New International Version
He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though it be given him to be in safety - The Vulgate gives this verse a singular turn: Dedit ei Deus locum paenitentiae, et ille abutitur eo in superbiam, "God gave him space for repentance, but he has abused it through pride." This is by no means conformable to the original. I think the words should be translated thus: "He gives them (i.e., the guards) to him for security, and he leans upon them; yet his eyes are upon their ways." Though he have taken the guards, mentioned in the preceding verse, for his personal defense, and for this purpose he uses them; yet he is full of diffidence, and he is continually watching them lest they should be plotting his destruction. The true picture of an Eastern tyrant. Without are fightings; within are fears.
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Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?
Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?
The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure-- those God has in his hand.
Does he not see my ways and count my every step?
"His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.
I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
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