Psalms 119:18

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 119:18

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wonderous things out of thy Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let my eyes be open to see the wonders of your law.
- Basic English Bible

Open mine eyes, and I shall behold wondrous things out of thy law.
- Darby Bible

Open thou my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
- Webster's Bible

Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things out of your law.
- World English Bible

Uncover mine eyes, and I behold wonders out of Thy law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 119:18

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:18

119:18 Open - Enlighten my mind by the light of thy Holy Spirit, and dispel all ignorance and error. Behold - Those great and marvellous depths of Divine wisdom and goodness, and those profound mysteries of Christ, and God's grace to mankind, and of that everlasting state, which are not to be known but by Divine illumination.

Discussion for Psalms 119:18

  • i attend assembly of God but not baptized by the holy spirit, im scared to get baptized but excited to as well to get baptized...
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Psalms 119:18
    God bless you JR

    To get baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ is a wonderful thing. Afterward you have to consecrate you life, praying every day to receive the Holy Ghost.

    But remember that before you get baptized you must have repented of your sin. That includes going to the people you know and asking them to forgive you if you have done anything wrong to them. It does not matter whether you know of something wrong you did to them or not. Go to everyone you know and tell them that you have given your life to Jesus Christ and now you are asking them to forgive you if you did something wrong to them.

    Peace and Love in Christ
  • Ian on Psalms 119:18
    Why does God choose to open the eyes of some to saving truth yet not to others
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 119:18
    Ian, that's a question many have contemplated long & hard over the generations. You could receive different views, but I can only share how I consider such an intriguing matter.

    Whatever things are hidden from us & are in the domain of Almighty God need to remain with Him, without our compulsions to believe a certain way. One of the best verses that gives us a glimpse of this is in Ephesians 1:3-5 where Paul tells us of God's Plan for those He chooses. However, the verses only tell us that God has chosen us IN HIM (in Christ) even before the foundation of the world to be holy beings. And that God has predestined (planned our destiny) to be called His children through Jesus Christ & according to His good pleasure.

    But, as you ask, why some & not others? Are we so privileged to belong to Him because our names were 'drawn out of a hat'? Or, did God, in His Omniscience, already know those whom He wanted or would respond to His Call & therefore appointed us to receive salvation? Is it at all possible that there could be some earnest soul wanting to be saved through Jesus, but is refused because of not being predestined? I have never seen such a pitiful situation as this.

    Then why is the Gospel preached by the Apostles & the Church, if God's predestining overrides any effort or desire on our part? The only way I can understand this aspect of God's Character is by harmonizing the Scriptures. If His Love for the sinner was so great & persistent that He would send His Son for our sake & that Jesus Himself enjoined his apostles to take this Gospel message to the far reaches of the globe, then surely God's predestining & choosing is dependent on His prompting of a heart to hunger for Truth, to hear & receive the Gospel & be sealed with His Spirit. And those who will reject the Truth because of the hardness of their hearts, to them God has not shed Light nor predestined to salvation. Yet we still preach the Gospel so all may hear & know - that's our responsibility.
  • Ian Maclean - in Reply on Psalms 119:18
    Thanks for your reply.....i agree.....with the sacred songster all i can say is....'what is man....."
  • Mike D on Psalms 119:18
    Did you ever ask the question why two people can look at the same verse of scripture and their understanding is completely different. One will see the truth while the other is blind to it. 1 Corinthians 2 14 helps us understand this. It states the natural man unsaved man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, they are foolishness to him. Why is that? The verse goes on to give that answer. The things of God are spiritually discerned or understood. No matter how intelligent a person is he could never be able to discover God or the things of God without God 's intervention. Even with believers we learn line upon line truth upon truth. The psalmist knew his understanding depended upon God 's revealing the unseen treasures hidden in it.


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