New American Standard Bible
"He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways.
King James Bible
Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.
Darby Bible Translation
God setteth him in safety, and he resteth thereon; but his eyes are upon their ways.
World English Bible
God gives them security, and they rest in it. His eyes are on their ways.
Young's Literal Translation
He giveth to him confidence, and he is supported, And his eyes are on their ways.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Though it be given him to be in safety - That is, God gives him safety. The name God is often understood, or not expressed. The meaning is, that God gives this wicked man, or oppressor, safety. He is permitted to live a life of security and tranquility.
Whereon he resteth - Or, rather, "And he is sustained, or upheld" - (וישׁען veyshâ‛an). The meaning is, that he is sustained or upheld by God.
Yet his eyes are upon their ways - "And the eyes of God are upon the ways of such men." That is, God guards and defends them. He seems to smile upon them, and to prosper all their enterprises.
LibraryWhether in Hell the Damned are Tormented by the Sole Punishment of Fire?
Objection 1: It would seem that in hell the damned are tormented by the sole punishment of fire; because Mat. 25:41, where their condemnation is declared, mention is made of fire only, in the words: "Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire." Objection 2: Further, even as the punishment of purgatory is due to venial sin, so is the punishment of hell due to mortal sin. Now no other punishment but that of fire is stated to be in purgatory, as appears from the words of 1 Cor. 3:13: "The fire …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
'Have You eyes of flesh? Or do You see as a man sees?
"For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.
"The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.
"Does He not see my ways And number all my steps?
"For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.
I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You. Tav.
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