New Living Translation
Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money!
King James Bible
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
Darby Bible Translation
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to gain.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
119:36 Covetousness - He mentions this in particular, because it is most opposite to God's testimonies, and does most commonly hinder men from receiving his word, and from profiting by it: and because it is most pernicious, as being the root of all evil.
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For from within, out of a person's heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder,
adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.
Then he said, "Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own."
Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you."
"All right then," Joshua said, "destroy the idols among you, and turn your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."
1 Kings 8:58
May he give us the desire to do his will in everything and to obey all the commands, decrees, and regulations that he gave our ancestors.
I am determined to keep your decrees to the very end.
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