and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you Yahweh are in the midst of this people, for you Yahweh are seen right before their eyes, and your cloud stands over them and you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. Bible see other translations

“right before their eyes.” The Hebrew text is literally “eye in eye,” which is an idiom for “right before your eyes.” The only other occurrence of “eye to eye” in the Bible is Isaiah 52:8, which speaks of how the watchmen in Jerusalem will shout for joy when Yahweh returns to Zion, which He does by sending the Messiah, His Son.

[For more on the idiom, “eye in eye,” see commentary on Isa. 52:8]

Commentary for: Numbers 14:14