotiate terms for surrender, the Ammonites demanded nothing less than to put out the right Eye of each man in the city
Maronites - It is also certain that there are Maronites in Syria, who still behold the church of Rome with the greatest aversion and abhorrence; nay, what is still more remarkable, great numbers of that nation residing in Italy, even under the Eye of the pontiff, opposed his authority during the seventeenth century, and threw the court of Rome into great perplexity
Lebanon - On either side, he first discovers, at a great distance, a clouded ridge, stretching from north to south, as far as the Eye can see; the central summits of which are capped with clouds, or tipped with snow. Though the trembling sinner were to make choice of Lebanon for the altar; were to cut down all its forests to form the pile; though the fragrance of this fuel, with all its odoriferous gums, were the incense; the wine of Lebanon pressed from all its vineyards, the libation; and all its beasts, the propitiatory sacrifice; all would prove insufficient to make atonement for the sins of men; would be regarded as nothing in the Eyes of the supreme Judge for the expiation of even one transgression
Flies - They like to fasten themselves in preference on the corners of the Eye, and on the edge of the Eyelid; tender parts, toward which a gentle moisture attracts them
Heaven - In the holiest place of the tabernacle, "the glory of the Lord," or visible emblem of his presence, rested between the cherubims; by the figures of which, the angelic host surrounding the throne of God in heaven was typified; and as that holiest part of the tabernacle was, by a thick vail, concealed from the sight of those who frequented it for the purposes of worship, so heaven, the habitation of God, is, by the vail of flesh, hidden from mortal Eyes. This view appears to be borne out by the clear and uniform testimony of Scripture,; and it is an interesting circumstance, that heaven, as represented by "the holiest of all," is heaven as it is presented to the Eye of Christian faith, the place where our Lord ministers as priest, to which believers now come in spirit, and where they are gathered together in the disembodied state
Pass - I had only time to pass my Eye over the medals, which are in great number
Light - Open view a visible state a state of being seen by the Eye, or perceived, understood or known
Compassion - Chus most often appears in Hebrew in a formula which may be translated, “Do not let your Eye cry over, or have regrets over” something
Palm Tree - ...
Moreover, the palm tree is very fruitful, and the fruit is both lovely to the Eye and delicious to the taste
Luke, Gospel of - Since he himself had never seen or heard Jesus, he obtained the material for his book from careful research of existing records and from the accounts of Eye-witnesses (Luke 1:1-4)
Babylon - Herodotus states, that he knew not how to speak of its wonderful fertility, which none but Eye witnesses would credit; and, though writing in the language of Greece, itself a fertile country, he expresses his own consciousness that his description of what he actually saw would appear to be improbable, and to exceed belief. Around, as far as the Eye can reach is a trackless desert. "As far," says Major Keppel, "as the Eye could reach, the horizon presented a broken line of mounds; the whole of this place was a desert flat. " And now "the Eye wanders over a barren desert, in which the ruins are nearly the only indication that it had ever been inhabited
Jerusalem - The territory and places adjacent were well watered, having the fountains of Gihon and Siloam, and the brook Kidron, at the foot of its walls; and, beside these, there were the waters of Ethan, which Pilate had conveyed through aqueducts into the city. 588, the garrison, with the king, endeavoured to make their escape from the city, but were pursued and defeated by the Chaldeans in the plains of Jericho; Zedekiah taken prisoner; his sons killed before his face at Riblah, whither he was taken to the king of Babylon; and he himself, after his Eyes were put out, was bound with fetters of brass, and carried prisoner to Babylon, where he died: thus fulfilling the prophecy of Ezekiel, which declared that he should be carried to Babylon, but should not see the place, though he should die there, Ezekiel 12:13 . This miraculous interposition of Providence is attested by many credible witnesses and historians; and, in particular, by Ammianus Marcellinus, a Heathen, and friend of Julian; Zemuch David, a Jew; Nazianzen, Chrysostom, Ambrose Ruffinus, Theodoret, Sozomen, and Socrates, who wrote his account within fifty years after the transaction, and while many Eye-witnesses of it were still living. In the celebrated prospect from the Mount of Olives, the city lies too low, is too near the Eye, and has too much the character of a bird's Eye view, with the formality of a topographical plan. The whole would appear to the Eye one uninterrupted level, did not the steeples of the churches, the minarets of the mosques, the summits of a few cypresses, and the clumps of nopals, break the uniformity of the plan. Cast your Eyes between the temple and Mount Zion; behold another petty tribe cut off from the rest of the inhabitants of this city. The absurdity, for example, of hewing the rocks of Judea into shrines and chapels, and of disguising the face of nature with painted domes and gilded marble coverings, by way of commemorating the scenes of our Saviour's life and death, is so evident and so lamentable, that even Sandys, with all his credulity, could not avoid a happy application of the reproof conveyed by the Roman satirist against a similar violation of the Egerian fountain
Offence (2) - What Jesus contemplates is that one’s hand or foot or Eye may cause one to stumble—in other words, that something in his nature, something which is in itself legitimate, may mislead one in the spiritual region and alienate him from Christ; and He declares that to prevent such a catastrophe no severity to nature can be too great. The right Eye is to be plucked out, the right hand or foot cut off and cast away: it is better to enter into life halt or maimed or with one Eye, than to go with two Eyes and feet and hands into the everlasting fire. If a man will do no violence to his nature, but claims liberty for it on every side,—if he will go wherever his feet can carry him, do whatever his hands itch to do, look at whatever his Eyes long to see,—the end will not be a complete and rounded character, it will be the forfeiture of all character; it will not be an abundant entrance into life, it will be hell fire
Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot - And these, added Peter, are the two indispensable tests of fitness for this vacant office; a three years' conversion and faithful diseipleship, and this also, that he had seen the risen Lord with his own Eyes. But Peter has had his Eye on Matthias all along. Peter was all ears and all Eyes where a future apostle and pastor was concerned. At the same time, let any student in our day read his Greek Testament, with his Eye on the Object: let him be like John Bunyan:-"Methought I was as if I had seen Him born, as if I had seen Him grow up, as if I had seen Him walk through this world, from the Cradle to the Cross: to which, when He came, I saw how gently He gave Himself up to be hanged and nailed on it for my sins and wicked doings. Now, if there were a divinity student here I would ask and demand of him out of this Scripture for students-Are you so companying with Christ while you are still at college? Do you see with all your inward Eyes what you read in your New Testament? Do you believe and believe and believe your way through the four Gospels? Is your faith the very substance itself of the things you hope for, and the absolute and conclusive evidence of the things you do not as yet see? Do you pray your way through the life of Christ? Do you put the lepers, and the sick, and the possessed with devils, and the dead in their graves, out of their places, as you read about them; and do you put yourself into their places, and say what they say, and hear and accept what is said to them? For, if so, then you will receive, all your preaching and pastoral days, the end of your faith, the salvation of your own soul, and the salvation of the souls of your people
Slave - (Exodus 21:20 ; Leviticus 24:17,22 ) A minor personal injury, such as the loss of an Eye or a tooth, was to be recompensed by giving the servant his liberty
Esau - " "The lust of the flesh and the lust of the Eye" were his snare
Apostle - He possessed the two characteristics of an Apostle; he had" seen the Lord," so as to be an Eye witness of His resurrection, and he had the power which none but an Apostle had, of conferring spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 9:1-2; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Romans 1:11; Romans 15:18-19)
Thyatira - Leaving unanswered the theoretical question whether the gild might conceivably be so Christianized that the believing artisan might conscientiously seek its protection and share its fellowship, he keeps his Eye on the actual situation
Phoenice - The Hebrew or Phoenician originally are rude pictures of the objects signified by the names: 'Αleph ( א ), of an ox head; Gimel ( ג ), of a camel's back; Daleth ( ד ), of a tent door; Vav ( ו ), of a hook or peg; Lamed[1] ( ל ), of an ox goad; 'Αyin ( ע ), of an Eye; Qoph ( ק ), of the back of the head; Resh ( ר ), of a head; Τav [3] ( ת ), of a cross
Reserve - He painted, instead, another picture for the inward Eye of the heart
Laodicea - The physicians of Laodicea were skilful oculists, and a preparation for weak Eyes, called ‘Phrygian powder’ (τέφρα φρυγία), was well known. Her aesculapian school of medicine has no Phrygian powder for the healing of her spiritual blindness, which requires the Eye-salve (collyrium) of another Physician (Revelation 3:18)
Beauty - But those who were then Eye-witnesses of His majesty (2 Peter 1:16) tell us that the glorious vision surpassed all description
Patience - 1, ‘I exhort you all therefore to obey the word of righteousness and to practise all patience, which you saw before your Eyes not only in the blessed Ignatius and Zosimus and Rufus, but also in others of you and in Paul himself and the rest of the Apostles. Gwatkin, The Eye for Spiritual Things, 1907, p
Job, Book of - " God despiseth not any and He withdraweth not His Eyes from the righteous; and if they areafflicted it is for their blessing. He said, "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine Eye seeth thee: wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes
Ecclesiastes, Book of - "The Eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing," therefore Solomon searched his heart (Ecclesiastes 1:13,16 ; Ecclesiastes 2:1,3 ) as to mirth, wine, wisdom, folly, and great works
Joshua, the Book of - The book evidently is that of an Eye witness, so minute and vivid are the descriptions
Patience - 1, ‘I exhort you all therefore to obey the word of righteousness and to practise all patience, which you saw before your Eyes not only in the blessed Ignatius and Zosimus and Rufus, but also in others of you and in Paul himself and the rest of the Apostles. Gwatkin, The Eye for Spiritual Things, 1907, p
Apocalypse - It may also be, however, events which strike the general Eye, e. The forces of good and evil remain the same, the general aspect of conflict between them-the inherent strength of God’s rule and the imminent collapse of the devil’s-remains to the prophetic Eye the same, but persons and events change. The apocalyptist of truly prophetic spirit has his Eye fixed on God and his own time; and, while he uses what, abstractly considered, seems a cumbrous and partly alien literary form, he does so not to exercise a literary gift but to convey a message, the urgency of which lies on his spirit as a ‘burden’ of the Lord
Miracle - ...
"Thus, were a physician to cure a blind man of a cataract, by anointing his Eyes with a chemical preparation which we had never before seen, and to the nature and effects of which we are absolute strangers, the cure would undoubtedly be wonderful; but we could not pronounce it miraculous, because, for any thing known to us, it might be the natural effect of the operation of the unguent on the Eye. But were he to recover his patient merely by commanding him to see, or by anointing his Eyes with spittle, we should with the utmost confidence pronounce the cure to be a miracle; because we know perfectly that neither the human voice nor human spittle have, by the established constitution of things, any such power over the diseases of the Eye. The writers who mention them were Eye-witnesses of the facts; which they affirm to have been performed publicly, in attestation of the truth of their respective systems. Whence it follows, that when they resolved to support their pretended revelation by an appeal to forged miracles, they wilfully, and with their Eyes open, exposed themselves to inevitable misery, whether they should succeed or fail in their enterprise; and that they concerted their measures so as not to admit of a possibility of recompence to themselves, either in this life or in that which is to come
Witness (2) - The original disciples, it is true, were the only Eye-and ear-witnesses. The original heralds of Christ did indeed lay a certain stress upon their being Eye- and ear-witnesses
Saul - And yet, when we turn back and begin to read Saul's whole history over again with our Eye on the object; when we stop and look round about us as we read, the ancient obscurity begins to pass off, but only to let alarm and apprehension for ourselves and for our own sons take its place. We also see what we bring Eyes to see, and ears to hear, and hearts to love. Never let your Eye off that man
Philip: Deacon And Evangelist - Luke has a quick Eye for everything of that kind, and thus it is that he interpolates this footnote in his history of Paul. At that moment I felt the Eye of God on my heart to see if I was perfectly resigned with respect to Mr
Miriam - AARON AND MOSES, AND MIRIAM THEIR SISTER...
