2 Chronicles 16:9

Hebrew Bible

8 Did not the Cushites and Libyans have a huge army with chariots and a very large number of horsemen? But when you relied on the Lord, he handed them over to you! 9 Certainly the Lord watches the whole earth carefully and is ready to strengthen those who are devoted to him. You have acted foolishly in this matter; from now on you will have war.” 10 Asa was so angry at the prophet, he put him in jail. Asa also oppressed some of the people at that time.

Zechariah 4:10

Hebrew Bible

9 “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundations of this temple, and his hands will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me to you. 10 For who dares make light of small beginnings? These seven eyes will joyfully look on the tin tablet in Zerubbabel’s hand. These are the eyes of the Lord, which constantly range across the whole earth. 11 Next I asked the messenger, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the menorah?”

 Notes and References

"... In the Polel stem, shwt generally means “go eagerly, quickly, to and fro” in search of something. In some passages, this search may involve physical movement (Numbers 11:8; Job 1:17; 2:2; 2 Samuel 24:2,8; Jeremiah 5:1; 49:3; Amos 8:12). For example, in Numbers 11:8 people “rove around” in search of manna and in Amos 8:12 people will go in search of the word of God which cannot be found. Yet, in other passages (2 Chronicles 16:9; Zechariah 4:10), it denotes “searching,” which scarcely involves physical movement. In 2 Chronicles 16:9, God’s eyes are said to “rove around” throughout the whole world (also Zechariah 4:10). Rather than a physical movement, the meaning here is that God observes the activities of men. In sum, shwt implies searching, involving either bodily movement in search of something or a mental activity of searching into something. The context of Daniel 12:4 suggests that “rove around” be understood as “searching” into the meaning of something. The increase of “knowledge” directly sequels the activity of ‘roving around.’ ..."

Bediako, Daniel K. "Knowlege Shall Increase" An Interpretation of Daniel 12:4 (pp. 93-103) Valley View University Journal of Theology 2, 2012

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