Psalms 119:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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

  • Adam Oghenero Adam
    Every experience man is going through in life is in the word of God and God has made a way of escape through His word. The entrance of His word giveth light. God's Word is light to all situations.
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 119:130 the entrance of thy words giveth light ---IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING---UNTO THE SIMPLE---psalm119:104 through thy precepts I get understanding---THEREFORE I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY PROVERBS 4:5 GET WISDOM GET UNDERSTANDING FORGET IT NOT---NEITHER DECLINE FROM THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH PRO21:16--THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD
  • Irene123
    To Katapalca - I think maybe the 'consistency' of David's references to the word, law, judgments in almost every verse in this whole Psalm is what you were referring when you said, "..... always turning to the word ..... ? It's a GREAT Ps., isn't it? I'm sure very few people notice the consistency character of it. I did just now as I re-read it just before sending you this.
  • Barbara Moore
    Psalms 119:2, that prayer is our main source of communication between Heaven and Earth. We must study Gods word to learn of him so that eventually it is planted in our heart so that it becomes a part of our everyday life. Prayer is the medicine to remain on track with God.
  • Katalpaca
    I really love Psalm 119 it teaches us that loving the Word of God is a very good thing and will bless us. In stipe of all that David went thru he always turned to the Word.
  • Irene123
    Ps. 119:11 - I used to think, up until a couple wks. ago, that this verse referred to just knowing right 'n wrong according to God; but it doesn't; it refers to David knowing the O.T. law - by heart - without looking at. I know this because - I have been told of a couple of pastors that know every word of the WHOLE Bible by heart that are living today. I know there are more than that.

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