A cornerstone of our faith is that the Almighty sees everything, yet we read God has beheld no harm in Jacob, and has seen no trouble in Israel. The LORD their God is with them…Rashi approvingly cites the Aramaic translation of Onkelos that renders "harm" and "trouble" as forms of idolatry. The house of Jacob has no idolaters – and this explains why God can not see them. Ralbag uses the verse's ending to understand its beginning – when God sees the people are not troublesome but faithful to the Torah, only then "God is with them." S. D. Luzzatto turns the verse upside down: God is not willing to see any trouble fall upon Israel, but saves them from every harm and sorrow.