Skip to main content

Proverbs 22:9 KJV

I like this translation of this verse because I feel it captures an accurate picture of what Solomon is saying. RSB defines the bountiful eye as, “the good of eye, the kindly looking, the benevolent man, in contrast to him of the evil eye, the envious, the unfriendly…” I don’t know about you but I’ve come to recognize true kindness and concern in other people’s eyes. They not only have a way of locking in on your’s when you speak but they communicate the heart and mind of the listener in a very powerfully way. The thing about this is that their kindness doesn’t end with their eyes. That which was first communicated through their eyes is followed through by their actions. Here the compassionate, kind look continues in the giving of food to the hungry. The by product of this persons heart is that they are blessed as well. The beauty here is not in the receiving of a blessing. It is the revealed heart of kindness. The blessing is a by product. The Latin of this verse also gives an indication that the blessing is in the giver influencing the soul of the poor. Whether it is or not it is obvious God honors the kind and generous heart of His followers. Today see with the eyes of Jesus and watch the world change. #BeTheEdge


“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” Jesus