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Proverbs 15:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In every place, are the eyes of Yahweh, observing the evil and the good.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In every place are the eyes of Jehovah, Watching the evil and the good.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The eyes of the Lord in every place behold the good and the evil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The eyes of the LORD [are] in euery place, beholding the euill & the good.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The eyes of the Lord behold both the evil and the good in every place.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The eyes of Yahweh [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[are] in every x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
place, 4725
{4725} Prime
From H6965; properly a standing, that is, a spot; but used widely of a locality (generally or specifically); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind).
beholding 6822
{6822} Prime
A primitive root; properly to lean forward, that is, to peer into the distance; by implication to observe, await.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the evil 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
and the good. 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:3

_ _ beholding — watching (compare Proverbs 5:21; Psalms 66:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:3

_ _ The great truths of divinity are of great use to enforce the precepts of morality, and none more than this — That the eye of God is always upon the children of men. 1. An eye to discern all, not only from which nothing can be concealed, but by which every thing is actually inspected, and nothing overlooked or looked slightly upon: The eyes of the Lord are in every place; for he not only sees all from on high (Psalms 33:13), but he is every where present. Angels are full of eyes (Revelation 4:8), but God is all eye. It denotes not only his omniscience, that he sees all, but his universal providence, that he upholds and governs all. Secret sins, services, and sorrows, are under his eye. 2. An eye to distinguish both persons and actions. He beholds the evil and the good, is displeased with the evil and approves of the good, and will judge men according to the sight of his eyes, Psalms 1:6; Psalms 11:4. The wicked shall not go unpunished, nor the righteous unrewarded, for God has his eye upon both and knows their true character; this speaks as much comfort to saints as terror to sinners.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man [are] before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Job 34:21-22 For his eyes [are] upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. ... [There is] no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Jeremiah 16:17 For mine eyes [are] upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes [are] open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
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