Psalms 119:148

148 I am awake through each watch of the night to meditate on Your promise.

Psalms 119:148 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:148

Mine eyes prevent the [night] watches
The Targum is,

``the morning and evening watches.''

There were three of them; Kimchi interprets it of the second and third; the meaning is, that the psalmist was awake and employed in one religious exercise or another, praying, reading, or meditating; either before the watches were set, or however before the time that some of them took place, or at least before they were all over;

that I might meditate in thy word;
he rose so early, in order to give himself up to meditation on the word of God; that he might be better instructed in the knowledge of divine things; that he might have solace and comfort from thence under his afflictions; and that he might be better furnished for the work of prayer; for the more familiar the word of God is to us, the better able we are to speak to God in his own language.

Psalms 119:148 In-Context

146 I call to You; save me, and I will keep Your decrees.
147 I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in Your word.
148 I am awake through each watch of the night to meditate on Your promise.
149 In keeping with Your faithful love, hear my voice. Lord, give me life, in keeping with Your justice.
150 Those who pursue evil plans come near; they are far from Your instruction.