WATCH well, Miriam, and never let thine Eyes off that ark of bulrushes Watch that little ark with all thy wit, for no other maiden shall ever have such another watch till the fulness of time, when another Miriam shall watch over another child still more fair to God. The civilisation and the sanctification of the whole earth is in thy keeping; the law and the prophets to come; the very Lion of the tribe of Judah Himself and all His kingdom, are all under thine Eye today. Some sharp-eyed scholars who are able to read between the lines assure us that they see tokens of Aaron and of his eloquence in the triumphant song that Miriam took down from Aaron's lips and taught to the devout and talented women, till Aaron and Miriam, with Moses so proudly looking on, made that day a day to be remembered for its songs and for its dances, as well as for its great deliverance, in the house of Israel. And, but for Moses' marriage Miriam would have shone beside Moses till her Eye also was not dim, nor her natural strength abated. And for seven days and seven nights Miriam was shut out of the camp of Israel, and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again
Mephibosheth - This is the first prize, to receive of God the inward Eye to discover Mephibosheth ever deeper down in ourselves. And the Eye never to let Mephibosheth for a moment out of our sight as he sits at David's table feeding his ingratitude, and his duplicity, and his calculation of his chances
Psalms - For let it not pass unobserved, that when, upon the first publication of the Gospel, the Apostles had occasion to utter their transports of joy, on their being counted worthy to suffer for the name of their Lord and Master, which was then opposed by Jew and Gentile, they brake forth into an application of the second Psalm to the transactions then before their Eyes, Acts 4:25 . Sometimes it can hardly break forth and show itself at intervals through the literal, which meets the Eye as the ruling sense, and seems to have taken entire possession of the words and phrases. If we read over the Psalm first with an Eye to the literal David, the meaning is obvious, and put out of all dispute by the sacred history
Nature And Natural Phenomena - His Eye took in the smallest detail of the outward world with loving appreciation. And while, as we have seen, there was nothing too great or too small to arrest His Eye or interest His mind, there is one interest which evidently dominated His mind in His watchful observation of natural phenomena
Cain (1) - Cain talked with Abel, proposing probably that they should go to the field, and when there away from man's Eye rose up and slew him
Body - Reference to the Eye expresses interest in vision, not in the physical organ
Lamentations, Theology of - It is with an Eye to the form, genre, traditions, situation, and characters that a theology of the book can best be laid bare
Providence - The Almighty would then be no more than an unconcerned spectator of the behaviour of his subjects, regarding the obedient and the rebellious with an equal Eye
Red Heifer - It is sufficient for Christians to behold Christ both preached to the ear, and set forth to the Eye, in type and figure, under the law
Jesus, the Lord - " For thirty years He led a life of lowly retirement, but the references of scripture to this period show that He grew up under the Eye of God in the perfection of manhood, and yet in conscious Sonship to the Father, the vessel of the grace and wisdom of God
Burial - Peter on his arrival entered into the tomb, and beheld—the word used (θεωρεῖ) points to a careful searching gaze, the Eye passing from point to point—not only the linen cloths, but the napkin that was about Christ’s head ‘rolled up in a place by itself
Moses - " Moses then had to hear the voice of God saying "Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the Eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. He "was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his Eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated
Elijah - He forthwith retired from the public Eye, and was miraculously cared for at the brook Cherith, being fed with bread and flesh morning and evening by ravens
Shechem (1) - ; orchards of fruit, olive groves, gardens of vegetables, and verdure on all sides delight the Eye
Abraham - Abraham at first only partially obeyed the call: he left Ur and went to dwell at Haran, in Mesopotamia (Charran in Acts 7:4 ), but with his father and kindred; and did not enter Canaan until the death of his father. Again Jehovah declared that as far as Abraham's Eye could reach in all directions the land should belong to his seed. Abraham obeyed, and, but for the intervention of the angel of the Lord, would have killed his son, believing "that God was able to raise him up even from the dead
Matthew, Gospel by - Christ buys the field in view of the treasure hidden there, and also buys the pearl of great price for its value in His Eye. He gives to Peter the keys of 'the kingdom of heaven' (an expression peculiar to Matthew, turning the Eyes of the disciples to heaven as the source of light and authority, in contrast to a kingdom as from an earthly centre, Zion, Romans 11:26 ), and speaks of His own coming again in the glory of His Father to give to every man his reward
Allegory - Sometimes the principal or figurative idea is exhibited to the attentive Eye with a constant and equal light; and sometimes it unexpectedly glares upon us, and breaks forth with sudden and astonishing coruscations, like a flash of lightning bursting from the clouds
Matthew - He immediately obeyed; and from that time he became a constant attendant upon our Saviour, and was appointed one of the twelve Apostles. Being early called to the apostleship, he was an Eye-witness and an ear- witness of most of the things which he relates; and though I do not think it was the scope of any of these historians to adjust their narratives to the precise order of time wherein the events happened, there are some circumstances which incline me to think, that St
Phylacteries, Frontlets - phylactçrion ) literally signifies a ‘safe-guard,’ as safe-guarding the wearer against the attacks of hurtful spirits and other malign influences such as the evil Eye in other words, an amulet . ) The head-phylactery is next laid, its position being the middle of the forehead, ‘between the Eyes’ ( Exodus 13:9 etc. ‘these words which I command thee this day,’ Deuteronomy 6:6 ‘for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine Eyes
Elijah - He forthwith retired from the public Eye, and was miraculously cared for at the brook Cherith, being fed with bread and flesh morning and evening by ravens
Prudence - And He bids them pluck out their right Eye, cut off their hand or foot, whichever it be that gives offence, and enter maimed into the Kingdom of God rather than perish (Mark 9:43-49, Matthew 5:29-30)
Trial-at-Law - The actual execution of justice was left to the injured party, and in the case of ‘manifest’ crimes like open murder and house-breaking ancient codes interposed no check on summary vengeance; but where the least doubt existed, and the accused claimed the privilege of trial, society demanded clear evidence of his guilt, at the same time seeking to control the fierce impulses of the avenger by limiting punishment to the responsible wrong-doer, and making the penalty correspond as nearly as possible to the gravity of the offence; in other words, replacing the principle of unrestricted vengeance by the ius talionis-‘an Eye for an Eye, and a tooth for a tooth. A solemn adjuration was laid upon the Eye-witness; and he that refused to tell what he had seen or heard was accounted a criminal (Leviticus 5:1, Proverbs 29:24)
Materialism - If they cannot do this, nor have their Eye upon any particular crisis, it is a sign that they have no good reason for what they say. Yet there is no defect either in the ear, the Eye, or the nervous system; the brain is not disordered, for if his mind were not so fully occupied, he would perceive every one of those impressions which he now neglects. He casts his Eye upon its contents, and drops down without sense or motion. But no one would be absurd enough to suppose, that it was the effect of the paper alone, or of the characters inscribed upon it, unless those characters conveyed some meaning to the understanding
Diseases - Each would limit his practice to one part of the body, such as the Eye, the teeth, or the stomach. Infections of the Eye often resulted in blindness
Ethics - The Eye-for-eye rule was originally a limitation on unmeasured retribution
Ethics - Frequently the laws are, such as only a judge may administer: thus the claim of ‘an Eye for an Eye, and a tooth for a tooth’ ( Deuteronomy 19:21 ), being a maxim of fairness to be observed by a magistrate who has to decide between contending parties, is too harsh for guidance outside a court of law ( Matthew 5:38-39 ). When Israel sinned, it was punished; when it obeyed God, it prospered
Individual - The reform they seek is of personal action and manners, and the law they wish to see obeyed is God’s. The Eye of the writers may at times be on the nation, but even that is part of their personal piety, and to our day the unfailing interest of the Psalms is in the experience of the individual walking with his God. It is better to cut off the right hand than use another individual for our lusts, or to put out an Eye than purpose such a thing (Matthew 5:27-30)
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The "seven Eyes upon the one stone" are carved on it; not so much the Eyes of the Father (the Eye symbolizing providence, seven perfection) and of angels and saints ever fixed on Him (Zechariah 4:10; 1 Timothy 3:16; John 3:14-15; John 12:32; John 8:66), as His own sevenfold fullness of grace, and of the Spirit's gifts put "UPON Him" by God, so that "He shall not judge after the sight of His Eyes" (Isaiah 11:2-3; Revelation 6:5-6; John 1:16; John 3:34; Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:9); He is the living stone who not only attracts the Eyes of His people, but emits from Himself all illumination. Contrast the "little horn" with the "eyes of a man" (Daniel 7:8). ...
The same phrases recur in both: as "passeth by and returneth" (meobeer 'umishab ) in Zechariah 7:14, also in Zechariah 9:8; "to remove" (hebir ), Zechariah 3:4, and Zechariah 13:2; "the Eye of God," Zechariah 3:9; Zechariah 4:10; Zechariah 9:1; Zechariah 9:8; Israel's return from exile and ruling the foes, by the law of righteous retribution (Zechariah 2:10; Zechariah 9:12; also compare Zechariah 2:10 with Zechariah 9:9; Zechariah 14:4); Jehovah's coming to Zion and dwelling there
Inspiration - This degree of inspiration we attribute to those who were empowered to reveal heavenly mysteries, 'which Eye had not seen, and ear had not heard, ' to those who were sent with particular messages from God to his people, and to those who were employed to predict future events. Paul says, that he received the Gospel by revelation; that 'by revelation the mystery was made known to him, which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it was then revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit' and in another place, having observed that 'eye had not seen, nor ear heard, neither had entered into the heart of man the things which God had prepared for them that love him, ' he adds, "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit, " Rev. As a great part of the Scriptures was suggested or revealed to the writers; as the thoughts or sentiments, which were perfectly new to them, were conveyed into their minds by the Spirit, it is plain that they must have been accompanied with words proper to express them; and, consequently, that the words were dictated by the same influences on the mind which communicated the ideas. A perfect uniformity of style could not have taken place, unless they had all been inspired in the same degree, and by inspiration their faculties had been completely suspended, so that divine truths were conveyed by them in the same passive manner in which a pipe affords a passage to water, or a trumpet to the breath
Church Government - But he was not an Eye-witness of the risen Lord, and ‘the care of all the churches’ did not rest on him
Dress - Aprons of figleaves were our first parents' earliest attempt at dress to clothe their shame (See ADAM, (See ABEL) (Genesis 3:7; Genesis 3:21); "God made coats of skin and clothed them," doubtless taken from animals slain in sacrifice at His command; type of the garment of righteousness provided by God through His Son's sacrifice, wherewith we, whose own faulty righteousness could not clothe our shame, are completely covered so as to stand before the all-searching Eye of God (Isaiah 61:10). The ends had a fringe, and upon it a blue or purple riband, which continually being before their Eyes, with its heavenly hue, would be a remembrance to them that they should "remember all the Lord's commandments" (Numbers 15:38). The radid , "veils" (Isaiah 3:23), large enough to cover the head and person, distinct from the smaller "mufflers," or veils closely covering the face above, with apertures for the Eyes, but loosely flowing below (harhhalot )
Wine - " The effects of yayin , "red Eyes" (Genesis 49:12); producing "mockers" of God and man (Proverbs 20:1); causing error of judgment out of the way (Isaiah 28:7); but a restorative cordial where stimulants are needed (Proverbs 31:6). In Proverbs 23:31 "when it giveth its Eye (i
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Revelation 17:4 (b) The false woman represents and is a type of the great world-wide religious system, that denies the truths of the Gospel, and substitutes for GOD's Word the traditions of men, the teachings of religious leaders, and gaudy presentations that appeal to the Eye and the ear
Error - But the Eye brings with it the power of seeing; what we see depends not merely upon the object, but upon the organ of vision. He had ears, but he heard not; Eyes, yet he was blind
Glory (2) - But in John 2:11 and John 11:40 he is evidently describing some revelation to the inward Eye of what Christ essentially is, some intuition of His Divine power (only suggested by a visible ‘sign’) borne in upon the soul of the believer
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The use of this name was the first step in the differentiation of Christians from Jews in the public Eye. of Meyer, Rackham, Alford, Wordsworth on Acts 11:26; articles in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , Encyclopaedia Biblica , Dict
Deaf And Dumb - The open Eye, clear, candid, trustful, is a figure it faith throughout both Testaments (Psalms 119:18; Psalms 121:1, Proverbs 20:12, Mark 8:18, John 12:40, Romans 11:8)
Hadrianus, Publius Aelius, Emperor - QUADRATUS presented his Apologia, laying stress on the publicity of the works of Christ, and appealing to still surviving Eye-witnesses
Following - ‘having followed the Eye-witnesses and ministers of the word’ (see Blass, Philology of the Gospels, p. ), in the way of martyrdom (Meyer), which would lead to participation in His Master’s glory (see Godet’s note)
Providence - "He that denies providence denies God's attributes, His omniscience which is the Eye of providence, His mercy and justice which are the arms of providence, His power which is its life and motion, His wisdom which is the rudder whereby providence is steered, and holiness the compass and rule of its motion" (Charnock)
Ecbatana - (Orontes, at the foot of which Ecbatana was built,) and at the sad vacuum at its base; what had been Ecbatana, being now shrunk to comparative nothingness; I turned my Eye on the still busy scene of life which occupied the adjacent country; the extensive plain of Hamadan, and its widely extending hills
Church of England - Next to the Scriptures and the doctrine of the primitive church, the compilers had an Eye to the Augustan Confession, as appears from the identity of many of the articles; to the writings of Melancthon, whose assistance they desired, and whom King Edward invited over hither; the works of Erasmus; and the Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for any Christian Man
Language - The only point worth contending for is, that language was conveyed at once to the first pair in sufficient degree for intellectual intercourse with each other, and devotional intercourse with God; and that man was not left, as infidel writers have been pleased to say, to form it for himself out of rude and instinctive sounds. But when civilization again overtook these portions of mankind, and kingdoms and empires were founded among them, or they became integral parts of the old empires, then their intercourse with each other becoming more rapid, and artificial, and intellectual, their language was put into a new process of improvement, and to the Eye of the critic would exhibit the various stages of advancement; and in many it would be pushed beyond that perfection which it had when it first began to deteriorate
Jordan - It is, in fact, very considerable, and frequently becomes sensible to the Eye, by the fogs with which the lake is covered at the rising of the sun, and which are afterward dispersed by the heat
Eagle - ...
