Psalms 119:148

148 I stay awake through the night, thinking about 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 cry out to you; rescue me, that I may obey your laws.
147 I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.
148 I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.
149 In your faithful love, O LORD, hear my cry; let me be revived by following your regulations.
150 Lawless people are coming to attack me; they live far from your instructions.