Proverbs 7:2
New International Version
Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

New Living Translation
Obey my commands and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes.

English Standard Version
keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye;

Berean Study Bible
Keep my commandments and live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

New American Standard Bible
Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.

King James Bible
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Christian Standard Bible
Keep my commands and live, and guard my instructions as you would the pupil of your eye.

Contemporary English Version
Obey me, and you will live! Let my instructions be your greatest treasure.

Good News Translation
Do what I say, and you will live. Be as careful to follow my teaching as you are to protect your eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Keep my commands and live; protect my teachings as the pupil of your eye.

International Standard Version
Keep my commands and you'll live. Guard my teaching as you do your eyesight.

NET Bible
Keep my commands so that you may live, and obey my instruction as your most prized possession.

New Heart English Bible
Keep my commandments and live. Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Keep my commandments and live, and my law like the pupil of the eye.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Obey my commands so that you may live. Follow my teachings just as you protect the pupil of your eye.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of thine eye.

New American Standard 1977
Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

King James 2000 Bible
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.

American King James Version
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.

American Standard Version
Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
keep my commandments, and thou shalt live; and keep my words as the pupils of thine eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep my commandments, and thou shalt live: and my law as the apple of thy eye:

Darby Bible Translation
Keep my commandments, and live; and my teaching, as the apple of thine eye.

English Revised Version
Keep my commandments and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Webster's Bible Translation
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thy eye.

World English Bible
Keep my commandments and live! Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Young's Literal Translation
Keep my commands, and live, And my law as the pupil of thine eye.
Study Bible
Warnings about the Adulteress
1My son, keep my words and treasure my commandments within you. 2Keep my commandments and live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. 3Tie them to your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:10
He found him in a desolate land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, He instructed him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye.

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings

Proverbs 4:4
he taught me and said, "Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commandments and you will live.

Proverbs 4:21
Do not lose sight of them; keep them within your heart.

Zechariah 2:8
For this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "After His glory has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye--

Treasury of Scripture

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.

keep

Proverbs 4:13
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

Leviticus 18:5
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

Isaiah 55:3
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

as the

Deuteronomy 32:10
He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Zechariah 2:8
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.







Lexicon
Keep
שְׁמֹ֣ר (šə·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

my commandments
מִצְוֺתַ֣י (miṣ·wō·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

and live;
וֶחְיֵ֑ה (weḥ·yêh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

guard my teachings
וְ֝תוֹרָתִ֗י (wə·ṯō·w·rā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

as the apple
כְּאִישׁ֥וֹן (kə·’î·šō·wn)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 380: The little man of the eye, the pupil, ball, the middle

of your eye.
עֵינֶֽיךָ׃ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain
Verse 2. - Keep my commandments, and live (see on Proverbs 4:4). As the apple of thine eye; literally, the little man (ishon, diminutive of ish) of the eye; so called from the miniature reflection of objects seen in the pupil, specially of the person who looks into another's eye. It is a proverbial expression for anything particularly precious and liable to be injured unless guarded with scrupulous care (comp. Psalm 17:8, Zechariah 2:8). Similarly the Greeks called this organ κόρη, "damsel" or "puppet," and the Latin, pupilla. 7:1-5 We must lay up God's commandments safely. Not only, Keep them, and you shall live; but, Keep them as those that cannot live without them. Those that blame strict and careful walking as needless and too precise, consider not that the law is to be kept as the apple of the eye; indeed the law in the heart is the eye of the soul. Let the word of God dwell in us, and so be written where it will be always at hand to be read. Thus we shall be kept from the fatal effects of our own passions, and the snares of Satan. Let God's word confirm our dread of sin, and resolutions against it.
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