Proverbs 7:2
Text Analysis
8104 [e]שְׁמֹ֣ר
4687 [e]מִצְוֺתַ֣י
my commandsN-fpc | 1cs
2421 [e]וֶחְיֵ֑ה
and liveConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-ms
8451 [e]וְ֝תוֹרָתִ֗י
and my lawConj-w | N-fsc | 1cs
380 [e]כְּאִישׁ֥וֹן
as the applePrep-k | N-msc
5869 [e]עֵינֶֽיךָ׃
of your eyeN-cdc | 2ms

Hebrew Texts
משלי 7:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
שְׁמֹ֣ר מִצְוֹתַ֣י וֶחְיֵ֑ה וְ֝תֹורָתִ֗י כְּאִישֹׁ֥ון עֵינֶֽיךָ׃

משלי 7:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
שמר מצותי וחיה ותורתי כאישון עיניך׃

משלי 7:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
שמר מצותי וחיה ותורתי כאישון עיניך׃

משלי 7:2 Hebrew Bible
שמר מצותי וחיה ותורתי כאישון עיניך׃

Parallel Verses
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Keep my commands and live; protect my teachings as the pupil of your eye.
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as the
As the pupil of the eye, the hole or the opening of the uveous coat, or iris, through which the rays of light pass, and falling upon the retina, there depict every object in its natural colour, as upon a piece of white paper. Now the pupil of the eye is essentially necessary to sight, and easily injured, it is not only, in common with other parts, deeply entrenched in the skull, ramparted with the forehead and cheek bones, defended by the eyebrows, eyelids and eyelashes and placed so as to be best protected by the hands, but, by a wonderful mechanism, is contracted or dilated by the muscular power of the iris, without which an excess of light would cause instant blindness.

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