Psalms 119:37

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Turne away mine eyes from beholding vanitie: and quicken thou me in thy way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; quicken me in thy way.
- Darby Bible

Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and revive thou me in thy way.
- Webster's Bible

Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways.
- World English Bible

Remove mine eyes from seeing vanity, In Thy way quicken Thou me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken me in Thy ways.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


Discussion for Psalms 119:37

  • This is another great example that godly living does not happen by accident but by a focused and deliberate life. David ask God to turn his eyes from beholding vanity. Vanity is the false way, it is the lying way and always is the way most traveled. Living primarily for pleasure or seeking to be honored or self promotion is vanity. David prays quicken me, revive me, restore me or make me alive to you purposes in my life. David knew, left to himself, he was prone to wander, prone to leave the God he loved.
  • Student Hephzibah for verse 37
    OUR OMNIPOTENT OMNIPRESENT OMNISCIENT OMNILOVE CREATOR KING FATHER ISHI MY SOFT ANSWER IS Psalm 119:the Schin portion 161 - 168 Thank you Hineni
  • let us not focus on the things of this world because it sometimes can ruin us and we end up putting those things in front of God, but God 's word is truth and life and good!
  • Maxwell for verse 37
    Lets turn away our eyes from watching vanity things like politics ponography wealth and all things of the world

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