The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes. (KJV)
The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both. (NASB)
This verse obviously has an upfront meaning: God, as Creator, gives sight to people of every social status. It makes sense.
One thing that comes into conflict with this meaning, however, is that some people are born blind or are blinded in the course of life.
Suddenly the plain meaning seems tricky in certain circumstances. Though we should remember that proverbs are generalized statements, but perhaps there is a deeper meaning.
In Romans 1, Paul tells us:
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest…
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