1. Judges 17:6 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the opposite phrase to “doing what is right in one’s own eyes”?

Judges 17:6 (ESV)

6 In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

The opposite to this phrase is “to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord.” This phrase is Mosaic (Exodus 15:26; Deuteronomy 6:18; Deuteronomy 12:25, Deuteronomy 12:28; Deuteronomy 13:18; Deuteronomy 21:9), but it recurs with great frequency in the Deuteronomic History, especially in evaluations of and exhortations to the monarchies and in Jeremiah 34:15.