The Eyes of God
For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice,
and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD,
which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Zechariah 4:10 (Spoke 16, Cycle 2)
The great themes of Spoke 16 flow directly from the literal meaning of the name
of the Sixteenth Letter – Ayin – the common Hebrew word for an eye, the
organ of sight. This coheres with shape in the ancient script – O – a simple image of
the eye. Ayin also denotes a well, spring, or fountain, a kind of "eye of water" in the
ground. It is one of the most firmly established names; there being six
Alphabetic Verses bearing witness to it:
- AV Ps 25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD ...
- AV Lam 3:49 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not ...
- AV Lam 3:51 Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
- AV Ps 119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
- AV Ps 145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
- AV Ps 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
The reference to "the eyes of the Lord" in the last verse is particularly enlightening.
This phrase appears twenty-two times in the KJV, with the final two aligned on Spoke 16
in Zechariah 4:10 (quoted above) and this verse from 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.
1 Peter 3:12 (Spoke 16, Cycle 3)
This verse from 1 Peter is a direct quote from the Ayin verse of Psalm 34.
It is quoted in no other Book and so forms a unique link – an Alphabetic KeyLink –
from the Ayin verse of AV Psalm 34 to 1 Peter on Spoke 16. Furthermore, the KeyLink is based on the meaning
of the name of the Sixteenth Letter itself! Consider what is going on here. We have another top-level, super-obvious,
explicit integration of the order of the Books of the Bible with the pattern of the Hebrew Alphabet.
|The Eyes of the Lord|
A closer analysis reveals a very tight connection between Spoke 16, AV Psalm 34:15, and the literal meaning of the
name of the sixteenth letter. The exact phrase that appears in Zechariah 4:10 is einei YHVH.
This phrase appears in only six verses from four books (Deut 11:12, AV Ps 34:15, Prov 5:21, 15:3, 22:12, Zech 4:10).
When translated into the Greek
Septuagint (LXX), the phrase became "opthalmoi kuriou" which appears in one and only one verse of the Greek New Testament,
(1 Peter 3:12, of course).
Much more common is the phrase b'einei YHVH
formed with the Bet prefix to indicate the preposition "in". This phrase appears 92 times in Scripture,
translated as "in the eyes of God" 13 times and "in the sight of God" 79 times.
We have therefore and extremely strong thematic link from the Ayin verse of AV Psalm 34:15 to both
Zechariah and 1 Peter on Spoke 16. It is not an Alphabetic KeyLink to Zechariah because
there is not a unique linking set as there is between it and 1 Peter 3:12 where it is quoted.
|Threefold Thematic Link: The Eyes of God|
|AV Psalm 34:15 (Ayin)Zechariah 4:101 Peter 3:12|
This is an example of the astounding wealth of Alphabetic Links and KeyLinks found in AV Psalm 34.
It played key roles on
Spoke 1 (BW book pg 128),
Spoke 2 (BW book pg 139),
Spoke 9 (BW book pg 224), and now here on Spoke 16.
But the best is yet to come in the absolutely stunning Alphabetic KeyLink from the prophecy of the Crucifixion in
its Shin verse to the unique record of its fulfillment in John's Gospel on
Spoke 21 (BW book pg 361).
Next article: Seven Eyes upon One Stone