Proverbs 7:2
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New International Version
Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

King James Bible
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Darby Bible Translation
Keep my commandments, and live; and my teaching, as the apple of thine eye.

World English Bible
Keep my commandments and live! Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Young's Literal Translation
Keep my commands, and live, And my law as the pupil of thine eye.

Proverbs 7:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As the apple of thine eye - As the pupil of the eye, which is of such essential necessity to sight, and so easily injured.

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Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

Leviticus 18:5 You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

John 12:49,50 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak...

John 14:21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...

John 15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

1 John 2:3,4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments...

1 John 5:1-3 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him...

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

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As the pupil of the eye, the hole or the opening of the uveous coat, or iris, through which the rays of light pass, and falling upon the retina, there depict every object in its natural colour, as upon a piece of white paper. Now the pupil of the eye is essentially necessary to sight, and easily injured, it is not only, in common with other parts, deeply entrenched in the skull, ramparted with the forehead and cheek bones, defended by the eyebrows, eyelids and eyelashes and placed so as to be best protected by the hands, but, by a wonderful mechanism, is contracted or dilated by the muscular power of the iris, without which an excess of light would cause instant blindness.

Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him...

Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings,

Zechariah 2:8 For thus said the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to the nations which spoiled you...

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Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Gospel Transcends Law.
Text: 2 Corinthians 3, 4-11. 4 And such confidence have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written, and engraven on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look stedfastly upon
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
OR, A DISCOURSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS MAN'S DESIRES. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR As the tree is known by its fruit, so is the state of a man's heart known by his desires. The desires of the righteous are the touchstone or standard of Christian sincerity--the evidence of the new birth--the spiritual barometer of faith and grace--and the springs of obedience. Christ and him crucified is the ground of all our hopes--the foundation upon which all our desires after God and holiness are built--and the root
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:10
In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye,

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings

Proverbs 4:4
Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.

Proverbs 4:21
Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;

Zechariah 2:8
For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye--

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