His Eyes discern afar off. In the same manner he describes the sudden desolations of Ammon in the next chapter; but, when he turns his Eye to the ruins of his own country, he exclaims, in still more energetic language, "Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heavens,"...
Lamentations 4:19
Sinai - When we drew near, and emerged out of a deep pass, the scenery was infinitely striking; and on the right extended a vast range of mountains, as far as the Eye could reach, from the vicinity of Sinai down to Tor, on the Gulf of Suez
Gospel - As long as oral teaching and exhortation could be had from Eye-witnesses and intimates of our Lord’s ministry, ‘gospel’ was reserved for this testimony; accordingly, the Apostle John (1 John 1:1) writes, ὁ ἦν ἀπʼ ἀρχῆς, ὃ ἀκηκόαμεν, ὃ ἑωπάκαμεν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν, ὃ ἐθεασάμεθα καὶ αἱ χαῖρες ἡμῶν ἐψηλάφησαν, περὶ τοῦ λόγου τῆς ζωῆς, ‘that which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with out Eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life. ...
But as the Eye-witnesses and their immediate successors passed away, believers had to fall back, perforce, upon a written record
Lamentations - The author of Lamentations was evidently an Eye witness who vividly and intensely realizes the sufferings which he mourns over. The same pathos, his "eyes running down with water" (Lamentations 1:16; Lamentations 2:11; Lamentations 3:48-49) for Zion, appears in both (Jeremiah 13:17), and the same feeling of terror on every side (Lamentations 2:22; Jeremiah 6:25; Jeremiah 46:5)
Church - Such are under the watchful Eye and care of their pastor, Hebrews 13:7
Monastery - "On the other hand, when we consider five hundred persons bred up in indolence and lost to the commonwealth; when we consider that these houses were the great nurseries of superstition, bigotry, and ignorance; the stews of sloth, stupidity, and perhaps intemperance; when we consider that the education received in them had not the least tincture of useful learning, good manners, or true religion, but tended rather to vilify and disgrace the human mind; when we consider that the pilgrims and strangers who resorted thither were idle vagabonds, who got nothing abroad that was equivalent to the occupations they left at home; and when we consider, lastly, that indiscriminate alms-giving is not real charity, but an avocation from labour and industry, checking every idea of exertion, and filling the mind with abject notions, we are led to acquiesce in the fate of these foundations, and view their ruins, not only with a picturesque Eye, but with moral and religious satisfaction
Renunciation - ‘If thy right Eye offend thee, pluck it out’ (Matthew 5:29-30; Matthew 18:8-9)
Uniqueness - At the same time, He showed Himself the absolutely uncompromising enemy of unrighteousness, insisting that it must be excluded from the thoughts as well as from the deeds, and requiring that the offending right hand should be cut off and the offending right Eye be plucked out (Matthew 5:29 f
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The burials and purchases were virtually one so far as his purpose was concerned, namely, to show the faith of the patriarchs and their interest in Canaan when to the Eye of sense all seemed against the fulfillment of God's promise; Stephen hereby implying that, however visionary Jesus' and His people's prospects might seem, yet they are as certain as were the patriarchs' prospects when their only possession in Canaan was a tomb. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit," strained his Eyes with steadfast look into heaven" (atenisas , the same word as describes the disciples' look after the ascending Saviour: Acts 1:10)
Columbanus, Abbat of Luxeuil And Bobbio - His chief training was in the monastery of Bangor, on the coast of Down, under the Eye of St. Colonies of pious monks journeyed forth under the leadership of able abbats, carrying the light of Christianity through the dangerous wilds of continental heathendom
Judgment - The Eye of Omniscience detects every concealment by which they would screen from observation themselves, or their iniquity
Jeremiah - Jerusalem is, as it were, personified, and bewailed with the passionate sorrow of private and domestic attachment; while the more general pictures of the famine, the common misery of every rank, and age, and sex, all the desolation, the carnage, the violation, the dragging away into captivity, the remembrance of former glories, of the gorgeous ceremonies and the glad festivals, the awful sense of the divine wrath heightening the present calamities, are successively drawn with all the life and reality of an Eye-witness
Ecclesiastes - And he lived in or near Jerusalem, for he was an Eye-witness of events which occurred at the ‘holy place’ ( Ecclesiastes 8:10 )
Neighbour (2) - Yet men are not to close their Eyes to the characters of those about them. If our own Eyes are blinded by the beam of self-righteousness and pride, we cannot see clearly to cast out the mote out of our brother’s Eye (Matthew 7:3-5 || Luke 6:41 || Galatians 6:1)
Pity - The closed Eye and the bowed head are not the true marks of Him who reigns from the Cross, who teaches us to see through every sign of weakness the fulfilment of His own words, I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself’ (Westcott, The Victory of the Cross, vi
Art - The visible to the Christian Eye is in every part a revelation of the invisible. The love of the beautiful may degenerate into the lust of the Eye, because the inward and spiritual is forgotten, and the sacramentalism of art is lost. It may then become necessary to pluck out the Eye that sees, or to cut off the fashioning hand, in order to enter into life; but it is a choice of evils,—the man escapes Gehenna, but he enters into life ‘maimed
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Interesting comparisons in the “eye for an Eye” law, the case of rape on the mountain as contrasted with in the city, possession of the goring ox, kidnapping, killing a thief in the house, and matters of deposited property can be made between these laws and those of Moses. ...
Interesting sidelights on the general period of the Judges and Kings include the Egyptian custom of counting the victims of a campaign from stacks of severed hands (compare Judges 8:6 ), the putting out of an Eye (1 Samuel 11:1-11 ), or both Eyes (2 Kings 25:7 ), and depiction of circumcised men on a Megiddo ivory [2] where the subject described his ordeal
Lutherans - As we descend to particulars, it will be necessary to keep our Eye upon one prominent doctrine, which was eminently conspicuous in all the controversies of the Lutherans,—the doctrine of COMPLETE REDEMPTION BY CHRIST, which in their idea their adversaries (the Papists) disregarded, who denied in effect the depravity of our nature, believed the favour of Heaven in this life recoverable by what was denominated merit of congruity, and, in the life to come, by that which was termed merit of condignity, and founded predestination upon merits of such a description; thus in every instance, while retaining the name of Christians, rendering Christianity itself superfluous. It was, therefore, in the loss of this celestial aid, this superadded gift, and not in any depravity of his mind, that they supposed the principal evil derivable from his lapse to consist; a loss, however, which, by a due exertion of his innate abilities, they deemed to be retrievable; and hence sprung that offensive doctrine of human sufficiency which, in the Lutheran's Eye, completely obscured the glory of the Gospel, and which, when applied to the sinner's conscience, taught the haughty to presume, and the humble to despair. Allowing no medium between righteousness and unrighteousness, the approbation and disapprobation of the Almighty, characterizing that as sinful which is confessedly not holy, and thus annihilating every ground of self- presumption, they inculcated the necessity of contemplating with the Eye of faith those means of reconciliation which Christianity alone affords. He, they argued, who, having disobeyed the laws of Heaven, is desirous of returning into that state of acceptance from which he has fallen, must not expect free forgiveness; but previously by unfeigned sorrow of heart deserve the restoration of grace, and, with it, the obliteration of his offences
Magic, Divination, And Sorcery - It has also been suggested that the word is a denominative from ayin (‘eye’), and means ‘to glance with an evil Eye
Conscience - Similarly, when a conscience is said to be ‘good’ or ‘pure’ or ‘void of offence,’ the reference is to the sense of peace and moral harmony with God and man which comes to one who has loyally obeyed the dictates of the Moral Law; while an uncleansed or evil conscience is one on which there rests the burden and pain of sin that is unatoned for and unforgiven. Ignorance darkens it (Ephesians 4:18), sin defiles it (Titus 1:15); and only an Eye that is purged and enlightened can see clearly. To follow Christ is to have the light of life (John 8:12); while to hate one’s brother is to walk in darkness with blinded Eyes, and so to lose the knowledge of the way (1 John 2:11; cf. But sin so perverts and blinds the inward Eye that the very light that is in us is darkness (Matthew 6:23)
Bethlehem - ’ The hillsides around, merging into the hill country of Judaea, though they look bare to the Eye at a distance, afford pastures for flocks of sheep and goats. ...
Bethlehem, notwithstanding its royal associations and its renown as the birthplace of the world’s Redeemer, has never been, and is never likely to be, more in the Eye of the world than ‘little among the thousands of Judah’ (Micah 5:2). The stream of Messianic hope, as it flows onwards and broadens from age to age, is not unlike that river of Spain which for a considerable part of its course flows underground, and only at intervals miles apart throws up pools to the surface, which the inhabitants call ‘the Eyes’ of the Guadiana
Divination - Others take it from 'Αyin , "the Eye," "one fascinating with the Eyes" (Matthew 20:15)
Fall - The serpent claimed that the phrases “your Eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5 ) are God's reasons for giving the prohibitive command; in reality, these phrases express the human reasons for breaking the command. In a more refined manner she judged it to be pleasant to the Eye
Miracles - The Synoptic Gospels do not profess to be written by Eye-witnesses, but the Fourth Gospel does claim to give first-hand testimony (John 21:24, confirmed by many internal indications), though it was written more than half a century after the events which are recorded
Head - In the OT the body is regarded as a co-operative group of quasi-independent sense-organs, each possessed of psychical and ethical, as well as physical, life (see articles Eye, Ear, Hand, and cf. According to this, ‘spirit’ was conveyed by the arteries to the different sense-organs (H
Paul's Visit to Jerusalem to See Peter - 'I have the most perfect, and at first-hand, assurance of all these things from them that were Eye-witnesses and ministers of the Word,' says Paul's physician and private secretary
Abram - From a hill near Bethel, which it is said may still be identified, Abram and Lot surveyed the country; and Lot, having his choice allowed him, selected the rich valley of the Jordan for his abode, careless what kind of associates he would thus meet with; while Abram, with the renewed assurance that Canaan should be given to his seed, went southward to Mamre and dwelt there. The Lord held again mysterious conference with Abraham, before Sodom was destroyed, and Abraham, perhaps in consequence of that catastrophe, journeyed south-west into the land of the Philistines at Gerar; and there the evil step in Egypt was repeated. Then it was, no doubt, that his Eye was opened to perceive in the dim future another sacrifice, of a dearer Son yielded by a higher Father (and probably on or near that very spot), a sacrifice actually consummated, by the virtue of which a propitiation of world-wide virtue was effected. Such briefly is the story of this father of the faithful, from whom the precious seed descended, and into whose bosom the faithful dead are said to have been conveyed
Head - In the OT the body is regarded as a co-operative group of quasi-independent sense-organs, each possessed of psychical and ethical, as well as physical, life (see articles Eye, Ear, Hand, and cf. According to this, ‘spirit’ was conveyed by the arteries to the different sense-organs (H
Mark, Gospel According to - This shows that some who were not from the beginning Eye-witnesses and ministers of the word had already written narratives of the Gospel history, and by implication avers (Luke 1:3) that these narratives were incomplete in not beginning ‘from the first’ (ἅνωθεν); also we perhaps gather that they were not in St. But from internal evidence we should gather that the author was either an Eye-witness of the events described or at least that he had first-hand information
Animals - The three Synoptics record the saying, ‘It is easier for a camel to pass through a needle’s Eye than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God’ (Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25, Luke 18:25). There is no need to stumble at the hyperbole involved in ‘a needle’s Eye,’ nor is it necessary to explain the phrase as a reference to a particularly small gate (see art
Disease - " Based on Galatians 4:12-15,6:11 , it is often inferred that Paul's "thorn in the flesh" was Eye disease (cf
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The account of many things is marked by vivid touches suitable to an Eye-witness only, which Peter was; e
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Christ's atonement makes a change, not in God's character as if God's love was produced by it, but in our position judicially considered in the Eye of the divine law
Nebuchadnezzar - Zedekiah's Eyes were put out after he had seen his sons slain first at Riblah, where Nebuchadnezzar "gave judgment upon him," and was kept a prisoner in Babylon the rest of his life. The panorama of the world's glory that overcame Nebuchadnezzar through the lust of the Eye, as he stood on his palace roof, Satan tried upon Jesus in vain (Genesis 3:5). a complete sacred cycle of time, a week of years, had passed over him, and with the glimmer of reason left he "lifted up his Eyes unto heaven," instead of beast like turning his Eyes downward (compare Jonah 2:1-2; Jonah 2:4), and turned to Him that smote him (Isaiah 9:13), and "honoured Him" whom before he had robbed of His due honour
Lazarus - Their unbelief, "could not this man which opened the Eyes of the blind (John 9, they allude not to the raising of Jairus' daughter and the widow of Nain's son, which took place in Galilee, but to the miracle which made such a stir in Jerusalem; they never thought of His raising the dead) have caused that even this man should not have died?" made Him "groan again. The Eye witnesses bore record, and the people who heard of it from them met Him on His way to Jerusalem, and formed part of His retinue in His triumphal entry with the palmbearing multitude (John 12:12; John 12:17-18)
Holy Spirit - It is necessary, therefore, not only that the disciple should behold Jesus ( John 16:16-17 ; John 16:19 ) as the Apostles did with their Eyes ( 1 John 1:1 , John 19:35 ) and as later believers do through the Apostolic word ( John 17:20 , Luke 1:2 ), but that he should abide in Him ( John 15:4 ). So when Jesus of Nazareth begins His work as the Anointed One of Hebrew expectation, there lights upon Him what to the outward Eye appears as a dove ( Mark 1:10 ||), emblem of that brooding presence (cf
