Proverbs 20:12
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New International Version
Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both.

New Living Translation
Ears to hear and eyes to see--both are gifts from the LORD.

English Standard Version
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.

New American Standard Bible
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

King James Bible
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The hearing ear and the seeing eye-- the LORD made them both.

International Standard Version
The ear that hears and the eye that sees— the LORD surely made them both.

NET Bible
The ear that hears and the eye that sees--the LORD has made them both.

New Heart English Bible
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, The LORD has made even both of them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The ear that hears and the eye that sees - Lord Jehovah has made them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ear that hears, the eye that sees- the LORD made them both.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, The LORD hath made even both of them.

New American Standard 1977
The hearing ear and the seeing eye,
            The LORD has made both of them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made both of them.

King James 2000 Bible
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD has made even both of them.

American King James Version
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD has made even both of them.

American Standard Version
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made them both.

Darby Bible Translation
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.

English Revised Version
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

World English Bible
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Yahweh has made even both of them.

Young's Literal Translation
A hearing ear, and a seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:7. A good man is not liable to uneasiness in contriving what he shall do, or in reflecting on what he has done, as those who walk in deceit. And his family fare better for his sake. 8. If great men are good men, they may do much good, and prevent very much evil. 9. Some can say, Through grace, we are cleaner than we have been; but it was the work of the Holy Spirit. 10. See the various deceits men use, of which the love of money is the root. The Lord will not bless what is thus gotten. 11. Parents should observe their children, that they may manage them accordingly. 12. All our powers and faculties are from God, and are to be employed for him. 13. Those that indulge themselves, may expect to want necessaries, which should have been gotten by honest labour. 14. Men use arts to get a good bargain, and to buy cheap; whereas a man ought to be ashamed of a fraud and a lie. 15. He that prefers true knowledge to riches, follows the ways of religion and happiness. If we really believed this truth, the word of God would be valued as it deserves, and the world would lose its tempting influence. 16. Those ruin themselves who entangle themselves in rash suretiship. Also those who are in league with abandoned women. Place no confidence in either. 17. Wealth gotten by fraud may be sweet, for the carnal mind takes pleasure in the success of wicked devices; but it will be bitter in the reflection. 18. Especially we need advice in spiritual warfare. The word and Spirit of God are the best counsellors in every point. 19. Those dearly buy their own praise, who put confidence in a man because he speaks fairly. 20. An undutiful child will become very miserable. Never let him expect any peace or comfort. 21. An estate suddenly raised, is often as suddenly ruined. 22. Wait on the Lord, attend his pleasure, and he will protect thee.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
11It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right. 12The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them. 13Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.…
Cross References
Exodus 4:11
The LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Psalm 94:9
He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see?

Proverbs 25:12
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Isaiah 29:18
On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
Treasury of Scripture

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD has made even both of them.

Exodus 4:11 And the LORD said to him, Who has made man's mouth? or who makes …

Psalm 94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, …

Psalm 119:18 Open you my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Matthew 13:13-16 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

Ephesians 1:17,18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…

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