New International Version
Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both.
King James Bible
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
Darby Bible Translation
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The hearing ear and the seeing eye - Every good we possess comes from God; and we should neither use our eyes, nor our ears, nor any thing we possess, but in strict subserviency to his will.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
The LORD said to him, "Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
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