Psalm 119:36
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New International Version
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

New Living Translation
Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money!

English Standard Version
Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!

New American Standard Bible
Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.

King James Bible
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Turn my heart to Your decrees and not to material gain.

International Standard Version
Turn my heart to your decrees and away from unjust gain.

NET Bible
Give me a desire for your rules, rather than for wealth gained unjustly.

New Heart English Bible
Turn my heart toward your statutes, not toward selfish gain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Turn my heart to your testimonies and not to fables.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Direct my heart toward your written instructions rather than getting rich in underhanded ways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.

New American Standard 1977
Incline my heart to Thy testimonies,
            And not to dishonest gain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

King James 2000 Bible
Incline my heart unto your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

American King James Version
Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

American Standard Version
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Incline my heart into thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

Darby Bible Translation
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to gain.

English Revised Version
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Incline my heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

World English Bible
Turn my heart toward your statutes, not toward selfish gain.

Young's Literal Translation
Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, And not unto dishonest gain.
Study Bible
Thy Word
35Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it. 36Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain. 37Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.…
Cross References
Mark 7:21
For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

Mark 7:22
greed, wickedness, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

Luke 12:15
And He said to them, "Watch out! Guard yourselves against every form of greed, for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said: "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."

Joshua 24:23
"Now therefore, put away the foreign gods which are in your midst, and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."

1 Kings 8:58
that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, which He commanded our fathers.

Psalm 119:112
I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even to the end. Samekh.

Psalm 141:4
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Ezekiel 33:31
"They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.
Treasury of Scripture

Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

incline

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works …

1 Kings 8:58 That he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways, and …

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me …

Ezekiel 11:19,20 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within …

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Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, …

Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as …

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you …

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he …

Mark 7:21,22 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, …

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness…

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: …

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not …

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

1 Timothy 6:9,10,17 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

2 Peter 2:3,14 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise …

(36) Covetousness.--Literally, rapine, prey. In Psalm 30:9 simply, "gain."

Verse 36. - Incline my heart unto thy testimonies. The writer recognizes that the right inclination of the heart, which he claims to have (vers. 7, 10, 32, 34, etc.), is itself the gift of God. And not to covetousness; or, "to gain" (comp. ver. 72). Incline my heart unto thy testimonies,.... To read the word of God, to hear it opened and explained, to observe and keep the things contained in it; to which there is a disinclination in men naturally: but the Lord, who fashions the hearts of men, and has them in his hands, can bend and incline them by his efficacious grace to regard these his testimonies; which, as Aben Ezra observes, are more precious than all substance, and so are opposed to what follows:

and not to covetousness; not to mammon or money, as the Targum; the love of it, which is the root of all evil, and very pernicious and harmful; in hearing the word it chokes it, and makes it unfruitful, 1 Timothy 6:9. Not that God inclines the heart to evil, as he does to good; but he may suffer the heart to be inclined, and may leave a man to the natural inclinations of his heart, and to the temptations of Satan, and the snares of the world, which may have great influence upon him; and this is what is here deprecated; see Psalm 141:4. 119:33-40 Teach me thy statutes, not the mere words, but the way of applying them to myself. God, by his Spirit, gives a right understanding. But the Spirit of revelation in the word will not suffice, unless we have the Spirit of wisdom in the heart. God puts his Spirit within us, causing us to walk in his statutes. The sin here prayed against is covetousness. Those that would have the love of God rooted in them, must get the love of the world rooted out; for the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Quicken me in thy way; to redeem time, and to do every duty with liveliness of spirit. Beholding vanity deadens us, and slackens our pace; a traveller must not stand gazing upon every object that presents itself to his view. The promises of God's word greatly relate to the preservation of the true believer. When Satan has drawn a child of God into worldly compliances, he will reproach him with the falls into which he led him. Victory must come from the cross of Christ. When we enjoy the sweetness of God's precepts, it will make us long for more acquaintance with them. And where God has wrought to will, he will work to do.
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