Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
– Proverbs 22:12

The phrase, eyes of the Lord, is used in Proverbs to refer to God’s sovereign and complete knowledge of the doings of man (Proverbs 5:21; 15:3). God’s omniscient observation is inescapable. The word for preserve means guard, or watch. The word for knowledge means perception, or understanding. The contrast with the second phrase gives us the sense of truth for knowledge. The open, searching eyes of Yahweh sees the doings of man and preserves the truth, or right record, of events. The first phrase hints to Yahweh as judge and the second phrase makes that clear. The word for transgressor means treacherous, or deceitful. Such falsehood will be overthrown, or destroyed, by the truth. The eyes of Yahweh not only see a man’s actions, but his thoughts and intentions in them as well (Proverbs 15:11; 16:2; 17:3; 21:2).

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Proverbs 4:25

Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
– Proverbs 4:25

Eyes are used to see. Going in the way of wisdom means seeing the way in the sense that we are thoughtful and deliberate in considering well the end of the way before we begin in it. So we should look right and straight ahead at where we should go. Even considering the uncertainties of life, Solomon concluded that it is better to walk in wisdom, which he spoke of as having eyes in your head as opposed to the fools who stumble in the dark (Ecclesiastes 2:13-14).

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Proverbs 4:21

Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
– Proverbs 4:21

Solomon continues addressing the sensory parts here with eyes and heart. The eyes see and read the words of wisdom that are written. The eyes are also put for looking well to your goings, which is a crucial feature of wisdom. The heart often means the mind or thinking faculty. It can also refer to the emotions or the whole inner being. Wise sayings must be fixed in the mind which speaks to deliberate actions rather than heat-of-the-moment decisions.

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