Psalms 119:148

148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.

Psalms 119:148 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
English Standard Version (ESV)
148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.
New Living Translation (NLT)
148 I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.
The Message Bible (MSG)
148 I stayed awake all night, prayerfully pondering your promise.
American Standard Version (ASV)
148 Mine eyes anticipated the night-watches, That I might meditate on thy word.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
148 My eyes are wide-open throughout the nighttime hours to reflect on your word.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
148 I am awake through each watch of the night to meditate on Your promise.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
148 My eyes stay open all night long. I spend my time thinking about your promises.

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 out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, LORD, according to your laws.
150 Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.

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