Government - Now the tax revenues went to the treasury of that foreign state, and a new legal system had to be obeyed alongside the Hebrew law. When local kings were allowed to rule, it was only at the pleasure of the foreign power and under the watchful Eye of foreign military
Nahum - He has no Eye for the shortcoming or sin of Judah, and no revelation to make of the inner history or moral character of his own generation
Idol, Idolatry - From the selection of materials to the final embellishment of Eye paint the process is most effectively portrayed in the great prophetic parodies of Isaiah 44:6-20 and Jeremiah 10:1-16
Headship - Thus quoted and applied, the words of the Psalm speak of the Messiah as of Him ‘upon whom depend the maintenance and development of the theocracy, without whom it would fall to pieces, as the corner-stone is the upholder and stay of a building’ (Meyer). of Meyer and Alford; Baethgen, Psalmen, ad loc. under the figure of a body whose several members (eye, hand, head, feet, Romans 12:21) are individual Christians
Paul as a Preacher - Then, although we be in ourselves altogether sinful and unrighteous, yet even the man who is in himself impious, full of iniquity, full of sin; him being found in Christ through faith, and having his sin in hatred through repentance, him God beholdeth with a gracious Eye; putteth away his sin by not imputing it; taketh quite away the punishment due thereunto, by pardoning it; and accepteth him in Christ Jesus, as perfectly righteous, as if he had fulfilled all that is commanded him in the law; shall I say more perfectly righteous than if himself had fulfilled the whole law? I must take heed what I say, but the apostle saith, 'God made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him
Asia Minor, Cities of - Laodicea served as home to a medical school renowned for production of collyrium, an Eye salve. Revelation makes mention of the riches of the city, admonishing believers to seek instead spiritual gold of eternal worth, and to anoint their Eyes with a spiritual salve
Simeon - " His mentioning his original name accords with his design in 2 Peter, to warn against coming false teachers (2 Peter 2) by setting forth the true "knowledge" of Christ on the testimony of the original apostolic Eye witnesses like himself. " When Jesus' parents brought Him into the temple to redeem Him as the firstborn with five shekels according to the law (Numbers 18:15), and to present Him to the Lord, Simeon took Him up in his arms, and blessing God said, "Lord, now Thou dost let Thy servant depart in peace (not a prayer, but a thanksgiving; again like Jacob, Genesis 46:30); for mine Eyes (not another, Job 19:27) have seen (1 John 1:1) Thy (Isaiah 28:16; Luke 3:6) salvation: which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people (the universality of the gospel): a light to lighten the Gentiles (Isaiah 9:2), and (not only light, but also) the glory of Thy people Israel" (Isaiah 60:1-3)
Ideas (Leading) - First, the prevailing wrong motives are pointed out: the praise of men which too often destroys the reality of the religious life (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5; Matthew 6:16; Matthew 6:18); greed of gain, the laying up of earthly treasures (Matthew 6:19-24), which makes the ‘single Eye’ impossible; anxiety for the necessaries of life, food and clothing, things that will surely be given us if we live a true life (Matthew 6:25-34). An external morality had no value in His Eyes. In the last resort, the ‘single Eye’ and the ‘pure heart’ are the same. They conveyed to mankind one of the greatest gifts which even Christianity had to bestow: the belief that each human soul is of absolute value, above all price or estimation
Gospels (2) - Those who had been privileged to be ‘eye-witnesses and ministers of the word’ ‘delivered’ (παρέδοσαν) to others what they deemed essential in what they had seen and heard in the course of their attendance on their Master, and ‘many’ of their hearers ‘took in hand to draw up narratives’ (ἀνατάξασθαι διήγησιν). The number of those who could be reckoned as ‘eye-witnesses and ministers of the word’ cannot have been very great
Terah - Terah was taken in Ur of the Chaldees, and was there made the type and the teacher of all those wise men of the east, and of the west, and of the north, and of the south: all the elect within the election, and without: all those men old in years, but whose Eye is not dim, nor their intellectual nor their spiritual strength one iota abated. From youth we are soon ushered into manhood, and from one stage of manhood on into another; till, if we have God's blessing on us, we become old like Terah, with our Eye not dim, nor our strength abated. Let us open our Eyes
Work - The first couple's Eyes have been opened to the reality of evil (Genesis 3:7 ) and closed to the reality of God's works and God's will. God's love is not only to be placed between the Eyes (i. Wright, An Eye for an Eye: The Place of Old Testament Ethics Today
Ascension (2) - Luke, he cannot be reckoned an Eye-witness; but he may furnish the information of an Eye-witness
Pharaoh - When this mummy was unwound "once more, after an interval of thirty-six centuries, human Eyes gazed on the features of the man who had conquered Syria and Cyprus and Ethiopia, and had raised Egypt to the highest pinnacle of her power. The head is shaven, the Eyebrows are white, the condition of the body points to considerably more than threescore years of life, thus confirming the opinions of the learned, who have attributed a long reign to this king. The forehead is low and narrow; the brow-ridge prominent; the Eye-brows are thick and white; the Eyes are small and close together; the nose is long, thin, arched like the noses of the Bourbons; the temples are sunk; the cheek-bones very prominent; the ears round, standing far out from the head, and pierced, like those of a woman, for the wearing of earrings; the jaw-bone is massive and strong; the chin very prominent; the mouth small, but thick-lipped; the teeth worn and very brittle, but white and well preserved. The hairs are white, like those of the head and Eyebrows, but are harsh and bristly, and a tenth of an inch in length
Balaam - The "seer" lacks the spiritual Eye to discern the angel of the Lord, because it was blinded by lust of riches and honor. Not until after the Lord opened the donkey's mouth is it written that" his Eyes were opened" (Numbers 24:3-4), whereas they had been "shut" (margin): "falling" refers to his falling with his donkey (not as KJV: "into a trance") and then having his Eyes "opened
the Unprofitable Servant - Whatever other men may make or may not make of this fine scripture, no minister can possibly miss or mistake its meaning for him, or get away from Christ's all-seeing Eye as he reads it. To be the most unprofitable of servants in our own Eyes; to sink into the dust every night speechless with shame and pain over another all but lost day; and at the same time to lie down to sleep accepted in the Beloved,-that is truly to fight the good fight of faith, and to fight it with the whole armour of God: that is really and truly to keep the faith of the gospel till we shall hear our Master's voice saying over us also,-Well done, thou good and faithful servant! Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord
the Wedding Guest Who Sat Down in the Lowest Room - It so happens that just as I am composing these lines for you I have come in our morning worship on this children's hymn for your children and mine:-...
Day by day the little daisyLooks up with its yellow Eye,Never murmurs, never wishesIt were hanging up on high. Our Eyes will seek for them, and, as soon as we enter the supper-room, we will see men and women already seated there, the sight of whom will so awaken and inflame our old sin and shame, that we will turn to flee: only, by that time, escape will be impossible, for the door will be shut
Dominicans - ...
One of the four Dominicans, who had undertaken the management of this plot, conveyed himself secretly into Jetzer's cell, and about midnight appeared to him in a horrid figure, surrounded with howling dogs, and seeming to blow fire from his nostrils, by the means of a box of combustibles which he held near his mouth. The deluded simpleton obeyed, and was admired as a saint by the multitudes that crowded about the convent; while the four friars that managed the imposture magnified, in the most pompous manner, the miracle of this apparition in their sermons, and in their discourses. ...
The next night this masculine virgin brought, as he pretended, some of the linen in which Christ had been buried, to soften the wound; and gave Jetzer a soporific draught, which had in it the blood of an unbaptized child, some grains of incense and of consecrated salt, some quicksilver, the hairs of the Eye- brows of a child; all which, with some stupifying and poisonous ingredients, were mingled together by the prior with magic ceremonies, and a solemn dedication of himself to the devil in hope of his succour
Unbelief (2) - Like the emissaries of Vladimir, who reported in favour of Greek Christianity because the grand services at Constantinople had appealed to their imagination, they are to be reached only by that which strikes the Eye
Wealth (2) - The strongest saying of Jesus against wealth, ‘It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s Eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God,’ is recorded by Mt
Zebedee - He was doubtless controlled to a great extent by sentiment, but it must be admitted that even at the present day many of the valleys, especially to the west of Nazareth, and above all that of Seffurieh, justify his description, with their profusion of flowers, fruits, and greenness so pleasing to the Eye in contrast to the white rocks
Logos - The Logos, then, is not a mere catchword, put forth in order to seize the Eye and arouse the interest of the Greek reader
Mark, the Gospel of - When Mark told a story, he possessed a flair for the dramatic and an Eye for detail. ...
Mark's concern for detail, sometimes to the point of redundancy (see Mark 6:49-50 NIV, “when they saw Him because they all saw Him “He spoke to them and said ”), demonstrates his reliance upon Eyewitness testimony
Heal, Health - Wine is recommended for Timothy's weak stomach, Eye-salve for the Thyatiran church's blindness (metaphorical, but significant)
Heart - On the other hand, humble and obscure actions, like the widow’s offering and the publican’s supplication, He declared to be of inestimable worth in the Eye of Heaven, by reason of the genuine heart-feeling from which they sprang (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 18:13-14)
Games - Another event in the games is recalled by the expressive term πυκτεύω (1 Corinthians 9:26), rendered by ‘fight,’ ‘box’ (Revised Version margin), and the no less expressive δέρων (1 Corinthians 9:26), ‘beating,’ and ὑπωπιάξω (1 Corinthians 9:27), ‘buffet’ or ‘bruise’ (under the Eye)
Atonement - A satisfaction is offered suited to the Eye and mind of him who is displeased and who judges; and through this there is purgation of the offence, cleansing, forgiveness, and favour, according to him who takes cognisance of the evil
the Man Who Went Out to Borrow Three Loaves at Midnight - The evangelist here gives his readers this report of that day just as he had received it from an Eye and ear witness of the occurrences of that day, and he introduces this most important narrative with a certain studied circumstantiality of style
Holiness - And this becomes a most interesting part to be considered, because without an Eye to the Lord Jesus, nothing in the creation of God can be farther from holiness, than poor, fallen, ruined, undone man
Music - " The same learned writer has given a drawing, made under his own Eye, of an Egyptian musical instrument, represented on a very ancient obelisk at Rome, brought from Egypt by Augustus
Ammonites - The inhabitants were inclined to acknowledge Nahash as their sovereign; but he would accept their submission only on condition that every one of them should consent to lose his right Eye, and that thus he might fix a lasting reproach upon Israel: but from this humiliating and severe requisition they were delivered by Saul, who vanquished and dispersed the army of Nahash
Banquet - ...
When a Persian comes into an assembly, and has saluted the house, he then measures with his Eye the place to which his degree of rank entitles him; he straightway wedges himself into the line of guests, without offering any apology for the general disturbance which he produces
Heart - On the other hand, humble and obscure actions, like the widow’s offering and the publican’s supplication, He declared to be of inestimable worth in the Eye of Heaven, by reason of the genuine heart-feeling from which they sprang (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 18:13-14)
Mental Characteristics - His humility was profound, and has changed the estimation of this quality in the Eyes of mankind. ’ Yet never were such tremendous assertions made by any one about himself, or such unfaltering emphasis laid upon the place he must hold in the Eyes of others, and the claims he made upon them: ‘He that loveth father or mother … son or daughter, more than me, is not worthy of me. On the one hand, He always saw things just as they are, undistorted by His own feelings, unconcealed by custom or convention, neither excused nor glorified, if faulty, by their associations, nor hackneyed or degraded by their common abuse. Amidst men whose Eyes were sharpened by envy to detect the least fault, and who tried many times to ensnare Him in His words because they despaired of tripping Him in wrong conduct, He threw down the challenge without misgiving: ‘Which of you convicteth me of sin?’ And none dared take it up, either then or later (Mark 14:55): nor in the sixty generations that have passed since then have any such ethical advances been made that, looking back from our present vantage ground, we can point to anything as sin in Him. This can be done only by one whose ‘eye is single. ‘Give to him that asketh of thee’ (Matthew 5:42),—though experience shows too surely how much moral mischief may be done by indiscriminate charity; ‘Ask, and it shall be given you’ (Matthew 7:7),—though prayers by no means always win what has been prayed for; ‘It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s Eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God’ (Mark 10:25),—though wealth used worthily is no such bar to entry, and must itself be regarded as a ‘loan from the Lord. Whether it were the purpose and use of the Temple, or the religious customs and conventions of the day, or practical problems involving conflicting considerations, like that set to Peter by the question, ‘Doth not your Master pay the half-shekel?’ (Matthew 17:24), or inquiries on the outer confines of human thought, such as those concerning eschatology and the life beyond death, the Lord Jesus always looked into the very heart of the facts before Him, so that all accessories and accidents seemed to drop away and leave the truth in its naked simplicity under His Eyes
Koran - It requires not the Eye of a philosopher to discover in every soil and country a principle of national pride: and if we look back for many ages on the history of the Arabians, we shall easily perceive that pride among them invariably to have consisted in the knowledge and improvement of their native language. ...
'Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him, ' 1 Corinthians 2:9
Moses - After thus destroying their idol, he inflicted punishment on the idolaters themselves; for he summoned all that were on the Lord's side to attend him; and all the Levites having obeyed the call, he sent them, in the name of the Lord, to slay all the idolaters, from one end of the camp to the other, without favour or affection either to their neighbour or to their brother; and they slew about three thousand men. At Meribah Kadesh the congregation murmured against Moses, for bringing them into a barren wilderness without water; when the Lord commanded Moses to take his rod, which had been laid up before the Lord, and with Aaron to assemble the congregation together, and to speak to the rock before their Eyes; which should supply water for the congregation and their cattle. And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the Eyes of the children of Israel; therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them," Numbers 20:1-13 ; and afterward in stronger terms: "Because ye rebelled against my commandment," &c. Get thee up unto the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine Eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine Eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan," Exodus 18:5 . "His Eye was not dim, nor his natural strength abated," Deuteronomy 34:7 : and the noblest of all his compositions was his Song, or the Divine Ode, which Bishop Lowth elegantly styles, Cycnea Oratio, "the Dying Swan's Oration. There is a minuteness in the details of the Mosaic writings, which bespeaks their truth; for it often bespeaks the Eye-witness, as in the adventures of the wilderness; and often seems intended to supply directions to the artificer, as in the construction of the tabernacle
Polycarp - Irenaeus remembers Polycarp very clearly; he can describe the very place in which the blessed Polycarp used to sit when he discoursed, how he came in and went out, his personal appearance, the speeches that he addressed to the Christian community, how he would describe his intercourse with John and with the rest who had seen the Lord (τὴν μετὰ Ἰωάννου συναναστροφὴν … καὶ μετὰ τῶν ἑορακότων τὸν κύριον), how he recalled their words and the things that he had heard them relate concerning the Lord, His miracles, and His teaching, how Polycarp had received all that from Eye-witnesses of the Word of life. 3-8) knows that Polycarp, who was taught by the apostles and who lived with several persons who were Eye-witnesses of the Lord, received his appointment in Asia from the apostles as bishop in the Church of Smyrna (ὑπὸ τῶν ἀποστόλων κατασταθεὶς εἰς τὴνʼ Ασίαν ἐντῇ ἐν Σμύρνῃ ἐκκλησίᾳ ἐπίσκοπος). Polycarp, casting his Eyes on the multitude of pagans who filled the stadium, ‘sighs, and, raising his Eyes towards heaven, says, “Away with the atheists!” ’ But he refused to curse the Christ (ix
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Bible, Authority of the - "When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the Eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. " The heart of the confession that follows is found in this paragraph: "Holy Scripture, being God's own Word, written by men prepared and superintended by His Spirit, is of infallible divine authority in all matters upon which it touches: it is to be believed, as God's instruction, in all that it affirms; obeyed, as God's command, in all that it requires; embraced, as God's pledge, in all that it promises
Corinth - Some gave themselves out to be apostles (2 Corinthians 11:5; 2 Corinthians 11:13), alleging that Paul was not of the twelve nor an Eye-witness of the gospel facts, and did not dare to prove his apostleship by claiming support from the church (1 Corinthians 9). " A marvelous triumph of Christian love! Paul's persecutor paid in his own coin by the Greeks, before Gallio's Eyes, and then subdued to Christ by the love of him whom he sought to persecute
Scripture - And, as they neither would nor could deceive the world, so they either could nor would be deceived themselves; for they were days, months, and years, Eye and ear-witnesses of the things which they relate; and, when they had not the fullest evidence of important facts, they insisted upon new proofs, and even upon sensible demonstrations; as, for instance, Thomas, in the matter of our Lord's resurrection, John 20:25 ; and to leave us no room to question their sincerity, most of them joyfully sealed the truth of their doctrines with their own blood
Tabernacle - ...
As to the Levites' service (Numbers 3-4) of the tabernacle, exact details as to the parts each family should carry on march are given, such as none but an Eye-witness would detail
Wages - Until then, believers are encouraged with the promise that "no Eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9 )
Adam (1) - Satan's antitrinity, the lust of the flesh ("the woman saw that the tree was good for food"), the lust of the Eye ("and that it was pleasant to the Eyes"), and the pride of life (and a "tree to be desired to make one wise") seduced man: 1 John 2:16; compare ACHAN; Joshua 7:21
God - Paul says that ‘the things which Eye saw not’ (he seems to be paraphrasing Isaiah 64:4) have been revealed by God ‘unto us’ (ἡμῖν is emphatic here) ‘through the Spirit, for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God’ (1 Corinthians 2:9 f
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - And it must have been a matter of constant regret to Polycarp that he had not been born just a little earlier in that century so as to have seen his Lord with his own Eyes and so as to have heard Him with his own ears. No doubt the parenthesist had in his Eye Polycarp's riches toward God exclusively
the Children of Capernaum Playing at Marriages And Funerals in the Market-Place - The next time, then, that opinions and proposals differ where you are concerned, seize you this assurance, that God Himself has brought about that difference of opinion, and those conflicting proposals, with His Eye set on you
Divination - In such a world the Satan fashioned himself into an ἄγγελος φωτός (2 Thessalonians 2:9-109), δαίμονες entered into men, and were cast out by men (Luke 11:19, Mark 9:38), converts to the religion of Jesus who had believed and were baptized proposed to purchase the ability to confer the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:19), the power of the evil Eye was exercised (Mark 7:22), and ἀρχαί and δυνἁμεις, ‘principalities’ and ‘powers’ (Romans 8:38), ‘mustered their unseen array
Job - I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine Eye seeth Thee. Whom I shall see for myself, and mine Eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me
Mary Magdalene - And thus it was that there was no Eye-witness left to tell us how Mary Magdalene stood close up to the Cross weeping, and how she did wash His feet with her tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head
Egypt - The atmosphere has a splendor which the Eye can scarcely bear, and a burning sun, whose glow is tempered by no shade, scorches through the whole day these vast and unprotected plains
Take - Neither let her take thee with her Eyelids. ...
To take aim, to direct the Eye or a weapon to a particular object
John, the Epistles of - In the opening he rested this truth on his apostolic witness of the Eye, the ear, and the touch; so at the close on God's witness, which the believer accepts, and by rejecting which the unbeliever makes God a liar
John, Gospel of (Critical) - We desire to know who it is that claims to be an Eye-witness; who it is that narrates events and discourses of Jesus so distinct in character from the Synoptics, and yet meant to occupy a place alongside these without contradiction; who it is that has so boldly mingled historic fact and ideal conceptions, that has given to the Person of Christ a timeless cosmic significance, and has represented our Lord in His acts and in His words as Himself justifying that impression and those claims. If, on the other hand, the writer was the beloved disciple, an Eye-witness possessing a specially intimate knowledge of the mind and character of Jesus, we have an assurance that when, for example, he wrote the opening sentences of the Gospel, he felt himself in touch not merely with current theological. An additional confirmation of the view that the historicity alone is within the purview of the writer is that the words of the First Epistle (it is true in a somewhat inaccurate rendering), ‘What we have seen with our Eyes, and heard with our ears, and our hands have handled, these things we have written’ (haec scripsimus), are quoted as a reference by the author to his Gospel
God - No person, for example that knows the principles of optics, and the structure of the Eye, can believe that it was formed without skill in that science; or that the ear was formed without the knowledge of sounds; or that the male and female in animals were not formed for each other, and for continuing the species. "All things are naked and open before the Eyes of him with whom we have to do. " That he is a Being of unspotted purity and perfect rectitude: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts!" "A God of truth, and in whom is no iniquity:" "Of purer Eyes than to behold iniquity. Hence also he must be perfectly similar, all Eye, all ear, all arm, all the power of perceiving, understanding, and acting; but after a manner not at all corporeal, after a manner not like that of men, after a manner wholly to us unknown
Leo i, the Great - Leo was the man for the post: lofty and severe in life and aims, rigid and stern in insisting on the rules of ecclesiastical discipline; gifted with an indomitable energy, courage, and perseverance, and a capacity for keeping his Eye on many widely distant spheres of activity at once; inspired with an unhesitating acceptance and an admirable grasp of the dogmatic faith of the church, which he was prepared to press everywhere at all costs; finally, possessed with, and unceasingly acting upon, an overmastering sense of the indefeasible authority of the church of Rome as the divinely ordained centre of all church work and life, he stands out as the Christian representative of the imperial dignity and severity of old Rome, and is the true founder of the medieval papacy in all its magnificence of conception and uncompromising strength. We see him standing as in a watch-tower, with his Eye on every part of the Christian world, zealous everywhere for the interests of the faith and of discipline, and, wherever he sees occasion, taking the opportunity of insinuating the authority of his see, not only in the West, but in the East
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - The God, he said, whose law was "An Eye for an Eye, and a tooth for a tooth," was a just God, but not the same as that good God whose command was, "If any smite thee on the one cheek, turn to him the other also
Perfection (of Jesus) - Men judge of goodness by the Eye. Their inward thought has always placed them in a line with the publican in the Temple who would not so much as lift his Eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast and cried, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner’ (Luke 18:13). His Eye rested on the beauty of the earth with the poet’s joy and understanding. And He looked with loving, discerning Eyes on all the pageant of human life
Deuteronomy, the Book of - ...
The second passage is Deuteronomy 28, where he declares more fully than in Leviticus 26 what evils should overtake Israel in the event of their disobedience, with such specific particularity that the Spirit in him must be not declaring contingencies, but foretelling the penal results of their sin which have since so literally come to pass; their becoming "a byword among all nations where the Lord has led them"; their being besieged by "a nation of a fierce countenance, until their high walls wherein they trusted came down"; their "eating the fruit of their own body, the flesh of their sons and daughters, in the straitness of the siege, and the Eye of the tender and delicate woman being evil toward the husband of her bosom and toward her child which she shall eat for want of all things secretly in the siege"; their dispersion so as to "find no ease, and the sole of their foot to have no rest among the nations," but to have "a trembling heart, failing of Eyes, and sorrow of mind, their life hanging in doubt, in fear day and night, and having none assurance of life"; "the whole land (Deuteronomy 29:23) not sown, nor bearing, nor having grass
Sadducees - ...
Their unpatriotic conduct in Maccabaean times cannot be palliated, and there is reason to fear that worldliness and an Eye to the main chance dulled the purity of their devotion to the Law
Mark, Theology of - In the face of this paradox only the Eye of faith can recognize that as the Son of God Jesus obeyed and suffered freely (10:45) and rose from the dead as he promised (8:31; 9:31; 10:34; 14:28; 16:6). Meye, Jesus and the Twelve ; W
Individuality - A man does not fail of that individuality which the Kingdom of God requires, even though he have to cut off an offending hand or pluck out an offending Eye, and enter blind and maimed (Matthew 5:29). But in Christ’s Eyes this should not be the way of showing a man’s true nature
Shimei - Let him close your Eyes. Every hour of every day; every man I meet; every word that enters my ear; every sight that enters my Eye; all my thoughts within me that like a case of knives wounds my heart-it is all the Lord! If this life were all, then, I admit, it might be different
Common Life - Purity and holiness in the Eyes of the Pharisees were matters of ceremonial observance far more than of heart and life; and to such an extent had they elaborated the Mosaic ritual, that it was no longer possible for the poor man and the toiler to attain to holiness in the sense which they had rendered popular. Apparently, then, in the Eyes of our Lord, even this, the most despised of callings, could be followed by a member of the kingdom. Than this there could be no stronger argument for the value and the nobleness of common life in the Eyes of the Father and the Son. It tends to harden the heart against compassion and charity, to make the man self-sufficient, to give a physical delight so great as to close the Eyes to that which is spiritual (cf. Things as precious and as natural as the hand and Eye and foot may yet lead to sin and obstruct the passage to the higher life (Matthew 5:29 f. Only to the Eyes of him whose heart is filled with the Father’s love, is all the beauty of the Creator’s work displayed
the Man Who Cast Seed Into the Round And it Grew up he Knew Not How - ...
