The LORD said to [Moses], 'Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute?
Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD?'
1 Samuel 12:16
Now then, stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes!
2 Samuel 10:12, 1 Chronicles 19:13
The LORD will do what is good in His sight.
2 Chronicles 7:14-16
If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and
seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and
will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and
My ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and
consecrated this temple so that My name may be there forever. My eyes and
My heart will always be there.
I myself will see [God] with my own eyes - I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
[God's] eyes are on the ways of men; He sees their every step.
My ears had heard of You but now my eyes have seen You.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your
sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the
house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of
the LORD and to seek Him in His temple.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.
Take heed, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?
Does He who implanted the ear not hear? Does He who formed the eye not see?
Does He who disciplines nations not punish? Does He who teaches man lack knowledge?
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,
that I may meditate on [God's] promises.
The LORD gives sight to the blind.
Preserve sound judgment and discernment,
do not let them out of your sight.
Ears that hear and eyes that see - the LORD has made them both.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has
discernment sees through him.
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:
The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy
in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your
eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment.
Isaiah 5:18-19, 21
Woe to those ... who say, 'Let God hurry, let Him hasten His work so we may see it.
Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come, so we may know it. ...
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.'
'Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.'
Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with
their hearts, and turn and be healed.
This is what God the LORD says - He Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, Who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it: 'I, the LORD , have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant
for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free
captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
I am the LORD ; that is My name! I will not give My glory to another or My praise
to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare;
before they spring into being I announce them to you.'
Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides You, Who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.
They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear,
for they are a rebellious people.
As for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in
darkness, the LORD will be my light. Because I have sinned against Him, I will bear
the LORD's wrath, until He pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring
me out into the light; I will see His righteousness. Then my enemy will see it
and will be covered with shame, she who said to me, 'Where is the LORD your God?'
My eyes will see her downfall; even now she will be trampled underfoot like mire
in the streets.
Matthew 7:4-5, Luke 6:42
How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when
you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the
plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck
from your brother's eye.
When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask Him,
'Are you the One Who was to come, or should we expect someone else?' Jesus replied,
'Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the
lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised,
and the good news is preached to the poor.'
The disciples came to Him and asked, 'Why do You speak to the people in parables?'
He replied, 'The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to
you, but not to them. ... This is why I speak to them in parables: 'Though seeing,
they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled
the prophecy of Isaiah: 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will
be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they
might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and
turn, and I would heal them.' But blessed are your eyes because they see,
and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets
and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear
what you hear but did not hear it.'
Jesus stopped and called them. 'What do you want Me to do for you?' He asked.
'Lord,' they answered, 'we want our sight.'
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received
their sight and followed Him.
Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?
Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?
Once more Jesus put His hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened,
his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the sight of
all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to Your people Israel.
'All things have been committed to Me by My Father. No one knows Who the Son is
except the Father, and no one knows Who the Father is except the Son and those
to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.' Then He turned to His disciples and said
privately, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many
prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear
what you hear but did not hear it.'
[Jesus] said to [the Pharisees], 'You are the ones who justify yourselves in
the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men
is detestable in God's sight.'
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized [Jesus].
For My Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him
shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Jesus said, 'For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see
and those who see will become blind.' Some Pharisees who were with Him heard Him
say this and asked, 'What? Are we blind too?' Jesus said, 'If you were blind, you
would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.'
He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with
their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn - and I would heal them.
[Jesus] was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.
They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men
dressed in white stood beside them. 'Men of Galilee,' they said, 'why do you stand
here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, Who has been taken from you into heaven,
will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.'
[Jesus said to Paul,] 'I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as
a witness of what you have seen of Me and what I will show you. I will rescue you
from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their
eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God,
so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are
sanctified by faith in Me.'
For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in [God's] sight by observing the law;
rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others
were hardened, as it is written: 'God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that
they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day.' And
David says: 'May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a
retribution for them. May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their
backs be bent forever.'
1 Corinthians 2:9
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has
prepared for those who love Him.
1 Corinthians 3:19
The wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight.
2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 5:7
We live by faith, not by sight.
[God] chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy
and blameless in His sight.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your
evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through
death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered
and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and
the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of
your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is
of great worth in God's sight.
2 Peter 1:5-9
Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to
perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly
kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure,
they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge
of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted
and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
1 John 3:2
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not
yet been made known. But we know that when [Jesus] appears, we shall
be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
Look, [Jesus] is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him,
even those who pierced Him.