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 119:18

  • 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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