If we only had the Eyes to see it, there is not a little of our Lord's teaching and preaching that is autobiographical, and experimental, and is consequently of the nature of a personal testimony. Till, you may depend upon it, our Lord had His Eye and His heart on His saints who are undergoing a great spiritual sanctification when He spake this many-sided and most comforting parable
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - Then the water stood in Christiana's Eyes, for she was a woman quick of apprehension, and she said, "Yes, Lord, there is more here than one; yea, and spiders whose venom is far more destructive than that which is in her. Their whole head will be waters, and their Eyes one fountain of tears just at that moment when God is rising up in compassion, and in recompense, to wipe all tears from their Eyes for ever. "I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine Eye seeth Thee
the Man Who Found Treasure Hid in a Field - He determined to sell all those dear possessions and delights of his for the sake of the treasure his Eyes had once got sight of in that enriching and entrancing field. ' And then, on that day, the poorest parish in all Scotland, and the meanest mission-field in all the world, will be seen to yield up treasures that will dazzle the Eyes of men and angels to see them. And the Eyes of that happy ploughman of Capernaum did not glisten with tears of greater joy than did that old elder's Eyes when he told me that he had determined on a house within reach of the pulpit to which he owed his own soul, and his children's souls. If you had been preachers you would have been tempted to read your Bible almost solely with an Eye to good texts
the Sower Who Went Forth to Sow - And then he rises off his knees, slowly and reverently, as if he were still in the King's presence, with his Eyes and his whole appearance full of holy fear and holy love. His Eye is single, and this whole house has been full of light to him tonight
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - Calvin also has suffered no little vituperation for sitting all day over his Institutes, and never once lifting up his Eyes to give us a description of the Alps overhead. Bernard because he rode a whole day along the shores of the lake of Geneva with his monk's cowl so drawn down over his Eyes that he had to ask his host at sunset where that famous water was which he had heard so many people talking so much about. These ears, alas! for other notes repine;A different object do these Eyes require;My lonely anguish meets no heart but mine,And in my breast the imperfect joys expire. And, till that rankling spear-head, so to call it, is removed for ever out of Paul's mind and heart in another world than this, say what you will to blame Paul, he has no ear left for the singing of your amorous birds, and no Eye left but for that holy whiteness that so stains to his Eyes both Mount Salmon and Mont Blanc. They may be very eloquent on scenery, and on travel, and on art, and yet the scales may be on their Eyes and the shell on their heads all the time as to anything deeper than the surface of things. For our Lord's great words, "they began to be merry"; and the elder's great words that "God would wipe away all tears from their Eyes"; those two Holy Scriptures, rightly understood, rightly imagined, and rightly taken to heart, would, of themselves, alone, have saved both you and me this long and superfluous discourse tonight
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - Milton did all his work from his youth up under his great Taskmaster's Eye. Take away the Eyes and the ears of those captivated crowds and this thrilling preacher was as good as dead
Disease - —The OT bears witness to the prevalence in Palestine of many forms of cutaneous disease, and the writings of travellers and Eye-witnesses testify to the fact that these are still fearfully common, being perhaps the most characteristic malady of the East
Fig-Tree - Besides this general symbolism, two characteristics of the tree, appealing respectively to the Eye and to the palate, have led to further comparisons
Zechariah, Prophecy of - "After the glory" of Jehovah has been manifested on the earth (Zechariah 2:8 ), He will send to the nations and make a spoil of them that have spoiled Israel, whom He values as the apple of His Eye: cf
Christ - When, as in the former, the apostle saith, "he is the Image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature; for by him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth;" nothing can be more plain, than that this could never be said of the Son of God, as the Son of God only, for in his GODHEAD, he could never be said to be "the first born of every creature;" neither could it be of the Lord Jesus as man only, for then, how could "all things be created by him that are in heaven, and in earth?" But if we read the whole passage, as the apostle evidently meant it, with an Eye to Christ, as the Christ of God, that is, God and man in one person, constituting God-man Mediator; in this sense every, difficulty vanisheth
Absalom - The David that we set up for ourselves has always a halo round his head and a harp in his hand, and his Eyes fixed on the heavens. I will set no thing of Belial before mine Eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me, and so on. I dare not put in words what you will see when you read Second Samuel with your Eye upon the object. It was impossible that Absalom could look on his father with our admiring Eyes
Job - It appears, indeed, highly probable that Job was the writer of his own story, of whose inspiration we have the clearest evidence in the forty-second chapter of this book, in which he thus addresses the Almighty: "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine Eye seeth thee
Apostle - Barnabas was probably an elder of the first rank; he had seen Christ in the flesh, had been an Eye witness of his being alive again after his crucifixion, and had received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, as being one of the hundred and twenty
Individuality - A man does not fail of that individuality which the Kingdom of God requires, even though he have to cut off an offending hand or pluck out an offending Eye, and enter blind and maimed (Matthew 5:29). But in Christ’s Eyes this should not be the way of showing a man’s true nature
Minucius Felix, Marcus - It is the rich who, intent on their wealth, are too often unable to lift their Eyes to things divine. Nor is it to be thought that God deals ill with His worshippers because He does not give them a larger share of prosperity in this life: the Christians do not covet earthly riches; they look on trials as their discipline, persecutions as their warfare, in which they are not deserted by their God, but combat under His Eye
Simon Magus - , which tells of several days spent by Luke in Philip's house, we have the simple explanation of the insertion of the former chapter, that Luke gladly included in his history a narrative of the early preaching of the gospel communicated by an Eye-witness
Insects - These insects are scarcely visible to the naked Eye and leave bites which sting and burn
Lot - Terah was the father of all those old men among us whose day is not done, nor their Eye dim, nor their natural force abated. 'And Lot lifted up his Eyes and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as thou comest into Zoar. And Lot chose all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tents toward Sodom. Till with his hard Eyes Lot stood up and looked out the best land and the best water in all the country round, and drove his flocks down into it without a moment's hesitation, or a touch of remorse, or so much as a Thank you. Open your Eyes. And thus it is that we go on to read that the Lord said to Abraham, after that Lot was departed from him, 'Lift up now thine Eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward. Lot's deliverance came through a catastrophe the sound of which and the smoke of which blows like opening hell into our Eyes to this day
Paul the Apostle - All reality will one day reflect his perfect justice and glory, even if the human Eye cannot yet see or the human mind imagine this
Humanity of Christ - —Jesus had a body, visible to the Eye, giving the natural impression, as other bodies do, of reality
Man (2) - It is possible for a man’s Eye to be evil, and for his whole body to be filled with darkness rather than with light (Matthew 6:23)
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There is also a warning not to mistreat God's chosen people, the Jews, for they are "the apple of his Eye" (Zechariah 2:8 ). Meyers and E. Meyers, Haggai, Zechariah 1-8; D
Expediency - Here Christ deals with the question of adultery, and shows how certain members of the body, such as the Eye and the hand, which are in themselves serviceable and necessary, may become the occasion of sin for us, and, therefore, it is expedient (συμφέρει) for a man that one of his members should perish and not his whole body be cast into hell. Meyer (ad loc
Agriculture - The multitude are, to His compassionate Eye, as ‘sheep I not having a shepherd’ (Matthew 9:36, Mark 6:34)
Nehemiah - A man who will see things with his own Eyes, and that without all Eyes seeing him. And all the time Artaxerxes' cupbearer had his Eye on everything
Heman - He is just a man who has Eyes in his head. Other men also have Eyes indeed, but, then, they do not see with their Eyes as a seer sees. A seer stands out among all other men in this, that he sees with all his Eyes. Whereas David sought in Heman a seer who could see both David's soul and his own; and who could see sin in David's soul and in his own when no other Eye in all Israel could see it. My sin is ever before me, said David, when his Eyes were once opened. For if love, and fear, and pain of mind and heart, and sometimes over-joy have ever driven men distracted: who ever had all these things, and more, on his mind and on his heart like our Lord? To see what was in man, and what comes out of the heart of man: and to see all that with such holy Eyes and with such a holy heart as His, and then to see and understand how all that so concerned Himself-had the very Godhead not held Him up, no mortal mind and heart could have endured under the sight. He saw things in our Lord that no other Evangelist had the Eyes to see: and he writes about our Lord in words that no other Evangelist can command. And in the measure that we have our Lord's Eyes and Heman's Eyes wherewith to see sin, in that exact measure wilt we each one of us fill up what is behind of these tremendous distractions
Games - Such references were calculated to touch the heart of a Greek, and of every one familiarly acquainted with them, in the liveliest manner, as well as to place before the Eye of his mind the most glowing and correct images of spiritual and divine things
Peter, Second Epistle of - The Apostle will hold himself in readiness to remind his readers of the truth; and since; his death may be sudden, he will endeavour to leave them a trustworthy memorial of his teaching; for, unlike the false teachers, Peter was an Eye-witness competent to set forth the power and the return of the Lord, having seen the Transfiguration on the Holy Mount
Peter (2) - Then, having met the Eye of his Master as He was led from one room to another, the sense of his guilt becomes intolerable, and he bursts forth into tears of deepest penitence and self-abasement (Luke 22:54 ff
Song of Songs - It would be a dull Eye that should miss the beauty of these poems
Isaiah - Isaiah's generation had before their Eyes the historical fact of the Assyrian invasion, and the extraordinary deliverance from it, as recorded by Isaiah. The frequent alliteration of like sounds in Isaiah 25-27, effectively realizes to the ear, as well as the Eye and the understanding, the deeply moving finale
Luke, Gospel According to - The preface ( Luke 1:1-4 ), the only contemporary evidence of the manner in which Gospels were written, tells us that the Evangelist knew of written Evangelic narratives, and had access to Eye-witnesses, though he himself had not seen the events which he chronicles. Yet his descriptions are not those of an Eyewitness; the autoptic touches which we find in the Second Gospel (see Mark Jeremiah, Theology of - World history, as well as redemptive history, proceeds under the Eye of the cosmic commander-in-chief
Gentiles - -When we speak of God’s revealing Himself, we mean His opening man’s Eyes to such a sight of His nature and will as meets a universal want of man’s spirit. ...
(5) Finally, as a historical account of certain incidents and crises in the life of Christ which showed Him to be the Son of God (John 20:31), the Fourth Gospel claims to have the authority of an Eye-witness behind it
Self-Control - The same is the bearing of the sayings as to the ‘single’ Eye (Matthew 6:22, Luke 11:34), the impossibility of serving God and mammon (Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13), the necessity of becoming ‘as a little child’ (Mark 10:15), as well as the great law of Matthew 6:33, the observance of which not only safeguards the spirit from the distressing influence of suspicion and fear, but especially keeps it a well-ordered unity, with quiet strength and readiness to act as its prominent qualities
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Psalm 66:12 (b) Here is described the great sufferings and tribulations of the people when they disobeyed the Lord. ...
Daniel 10:6 (a) By this is represented the piercing look of our Lord in the day of judgment, He destroys all hypocrisy by the look of His Eye. ...
Revelation 9:17 (b) By this type there is probably conveyed to us some idea of the burning and destroying power of these messengers of GOD
Sarah - It was intolerable to Sarah to live on any longer such an embarrassment to her husband, such an evident obstacle to the prosperity of his house, and such an Eye-sore and jest to all the camp and to all the country around. What looks to all men's Eyes like a martyr's devotion may all the time be but impatience, and petulance, and pride, and revenge. 'Behold, now, the Lord hath restrained me; but there is my maid!'...
