see eye to eye

to be in agreement
—I think my husband’s right about most things, but on the subject of raising children, we don’t see eye to eye.

While Isaiah spent much of his time warning the people about the consequences of their disobedience—such as their enemies taking over the Promised Land—he also continued to encourage them with his descriptions of how the Israelites would return from captivity, the nation would be restored, and the people would be saved:

Listen, your watchmen shout;

in unison they shout for joy,

for they see with their very own eyes [see eye to eye]

the Lord’s return to Zion. (Isaiah 52:8)

While today’s eye to eye gives a picture of people seeing things in the same way, Isaiah’s meaning was that when the Israelites returned, the watchmen would see it clearly, with their own eyes.

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