23 May 2006

This is driving me crazy...

Attention, Bible scholars...

There is this quote I have been told is from Proverbs, but cannot find.

"The eyes are the windows to the heart."

I could not find it in Proverbs, so I looked in Ecclesiastes. Nada. Maybe this is in the Psalms? I've heard it more than once, but never been able to find its origin. A prize to whoever can find me the reference first -- or the origin of this saying.


At 23 May, 2006 13:43, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

I think the phrase is more commonly used as, "The eyes are the window to the soul." It's a proverb, but not a biblical one.
See one explanation here

At 23 May, 2006 16:12, Blogger Redeemed said...

hum, I agree with Angie. I don't think it's a Biblical Proverb. I like Angie's explanation though...I clicked! :)

At 23 May, 2006 16:32, Blogger Carey said...

Oh, I do like that explanation!

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23)

I have usually heard "The eyes are the window to the soul," but it was quoted to me as "window to the heart."


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