1 Peter 3:12

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the eyes of the Lord are ouer the righteous, and his eares are open vnto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that doe euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, And his ears unto their supplication: But the face of the Lord is upon them that do evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the eyes of the Lord are on the upright, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
- Basic English Bible

because [the] eyes of [the] Lord [are] on [the] righteous, and his ears towards their supplications; but [the] face of [the] Lord [is] against them that do evil.
- Darby Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
- Webster's Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open to their supplication; but the face of the Lord is set against evil-doers."
- Weymouth Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
- World English Bible

For the iyen of the Lord ben on iust men, and hise eris on the preieris of hem; but the cheer of the Lord is on men that don yuels.
- Wycliffe Bible

because the eyes of the Lord [are] upon the righteous, and His ears -- to their supplication, and the face of the Lord [is] upon those doing evil;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:12


3:12 The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous - For good. Anger appears in the whole face; love, chiefly in the eyes.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:12


1Pe 3:12 The eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous. He ceases not to regard his righteous servants. His ears [are open] unto their prayers. He not only sees, but hears when they cry to him. But the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil. Is turned in displeasure upon evil doers.

Discussion for 1 Peter 3:12

  • Glorious gospel center for verse 12
    the eyes of the lord is upon every creatures to reward and render to them according to their works
  • If we draw near to Jehovah God with complete hearts, his eyes will be upon us, not to condemn us, but to observe our efforts and answer our prayers for help and forgiveness

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