A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: Apple of one's eye


Something absolutely precious to the one who has it, often used of a person. The 'apple' is the pupil of the eye.


One instinctively protects one's eyes, and this phrase describes God's protection of and love for his people. He expects his people to hold his law equally precious.

Bible References

Deuteronomy 32:10; Psalms 17:8; Proverbs 7:2
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