forasmuch: As the Israelites were under the immediate direction of God himself, and were guided by the pillar of cloud and fire, it might be supposed that they had no need of Hobab. But it should be remembered, that the cloud directed only their general journeys, not their particular excursions. Parties took several journeys while the grand army lay still - Num 13:1, Num 20:1, Num 31:1, Num 32:1.
instead of eyes: Job 29:15, Psa 32:8, 1Co 12:14-21, Gal 6:2
Reciprocal: 1Co 12:21 - General