8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. King James Version (KJV).
ESV - 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
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"the lust of the eyes" (1 John 2:16) -- indicating a desire for things based on their visible appearance, with a connotation of being deceived by those appearances, or judging the objects in question only on a surface or superficial level, rather than from a spiritual standpoint "the eye is the lamp of the body" (Matthew 6:22) -- the means by which things are seen, indicating the need for the eye to be healthy in order for vision to be clear (and drawing a parllel or similarity to the necessity to have clear spiritual vision through knowledge of God's word) "to open their eyes" (Acts 26:18) -- referring to providing insight to people of their true spiritual condition, similar to the restoration of physical vision to a blind person, or to someone who has willfully closed their eyes "haughty eyes" (Proverbs 21:4) -- a negative indication of pride, and of people who "look down" on others "the eyes of the Lord" (2 Chronicles 16:9) -- referring to God's omniscience, as well as His willingness to help those who place their faith in Him "in their own eyes" (Isaiah 5:21) -- referring to self-perception (particularly erroneous self-perception) "lift up your eyes" -- to look in hope toward (Psalm 121:1), or (in the case of God) with favor upon "would not so much as lift his eyes to heaven" (Luke 18:13) -- a sign of contrition or sorrow for sin "keep me as the apple of your eye" (Psalm 17:8) -- a metaphor for value or preciousness, arising from the importance of the sense of sight "every eye will see Him" (Revelation 1:7) -- using the eye as a representation of the whole person
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