New American Standard Bible
Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.
King James Bible
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
Darby Bible Translation
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; quicken me in thy way.
World English Bible
Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways.
Young's Literal Translation
Remove mine eyes from seeing vanity, In Thy way quicken Thou me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity - Vain things; wicked things; things which would be likely to lead me astray from what is real and true. Compare Isaiah 33:15; Job 31:1. Margin, here, as in Hebrew, "make to pass." Make my eyes to pass rapidly from such objects, that I may not look at them, may not contemplate them, may not dwell upon them. There is danger in looking on sin steadily; in surveying its features; in returning to contemplate it. An ugly object loses much of its deformity when we look often upon it; and this is a benevolent law, lest we should be miserable when we are under a necessity of looking on it. Sin follows this general law, and is to be avoided altogether, even in its contemplation, if we would be safe. A man should be thankful in this world that he has eyelids; and as he can close his eyes, so he should often do it.
And quicken thou me in thy way - Endow me with life, energy, vigor, that I may walk in thy way.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
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