Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Proverbs 30:13

There is a kind—oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Pride;   Self-Righteousness;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Proverb, the Book of;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Pardon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Gestures;   Lift;   Proverbs, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Agur;   Generation;   Jakeh;   Massa;   Proverbs, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Generation;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Proverbs, Book of;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Eyelid;   Gesture;   Loftily;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Eye;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The third, Those who were full of vanity, pride, and insolence.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:13". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/proverbs-30.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. Above others, on whom they look with scorn and contempt; as those do who have more riches than others, and boast of them; they despise their poor neighbours, and disdain to look upon them: and such also who have more knowledge and wisdom than others, or at least think so; they are puffed up in their fleshly minds, and say of the illiterate or less knowing, as the proud Pharisees did, "this people, who knoweth not the law, are cursed": and likewise those who fancy themselves more holy and righteous than others; these, in a scornful manner, say, "stand by thyself, I am holier than thou"; and thank God they are not as other men are, as publicans and sinners; see Proverbs 19:4. Hence PlinyF9Nat. Hist. 1. 11. c. 37. says, that in the eyebrows there is a part of the mind; those especially show haughtiness; that pride has a receptacle elsewhere, but here it has its seat; it is bred in the heart, but here it comes and here it hangs: wherefore JuvenalF11Satyr. 6. v. 168. calls pride and haughtiness, "grande supercilium"; and proud haughty persons are said to be supercilious.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-30.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Proverbs 30:13 [There is] a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Ver. 13. Oh how lofty are their eyes.] The eyes are the seat of pride and disdain, which peep out at these windows. The Hebrews have a saying, that a man’s mind is soonest seen in oculis, in loculis, in poculis, in his eyes, expenses, cups. See Proverbs 6:17.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-30.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Who are proud and insolent, advancing themselves, and despising all others in comparison of themselves, and showing the pride of their hearts in their countenances and carriages.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 30:13". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-30.html. 1685.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

O how lofty are their eyes! - (Proverbs 6:17; Psalms 131:1.)

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-30.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
6:17; 21:4; Psalms 101:5; 131:1; Isaiah 2:11; 3:16; Ezekiel 28:2-5,9; Daniel 11:36,37; Habakkuk 2:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 15:13 - I have performed;  2 Kings 19:22 - exalted thy voice;  Esther 6:6 - To whom;  Psalm 10:4 - the pride;  Psalm 73:8 - corrupt;  Isaiah 3:9 - The show;  Isaiah 10:12 - the glory;  Isaiah 37:23 - against whom;  Jeremiah 48:29 - his loftiness;  Ezekiel 2:6 - though they;  Hosea 5:5 - the pride;  Habakkuk 2:5 - a proud man

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-30.html.