Dictionary Mode: easton:Eye
Eye @ (Heb. 'ain, meaning "flowing"), applied (1) to a fountain, frequently; (2) to colour Numbers:11:7; R.V., "appearance," marg. "eye"); (3) the face Exodus:10:5 Exodus:10:15 Numbers:22:5 Numbers:22:11), in Numbers:14:14, "face to face" (R.V. marg., "eye to eye"). "Between the eyes", i.e., the forehead Exodus:13:9 Exodus:13:16). The expression Proverbs:23:31), "when it giveth his colour in the cup," is literally, "when it giveth out [or showeth] its eye." The beads or bubbles of wine are thus spoken of. "To set the eyes" on any one is to view him with favour Genesis:44:21; Job:24:23; Jeremiah:39:12). This word is used figuratively in the expressions an "evil eye" Matthew:20:15), a "bountiful eye" Proverbs:22:9), "haughty eyes" (6:17 marg.), "wanton eyes" Isaiah:3:16), "eyes full of adultery" ( 2Peter:2:14), "the lust of the eyes" ( 1John:2:16). Christians are warned against "eye-service" Ephesians:6:6; Colossians:3:22). Men were sometimes punished by having their eyes put out ( 1Samuel:11:2; Samson, Judges:16:21; Zedekiah, 2Kings:25:7). The custom of painting the eyes is alluded to in 2Kings:9:30, R.V.; Jeremiah:4:30; Ezekiel:23:40, a custom which still prevails extensively among Eastern women.
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