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Proverbs 20:12

    Proverbs 20:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD has made even both of them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The hearing ear and the seeing eye are equally the Lord's work.

    Webster's Revision

    The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.

    World English Bible

    The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Yahweh has made even both of them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

    Definitions for Proverbs 20:12

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:12

    The hearing ear and the seeing eye - Every good we possess comes from God; and we should neither use our eyes, nor our ears, nor any thing we possess, but in strict subserviency to his will.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:12

    Not only do we owe the gifts of sight and hearing to Yahweh, but He, being the giver, will also call us to account for them (compare Psalm 94:9).