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Psalms 119:37

    Psalms 119:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let my eyes be turned away from what is false; give me life in your ways.

    Webster's Revision

    Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.

    World English Bible

    Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken me in thy ways.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:37

    From beholding vanity - An idol, worldly pleasure, beauty, finery; any thing that is vain, empty, or transitory. Let me not behold it; let me not dwell upon it. Let me remember Achan: he saw, - he coveted, - he took, - he hid his theft, and was slain for his sin.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:37

    Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity - Vain things; wicked things; things which would be likely to lead me astray from what is real and true. Compare Isaiah 33:15; Job 31:1. Margin, here, as in Hebrew, "make to pass." Make my eyes to pass rapidly from such objects, that I may not look at them, may not contemplate them, may not dwell upon them. There is danger in looking on sin steadily; in surveying its features; in returning to contemplate it. An ugly object loses much of its deformity when we look often upon it; and this is a benevolent law, lest we should be miserable when we are under a necessity of looking on it. Sin follows this general law, and is to be avoided altogether, even in its contemplation, if we would be safe. A man should be thankful in this world that he has eyelids; and as he can close his eyes, so he should often do it.

    And quicken thou me in thy way - Endow me with life, energy, vigor, that I may walk in thy way.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:37

    119:37 Vanity - The vain things of this present world, such as riches, honours, pleasures: from beholding them, with desire or affection. Quicken - Make me lively, vigorous and fervent in thy service.