The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
1. Scripture instances of God's beholding the various works of men. He beholds the evil. See cases of Cain and Abel, Achan, etc. He beholds the good. See eases of Noah, Jacob, etc. Each act, each thought, each hope and fear of a man, is open to the sight of his God.
2. The character of the all-seeing One. The all-seeing God is a person, not a mere abstract name for nature. The Lord is not only a person, but also one who always remembers. The all-seeing God is not indifferent to the acts of men, and their characters are before Him. He who sees the evil and the good is all-powerful to punish and reward.
(H. Constable, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.