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You are a truly humble man when you are truly despised in your own Eyes. But your humility has not stood its very last test till you are despised in our Eyes also every day. 'My wrong be upon thee,' she assailed her husband, 'for I am despised in the Eyes of my own maid!' My brethren, you must make up your mind to bear with what has sprung upon you out of your own past misdeeds. And if she and her unlawful son are thorns in your Eyes, they are both thorns of your own planting. And, what impurity Hagar had contracted of Sarah and Abraham she had washed away, her head waters and her Eyes a fountain of tears, all the way from Abraham's tent door to that well in the wilderness. That is His Holy Spirit who is now bringing these tears to thine Eyes
Fellowship (2) - His Eye is single
David - in His Races - If any one has the steadiness of Eye and the strength of head, and the spiritual ambition and enterprise, to penetrate into this region of things, he will find a field rich in these and in many suchlike spiritual blessings in Jonathan Edwards's Religious Affections. And then Law winds up with this, and I wish it would send you all to the golden works of that holiness-laden writer-Sometimes, he adds, imagine to yourselves that you saw holy David with his hands upon his harp, and his Eyes fixed upon heaven, calling in transport upon all creation, sun and moon, light and darkness, day and night, men and angels, to join with his rapturous soul in praising the Lord of heaven
Achan - But when once Achan's Eyes lighted on that rich garment he never could get his Eyes off it again. His Eyes were Achan's fatal snare. It was his Eyes that stoned Achan and burned him and his household to dust and ashes in the Valley of Achor. Had God seen it to be good to make men and women in some way without Eyes, the fall itself would have been escaped. It was at Adam and Eve's Eyes that the devil came into man's heart at first. In his despair to get the devil out of his heart Job swore a solemn oath and made a holy covenant with his Eyes. He knows quite well that no oath that Job ever swore, and no covenant that Job ever sealed, will hold any man's Eyes from sin; and therefore He demands of all His disciples that their Eyes shall be plucked out. He pulls down His own best handiwork at its finest part so that He may get the devil's handiwork destroyed and rooted out of it; and then He will let us have all our Eyes back again when and where we are fit to be trusted with Eyes. ' Yes, it is as certain as God's truth and righteousness are certain, that the mortified man who goes about with his Eyes out; the man who steals along the street seeing neither smile nor frown; he who keeps his Eyes down wherever men and women congregate,-in the church, in the market-place, at a railway-station, on a ship's deck, at an inn table,-where you will; that man escapes multitudes of temptations that more open and more full-eyed men and women continually fall before. But these things are not spoken for you, but for those who have sold and cut off both Eye and ear and hand and foot and life itself, if all that will only carry them one single step nearer to their salvation. Be sure as God is in heaven, that He has His Eyes upon you, and that your sin will find you out
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It is, of course, theoretically possible that these sections are merely a literary fiction, but this possibility is excluded by the facts (a) that there is no conceivable reason why the writer should adopt this form of writing at these points, and these only, in his narrative; (b) that by the general consent of critics these passages have all the signs of having really been composed by an Eye-witness of the events descr
Esau - Jacob, his brother, had many faults, but Jacob inherited the blessing because after all is said he had Eyes and a heart for the unseen and the spiritual. But Esau had no such speculation in his Eyes. Esau had an Eye like an eagle. Isaac knew, Rebekah knew, and Jacob knew; and Jacob had for long been Eyeing his brother for a fit opportunity. We have no Eyes, neither of body nor of mind, for God, or for Jesus Christ, or for heaven, or for hell, or for holiness, or for eternal life
Preaching - He prayed with his Eyes shut in the pulpit. For preaching is not a profession; but a work of divine appointment, to be rightly discharged only by him who receives a commission from God, and fulfils it as under his Eye, and in dependence upon his promise, "Lo, I am with you alway
Temple - Its appearance, according to Josephus, had every thing that could strike the mind, or astonish the sight: for it was covered on every side with plates of gold; so that when the sun rose upon it, it reflected so strong and dazzling an effulgence, that the Eye of the spectator was obliged to turn away, being no more able to sustain its radiance than the splendour of the sun
Transubstantiation - At one synod held at Rome, under the immediate Eye of the pope, the fathers of whom it consisted so successfully alarmed Berenger, that, not having sufficient vigour of mind to stand firm against their cruelty, he confessed that he had been in error, and subscribed the following declaration composed by one of the cardinals: "The bread and wine which are placed on the altar are, after consecration, not merely a sacrament, symbol, or figure, but even the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is handled by the hands of the priests, and broken and chewed by the teeth of the faithful. Admitting the justness of the interpretation of our Lord's words given by Zuinglius, he maintained that spiritual influence was conveyed to worthy partakers of the Lord's Supper, insomuch that Christ may be said to be spiritually present with the outward elements. " This strong language is, however, in the same article, so modified, as to show that all which was intended by it was to represent the spiritual influence conveyed through the Lord's Supper; for it is taught, "that the body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten in the supper, only after a heavenly and spiritual manner
Physical - It is true that one has only to run one’s Eye reflectively over the pages of the Gospels to discover that in them the moral order of things is the matter of supreme and controlling interest. He ‘maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust’! These words are a striking revelation of the perfectly fresh, intelligent, discerning Eyes with which Christ looked upon the physical order of things, and contemplated God and His activity as therein manifested
Christ, Christology - " In Luke's abbreviated account abstracted from a longer and more detailed story circulated among Eyewitnesses in the early church, Jesus claims the Old Testament as prelude to his role as the Christ/Messiah, highlighting his redemptive suffering and triumphal glorification. It is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Mark 10:23 b, 25 ). He says to his hearers, "But blessed are your Eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear
Revelation of John, the - But in order to put his transcendent subject vividly before the Eye, with graphic abruptness he passes from one grammatical construction to another
Ideal - Moreover, He taught that His disciples must be ready to make any sacrifice—to cut off hand or foot, to pluck out the right Eye—for the sake of entering into life (Matthew 5:29-30; Matthew 18:8-9, || Mark 9:43 ff. Jesus never set Himself before men’s Eyes as a beautiful but impossible ideal. On that the Christian must fix his Eyes, towards that he must constantly press, if he would attain to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13 f
Restoration - Unspeakable horror of the world to come for the impenitent and disobedient reveals itself in all that He teaches us regarding it; in His sense of sin, and the mischief, corruption, and agony which it works; in His urging that it were ‘profitable,’ good for a man, to make the utmost sacrifice of all that makes life good to live, even to the plucking out of the Eye or the cutting off of the hand, rather than to be cast into that loathly Gehenna which our Lord glances at, rather than depicts (Matthew 5:29-30); but of the duration of that state of woe He gives no hint
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The immortal God no Eye of flesh can view,...
Who dwells above, the heavenly God, the true;...
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Even before the sun’s refulgent ball
Humility - Humility is ‘the Eye which sees everything except itself’ (quoted in Ritschl)
Balaam - In fact, I have a remorseful feeling within myself that Balaam's pulpit eloquence, and the dust that his pulpit eloquence cast in his own and other men's Eyes, largely helped him to bis ruin. We cannot shut our Eyes to men and women choosing their hill-tops and building and kindling their altars all around us every day, exactly as Balak and Balaam chose their hilltops and built and kindled their altars in their day. You may try to shut your Eyes, and you may let Balak lead you about promising you your wages, but you shall never see the place where you can give your whole heart to evil, or where you can sin on without an inward rebuke. Set women in their Eye, counselled the old reprobate
Church - and hold communion with the saints, Psalms 92:13 ; Psalms 132:13 ; Psalms 132:16 ; Psalms 36:8 ; Jeremiah 31:12 ; the being placed under the watchful Eye of pastors, Hebrews 13:7 ; that they may restore each other if they fall, Galatians 6:1 ; and the more effectually promote the cause of true religion
Sanctification - Eyeglasses are "sanctified" when used to improve sight. A believer's present preoccupation is with progressive sanctification (2 Corinthians 3:18 , note the present continuous tense, "are being transformed" ), by which the child of God lives out the implications of initial sanctification with an Eye to the goal of final sanctification
Jerusalem - There is no evidence that there was such a door in our Lord's time, and to use it, as illustrating "the needle's Eye," Luke 8:25, is without warrant from ancient history
Asceticism (2) - If necessity arise, he must surrender all his possessions to come and follow Jesus (Matthew 19:21, Mark 10:21); he must even renounce the closest ties of earthly relationship,—father and mother, children and wife (Matthew 10:37, Luke 14:26), the last imperative duties of affection (Luke 9:59-60), the courtesies of farewell (Luke 9:61-62); nay, the most indispensable goods, the hand, the foot, the Eye, must be abandoned if they cause offence (Matthew 5:29-30, Mark 9:43-47); and, at the call of God, the very life itself must be laid down (Matthew 16:24 f. Jesus points out that true fasting is not a parade of piety before the Eyes of men, but an outward expression of a personal relation of the individual soul to the ‘Father which seeth in secret’ (Matthew 6:16-18)
Atonement (2) - 1 Corinthians 1:23; Acts 13:23; Acts 13:32-33), ratified, in the minds of those who had continued with Him in His temptations, that view of His work which had been before the Eye of the Divine Sufferer throughout His ministry, and which He had progressively disclosed to hearts slow of belief, until a hitherto invincible prejudice had succumbed to the decisive evidence of accomplishment
Adam - It is enough for any man, or for any school of men, to be enabled to take us back to the first beginnings of this present system of things, when as yet our earth was without form and void, and to lead us up step after step, age after age, till we open our Eyes on this wonderful world as it now is. In one word, and to speak out the whole of my disappointment and complaint in one word, what about sin? What in sin? When and where did sin enter in the evolution of the human race and seize in this deadly way on the human heart? Why do you all so avoid and shut your Eyes to sin? And, still more, what about Jesus Christ? Why do I find nothing in your best text-books about Him who was without sin? About Him who is more to me, and to so many more of your best readers, than all Nature, and all her suns, and systems, and laws, and processes put together? Far more. As the best expositor of Paul I know of anywhere says, Adam and Jesus Christ, to Paul's heaven-soaring Eye, stand out before God with all other men 'hanging at their girdles
Philippians Epistle to the - 535, and by Haupt in Meyer’s Kommentar über das NT7, in loco, for different reasons)- Philippians 1:28-29 (ἡμῖν for ὑμῖν), the reference is general. We have an account by an Eye-witness in Acts 16:12-40 of the founding of the Philippian Church-a Church interesting to us as being the first Christian community on European soil
Thecla - Castelius was at first disposed to listen favourably to Paul as he declared the works of Christ; but afterwards finding that Thecla would give no reply to his interrogations but remained silent with her Eyes fixed on Paul and being wrought on by her mother who demanded that her daughter should be burnt alive as an example to warn other women he scourged Paul and cast him out of the city and sentenced Thecla to the stake. As they entered Antioch her beauty caught the Eye of Alexander the Syriarch (this seems to prove that the city here meant is the capital of Syria) who sought to obtain possession of her by offering money to Paul
Miracles - Christ's charge that the Eye witnesses should not report His miracles (Matthew 9:30; Mark 5:43; 1618877221_7) was in order that men should not dissociate the wonder from His redeeming work. His gestures, laying hands on the patient, anointing the blind Eyes with clay, putting His finger into the deaf ear and touching the dumb tongue, creating much bread out of little not out of nothing, condescending to use means though in themselves wholly inadequate, all are tokens of His identifying Himself with us men, signs of His person at once human and divine and of His redeeming and sympathizing work for us
Inspiration - To the idea that knowledge is supernaturally conveyed to persons who are not in the historic line of Scriptural revelation, sanction is given in the OT by the instances of Abimelech, Pharaoh, and Balaam. In the First Gospel the writer has ever in his Eye τὸ ῥηθὲν ὑπὸ κυρίου διἀ τοῦ προφήτου (John 1:22). This promise cannot be understood as meant to assure the disciples that they would be able to recall every word their Lord had said; as little as this assurance is conveyed to all Christians by the words of St
Last Supper - John adds the emphatic testimony of an Eye-witness to our conclusion. Preparation for the Passover was so important in the Eyes of the Jews, that the day preceding had derived its appellation of paraskeuç from their scrupulous care; see Matthew 27:62
Lunatic - The ground for the preference according to Eneye. ...
The Evangelists give full prominence to the physical side of these distressing afflictions, not because they understand the symptoms they describe, but because they testify simply and artlessly to what they had themselves witnessed, or what had become part of the common tradition from the testimony of Eye-witnesses
Acts of the Apostles - Some (Rackham, Rendall) conjecture that Pisidian Antioch is really meant, as the scenes in the neighbourhood of that city are so vivid that the description might well be by an Eye-witness. Acts 13:8 (no reason given for Elymas’ opposition, it is not explicitly said that Paul preached to the proconsul), Acts 13:13 (the reason for Mark’s departure not stated, nor yet for Paul and Barnabas going to Pisidian Antioch), Acts 16:35 (no reason given for the Philippi prætors’ change of attitude), Acts 17:15 (not said that the injunction was obeyed, but from 1 Thessalonians 3:1 we see that Timothy had rejoined Paul at Athens and was sent away again to Macedonia, whence he came in Acts 18:5 to Corinth), Acts 20:16 (not stated that they arrived in time for Pentecost, but it must be understood), Acts 27:43 (it must be inferred that the injunction was obeyed)
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - 32); in another letter, recommending his treatise "on the Priesthood," he calls him "the Eye of the Byzantine church, and of every church" (i. If you wish to be clear of both these affections of the Eyesight, do not pass violent sentences, but commit causes to just judgment
Acts of the Apostles (2) - , and thus cannot reckon himself among the first Eye-witnesses and ministers of the word (Luke 1:2). ’ In the Eyes of our author it comes to this, that in the gospel of the resurrection of Jesus is implied the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead in general. The primitive Jewish-Christian Church was far from saying: Jesus of Nazareth, as He journeyed through the land teaching and healing, was the Messiah; no, He was then merely the One destined for lordship
Joshua - And when a young man has Eyes to see and a heart to love and honour those good and gifted men he reads and hears about; or, still better, those who live near him, nothing could be a sounder sign or a surer promise of his own future character than that. And, as God would have it, over and above the selected seventy, there were two exceptional men on whom the Spirit fell also, till Joshua grudged and fretted at the way the people's Eyes were drawn off his master and turned to Eldad and Medad as they prophesied in the camp. ' Noble soul! Great servant and great saint of God! Though his Eye was not dim, nor his natural strength abated, yet because it was made clear to him that it was the will of God, and that the time had now come when he was to stand aside and give up his place to another man, he put off his harness and his honour without one murmur. ' And the children of the Gibeonites, while thorns in their Eyes and scourges in their sides, and snares and traps to them, were at the same time hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of the Lord to this day, in the place which the Lord shall choose. He could not shut his Eyes a single day to the disastrous results of that great mistake to himself and to all Israel
Egypt - Hence it is, that when villages built of these bricks fall into rubbish, which is often the case, the roads are full of small particles of straws, extremely offensive to the Eyes in a high wind. " After the lapse of two thousand and four hundred years from the date of this prophecy, a scoffer at religion, but an Eye witness of the facts, thus describes the self-same spot: "In Egypt," says Volney, "there is no middle class, neither nobility, clergy, merchants, landholders
Jesus Christ - Thus the lust of the flesh, the lust of the Eye, and the pride of life, which lured the first Adam, could not entice the Second (Genesis 3:6; compare 1 John 2:16-17)
Humility - Humility is ‘the Eye which sees everything except itself’ (quoted in Ritschl)
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - Before sending that letter he had already, he says, condemned Athanasius, as the whole presbytery of Rome could testify, to whom he seems to have previously sent letters intended for the emperor's Eye
Physician - With him anatomical science may be said to have had its beginning; he investigated the brain, the nerves, the Eye, the vascular system, the liver; he named the duodenum
Resurrection - At all costs this must be placed in the forefront of their evangelistic work, and the principal element of their Apostolic claims to the attention of their Jewish hearers lay in their power, as Eye-witnesses, to offer irrefragable proof of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead ( Acts 2:24 ; Acts 2:32 ; Acts 3:15 ; Acts 4:10 ; Acts 4:33 ; Acts 5:30 ; Acts 5:32 ; cf
Moses - "Moses had respect unto" (Greek apeblepen ), or turned his Eyes from all worldly considerations to fix them on, the eternal "recompense. Only a divine direction, manifested with miracle, can account for such an unparalleled command and for its being obeyed by so disobedient a people. ...
