By wilmer74 | wramirez | 28 Apr 2021

When we talk about the phrase "the apple of your eyes" perhaps we can relate it to the meaning of favorite. However, biblically it does not represent exactly that, below you will know what it means.
We usually see interpretations, where the expression is believed to actually speak of a literal girl.
This is incorrect. The expression "Child of your eyes" does not literally refer to a girl, but to the Pupil of the eye. In Hebrew the word used refers to the image of oneself reflected in the pupil when one approaches, as of a "little man", in Spanish it was interpreted as that of a doll.
Psalms 17: 8 Take care of me as the apple of your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings
Here the psalmist is telling God to take care of him as he would take care of the pupil of his own eyes, not that he is a babe or girl in God's eyes. It refers to this passage.
Deuteronomy 32:10 he found Him in a desolate land, in the roaring wilderness of the wilderness. He protected and cared for him; he kept it as the apple of his eye
Another verse allows us to better understand the context and its poetic interpretation:
Lamentations 2:18 Their hearts cried out to the Lord; O daughter of Zion, shed tears like a stream day and night; Do not rest, nor do the girls of your eyes cease.
Under a simple reading we can understand that he is saying “do not rest, nor stop crying the pupils of your eyes.

Let's look at a different translation to understand the idea:

Deuteronomy 32:10 “When God found you, you were walking through the desert, through windswept lands. But he took them in his arms and cared for them like his own eyes.
Here we see again:
Proverbs 7: 2 Fulfill my commands, and you will live; take care of my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Proverbs 7: 2 Obey my commands and live! Save my instructions just as you take care of your eyes.
The use of the phrase only expresses protection, closeness, proximity, be it of God or of one.
The artist Daniel Calveti sings that song you mention and the chorus says:
And you gave me name
I am your girl,
The girl of your eyes
Because you loved me.

I cannot speak for the artist Daniel Calveti and tell you what he thinks of the matter. But it is clear to me that many Christians misinterpret the chorus, or speak of the matter based on the chorus but not on the Bible.
The song only works in a Christian context, outside of which it has an unfortunate performance. Without the proper context it is a bit weird to see a minister shouting "I am your girl"




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