1 Peter 3:12
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New International Version
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

King James Bible
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Darby Bible Translation
because [the] eyes of [the] Lord [are] on [the] righteous, and his ears towards their supplications; but [the] face of [the] Lord [is] against them that do evil.

World English Bible
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

Young's Literal Translation
because the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears -- to their supplication, and the face of the Lord is upon those doing evil;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous; And his ears to their supplication: And the face of the Lord is upon the workers of evil.

1 Peter 3:12The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous - That is, He is continually under God's notice and his care; God continually watches for him and watches over him, and he is under his constant protection.

And his ears are open unto their prayers - The original is very emphatic: The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears to their prayers. The righteous man ever attracts the Divine notice, and wherever he is, there is the ear of God; for, as every righteous man is a man of prayer, wherever he prays, there is the ear of God, into which the prayer, as soon as formed, enters.

But the face of the Lord - Far from his eye being upon them, or his ear open to their requests, (for prayer they have none), his face, his approbation, his providence and blessing, are turned away from them; and he only looks upon them to abhor them, and to turn the arm of his justice against them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the eyes.

Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which the LORD your God cares for: the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it...

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice...

his ears.

2 Chronicles 7:15 Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.

Psalm 65:2 O you that hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.

Proverbs 15:8,29 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight...

John 9:31 Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed...

but.

Leviticus 17:10 And whatever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eats any manner of blood...

Leviticus 20:3,6 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he has given of his seed to Molech...

Leviticus 26:17 And I will set my face against you, and you shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you...

Psalm 80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of your countenance.

Jeremiah 21:10 For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, said the LORD...

Ezekiel 15:7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them...

against. Gr. upon.

Library
Good Days
Eversley, 1867. Westminster, Sept. 27, 1872. 1 Peter iii. 8-12. "Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

April the Ninteenth Union in Harmony
"Be ye all of one mind." --1 PETER iii. 8-17. But this is not unison: it is harmony. When an orchestra produces some great musical masterpiece, the instruments are all of one mind, but each makes its own individual contribution. There is variety with concordance: each one serves every other, and the result is glorious harmony. "By love serve one another." It is love that converts membership into fraternity: it is love that binds sons and daughters into a family. Look at a field of wild-flowers.
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Of Baptism.
1. Baptism defined. Its primary object. This consists of three things. 1. To attest the forgiveness of sins. 2. Passages of Scripture proving the forgiveness of sins. 3. Forgiveness not only of past but also of future sins. This no encouragement to license in sin. 4 Refutation of those who share forgiveness between Baptism and Repentance. 5 Second thing in Baptism--viz. to teach that we are ingrafted into Christ for mortification and newness of life. 6. Third thing in Baptism--viz. to teach us that
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

The Test of Discipleship
"If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17. A person may not be able to tell the exact time or place, or trace all the chain of circumstances in the process of conversion; but this does not prove him to be unconverted. Christ said to Nicodemus, "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit."
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ

Cross References
Psalm 33:18
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;

Psalm 34:16
but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.

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