His song in Exodus 15 abounds in incidents marked by the freshness and simplicity which we should expect from an Eye-witness: he anticipates the dismay of the Philistines and Edomites through whose territories Israel's path lay to the promised land
Aristion (Aristo) - Conybeare’s citation of a gloss ‘against the name Aristion’ in a Bodleian 12th cent, codex of Rufinus’ translation of this passage, which referred to this story of the poison cup, was even (to the discoverer’s Eye) a designation by the unknown glossator of Aristion as author of this story
Inspiration And Revelation - So far as revelation has been conveyed by speech or writing we call the process inspiration; we say that holy men of old spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:21). In this way it will be seen that revelation by facts has had to be supplemented by revelation conveyed in words. And at the same point we may also cross over to the consideration of that other great factor in our subject-the inspiration by which the revelation is conveyed. -We cannot do better than begin our discussion of inspiration with this passage, which must be given in full: ‘We speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, even the wisdom that hath been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds unto our glory: which none of the rulers of this world knoweth: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory: but as it is written, Things which Eye saw not, and ear heard not, And which entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him
Religion (2) - For it may truly be said that religion is in its essence the consciousness of personal being under the Eye of the eternal Personality. Every human trait that escaped the imprisonment of self was in the Eyes of Jesus the material of true religion
Noah - Probably Shem related the event as it would strike an Eye witness, "all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered
Second Coming of Christ - In the opening of Revelation we read, "he is coming with the clouds, and every Eye will see him" (1:7) and from then on right through the book we are left in no doubt as to the majesty of the Christ whose place is supreme in heaven, but who will come back to this earth
Galatia - Paul always thinks and speaks with his Eye on the Roman divisions of the Empire, i
Slave, Slavery - Besides, in the Apostle’s Eyes, a slave could be as good a Christian as a freeman. Masters were warned against a tyrannical spirit, a disdainful inhumanity; slaves were counselled to avoid ‘eye-service’ and do their work as for Christ (Ephesians 6:5 ff
Sirach - 614 A 13; the pleasing effect of green vegetation on the Eye (40:22) from Problems, 959 A 25; the description of a friend as ‘one whose soul is like thine’ (37:12c) from Great Ethics, 1211 A 32; the affection between animals of the same species (13:14) from Problems, 896 B 10
Boyhood - Though Judaism is a ritualistic and ceremonial religion, teaching through the Eye in a way well adapted to the capacities of children, the ritual and ceremonies are largely for the home
Complacency - ‘The Eye of God could again with complacency rest upon mankind,’ regarding them as being represented by His Incarnate Son, and in view of that state of spiritual excellence to which His work was destined to raise them
Apocalyptic Literature - In general, the form is like the drawing of the veil from before a picture, the result of which action presents to the Eye a definite image. It placed before his Eyes the picture of the Deluge
Palestine - toward Mount Ephraim especially strike the Eye
Book - Accordingly two different writings, or small rolls of writing, called books in the original Hebrew, were designed to be inclosed in such an earthen vessel; but commentators have been much embarrassed in giving any probable account of the necessity of two writings, one sealed, the other open; or, as the passage has been commonly understood, the one sealed up, the other left open for any one to read; more especially, as both were to be alike buried in the earth and concealed from every Eye, and both were to be examined at the return from the captivity. Thus the heavens should shrink into themselves, and disappear, as it were, from the Eyes of God, when his wrath should be kindled
Palesti'na - The low hills which spread down from the mountains of Galilee, and form the barrier between the plains of Akka and Esdraelon, are covered with timber, of moderate size it is true, but of thick, vigorous growth, and pleasant to the Eye
Omnipresence - Others may expatiate on the fact that God transcends the heaven of heavens, our Lord was concerned to bring home to the religious consciousness of His disciples, that God is in the secret place of their lowly dwelling, where no other Eye can see them
Personality - Thus, ‘If thine Eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light’ (Matthew 6:22); ‘Whosoever will save his life (ψυχή) shall lose it’ (Matthew 16:25); ‘Blessed are your Eyes, for they see’ (Matthew 13:16); ‘The things that proceed out of a man defile him’ (Mark 7:20); ‘He that believeth on me, out of his belly (κοιλία) shall flow rivers of living water’ (John 7:38). In the words of Schleiermacher, ‘The sinner prior to conversion is overlooked, and is not in this respect a person at all in the Eyes of God
Elijah - " Blessed in that she believed, she by her example strengthened Elijah's faith in God as able to fulfill His word, where all seemed hopeless to man's Eye
Prayer - The Eye should be kept from roving, and some think it best to keep the Eyes closed
Revelation (2) - Human wisdom is not identical with Divine wisdom; so he warns the Corinthians, as he quotes the ancient words, ‘Things which Eye saw not, and ear heard not, and which entered not into the heart of man, whatsoever things God hath prepared for them that love him’; and declares, ‘Unto us God revealed these things’—not the secrets of the future, but the secrets of the present—‘these things God revealed through the Spirit’ (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). ) The revelation itself may be conveyed by these ‘signs’ which in fact constitute it
Science (2) - ‘The Jews,’ says Ernst von Meyer, ‘did indeed possess a certain disjointed knowledge of chemical processes acquired accidentally, but these were applied for their practical results alone, and not with the object of deducing any comprehensive scientific explanation from them. ’ [2]. With the first and second it is quite otherwise—sobriety of thought and a keen Eye for particulars are necessary to a proper scientific observation
Gospels, Apocryphal - And He turned and said to Simon His disciple, who was sitting by Him: Simon, son of John, it is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven” ’ (Origen, in Matthew 15:14 )
Josephus - As against the many unreliable and merely hearsay reports of the war, and the mischievous distortions of fact emanating from anti-Jewish feeling, Josephus proposed, as an Eye-witness, to give an unbiased and veracious chronicle, which, by means of a just estimate of the Jewish people, of their good qualities and their military achievements, should not only exhibit in a clearer light the tragic element in the catastrophe they had brought upon themselves, but should also make manifest the real greatness of the Roman triumph. The silver, illuminated by the first beams of the sun, shone forth in a strangely awe-inspiring manner and gleamed fearfully in the Eyes of those who looked on
John (the Apostle) - After quoting the above words from Irenaeus, he says, ‘But Papias himself by no means declares that he was himself a hearer and Eye-witness of the holy Apostles’; and then he goes on to infer that it was the Presbyter John who was meant in the statement of Irenaeus
Socialism - The subject may be studied in Professor Nitti’s Catholic Socialism, Laveleye’s Socialism of To-Day, the Preface to Ensor’s Modern Socialism, and other works mentioned at the end of this article. 12), and in the warning about the needle’s Eye (Mark 10:25). Nitti, Catholic Socialism (1895); Laveleye, Le Socialisme Contemporain (Soeialism of To-day) (1890); Feugueray, Essais sur les doctrines politiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin (1857) (ch
Jesus Christ - It is also true that the Gospel solemnly stakes its credit on its right to be accepted as the narrative of an Eye-witness (John 19:35 ; John 21:24 )
Authority in Religion - In the time of stress that was upon Him, He fixes His Eye upon God’s holiness and righteousness as His sole but sufficient guarantee for the existence of the qualities for which these words stand
Miracles - So powerful, indeed, is the proof adduced in support of their testimony, that the infidels of these later days have been obliged to abandon the ground on which their predecessors stood; to disclaim all moral evidences arising from the character and relation of Eye-witnesses; and to maintain, upon metaphysical, rather than historical, principles, that miracles are utterly incapable, in their own nature, of existing in any circumstances, or of being supported by any evidence. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the Eyes of one that was born blind. Assuming, as we are here warranted to do, that real miraculous power was conveyed in the way detailed by the inspired writers, it is plain, that it may have been exercised in different countries, and may have remained, without any new communication of it, throughout the first, and a considerable part of the second century
Law - While men believed that the supreme God and Lord of all was too exalted in his dignity, too remote from this sublunary scene, to regard its vicissitudes with an attentive Eye, and too constantly engaged in the contemplation of his own perfections, and the enjoyment of his own independent and all-perfect happiness, to interfere in the regulation of human affairs, they regarded with indifference that supreme Divinity who seemed to take no concern in their conduct, and not to interfere as to their happiness
Trinity - Maurice, "our Eye through the remote region of antiquity, we shall find this very doctrine, which the primitive Christians are said to have borrowed from the Platonic school, universally and immemorially flourishing in all those countries where history and tradition have united to fix those virtuous ancestors of the human race, who, for their distinguished attainments in piety, were admitted to a familiar intercourse with Jehovah and the angels, the divine heralds of his commands
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - The whole narrative of the martyrdom bears so plainly the mark of an Eye-witness, that to imagine, as Lipsius and Keim have done, some one capable of inventing it a century after the death of Polycarp, seems to require great critical credulity
John, Gospel of (ii. Contents) - On the other hand, the writer of the Fourth Gospel omits the genealogy and the birth from a virgin, because it could be of no interest to him to prove that Jesus (or rather Joseph) was descended from king David, and the Incarnation of the Logos is a far grander conception than a miraculous birth by the operation of the Holy Ghost; he omits the Baptism of Jesus, of which notwithstanding he shows knowledge, because, again, the true Baptism is the Incarnation of the Logos in Jesus, and also partly, perhaps, because he is anxious to discountenance the Adoptionist views of the Person of Christ which were prevalent at the time when he wrote; he omits the Temptation, because it is no part of his plan to exhibit Jesus as experiencing any temptation or weakness; he omits the Transfiguration, because in his view the whole life of Christ on earth is a manifestation of His glory, not by visible light but to the spiritual Eye; he omits the institution of the Eucharist, because he has already given his sacramental doctrine in his discourse about the Bread of Life (John 6:26 ff. The proverb is different from the Synoptic παραβολή, which is a story with a religious and moral application—a story which has a complete sense in itself, apart from the lesson, which is generally conveyed by the story as a whole, and not by the details
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - Being at last peremptorily ordered by Constantine to attend a council which was to meet at Tyre, he obeyed, in the summer of 335 and was attended by about fifty of his suffragans. Julius dwelt on the well-tried worth of Athanasius, on his own happiness in gaining such a friend, on the steady faith which the Alexandrians had exhibited, on the rapture with which they would celebrate his return; and concluded by invoking for his "beloved brethren" the blessings "which Eye had not seen, nor ear heard
Character of Christ - Do justice to the portrait of Christ, let its harmony and its uniqueness, its profound naturalness and its transcendent loveliness, make their due impression, and the conclusion presses, that the Christ of the Gospels is not a construction but a memory, an actual Figure, once beheld by Eyes of flesh, and now discerned through a medium upon which contemporary influences have had no distorting effect, and which, accordingly, permits Him to be known as He was. He acts with instant perception of what is wanted, and goes forward with confident step and calm foreseeing Eye
Christ in Modern Thought - An ideal relation without personality has been likened to a painted horse which you cannot ride; and when the abstraction of the metaphysician interwoven in the universe is offered to us as the object of Christian belief, one who feels anything of the burdens and problems of life will turn away like Jacobi, little caring to know of a God who made the Eye but sees not, the understanding but neither knows nor wills
Bible - Four of these writers had accompanied the Lord Jesus during his life, and had been "eye witnesses of his majesty
Worship - This notion came forward most strongly in the original inward life of the first Christians, particularly when contrasted with Judaism, and still more so when contrasted with Heathenism; a contrast which taught the Christians to avoid all pomp that caught the Eye, and all multiplication of means of devotion addressed to the senses, while it made them hold fast the simple, spiritual character of the Christian worship of God
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - Gregory, however, seems to have detected something of his real character; he noticed an air of wildness and unsteadiness, a wandering Eye, an uneven gait, a nervous agitation of the features, an unreasoning and disdainful laugh, an abrupt, irregular way of talking, which betrayed a mind ill at ease with itself, and exclaimed, "What a plague the Roman empire is breeding! God grant I may be a false prophet!" ( Or