The Eye Christian Symbol
represents the "all-seeing eye" representing the eye
of God the Father, the all-knowing and ever-present
God. In later examples of Christian art the eye was
pictured in a triangle with rays of light to
represent the infinite holiness of the Trinity. The
all seeing eye is based on the following passage in
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear
him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love
The Easton Bible Dictionary provides the following
definition, meaning and emblem for the Eye Christian
Symbol in the Bible.
The custom of painting the eyes is alluded to in 2
Kings 9:30, R.V.; Jer. 4:30; Ezek. 23:40, a custom
which still prevails extensively among Eastern
The expression (Prov. 23:31), "when it giveth his
colour in the cup," is literally, "when it giveth
out [or showeth] its eye." The beads or bubbles of
wine are thus spoken of. "To set the eyes" on any
one is to view him with favour (Gen. 44:21; Job
24:23; Jer. 39:12).
This word is used figuratively in the expressions an
"evil eye" (Matt. 20:15), a "bountiful eye" (Prov.
22:9), "haughty eyes" (6:17 marg.), "wanton eyes" (Isa.
3:16), "eyes full of adultery" (2 Pet. 2:14), "the
lust of the eyes" (1 John 2:16).
Christians are warned against "eye-service" (Eph.
6:6; Col. 3:22).
Men were sometimes punished by having their eyes put
out (1 Sam. 11:2; Samson, Judg. 16:21; Zedekiah, 2