Psalm 119:148
New International Version
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.

New Living Translation
I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.

English Standard Version
My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.

Berean Study Bible
My eyes anticipate the watches of night, that I may meditate on Your word.

New American Standard Bible
My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.

King James Bible
Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

Christian Standard Bible
I am awake through each watch of the night to meditate on your promise.

Contemporary English Version
I lie awake at night, thinking of your promises.

Good News Translation
All night long I lie awake, to meditate on your instructions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am awake through each watch of the night to meditate on Your promise.

International Standard Version
I look forward to the night watches, when I may meditate on what you have said.

NET Bible
My eyes anticipate the nighttime hours, so that I can meditate on your word.

New Heart English Bible
My eyes stay open through the night watches, that I might meditate on your word.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My eyes are open before the night watch that I shall meditate in your word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My eyes are wide-open throughout the nighttime hours to reflect on your word.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Mine eyes forestalled the night-watches, That I might meditate in Thy word.

New American Standard 1977
My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Thy word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My eyes anticipate the night watches that I might meditate in thy spoken word.

King James 2000 Bible
My eyes awake before the night watches, that I might meditate in your word.

American King James Version
My eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in your word.

American Standard Version
Mine eyes anticipated the night-watches, That I might meditate on thy word.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Mine eyes prevented the dawn, that I might meditate on thine oracles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My eyes to thee have prevented the morning: that I might meditate on thy words.

Darby Bible Translation
Mine eyes anticipate the night-watches, that I may meditate in thy word.

English Revised Version
Mine eyes prevented the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
My eyes anticipated the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

World English Bible
My eyes stay open through the night watches, that I might meditate on your word.

Young's Literal Translation
Mine eyes have gone before the watches, To meditate in Thy saying.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
147I rise before dawn and cry for help; in Your word I have put my hope. 148My eyes anticipate the watches of night, that I may meditate on Your word. 149Hear my voice, O LORD, according to Your loving devotion; give me life according to Your justice.…
Cross References
Psalm 63:6
When I remember You on my bed, I think of You through the watches of the night.

Psalm 119:15
I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways.

Treasury of Scripture

My eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in your word.

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Psalm 119:62
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Psalm 63:1,6
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; …

Psalm 139:17,18
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! …

the night watches.







Lexicon
My eyes
עֵ֭ינַי (‘ê·nay)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

anticipate
קִדְּמ֣וּ (qid·də·mū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6923: To project, precede, to anticipate, hasten, meet

the watches of night,
אַשְׁמֻר֑וֹת (’aš·mu·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 821: A night watch

that I may meditate
לָ֝שִׂ֗יחַ (lā·śî·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7878: To muse, complain, talk (of)

on Your word.
בְּאִמְרָתֶֽךָ׃ (bə·’im·rā·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 565: Utterance, speech, word
Verse 148. - Mine eyes prevent the night watches. As ver. 146 is a repetition of ver. 145, so this verse is very nearly a repetition of ver. 147. The only change of idea is in the second clause - that I might meditate in thy Word; or, "on thy promise" - which makes meditation rather than prayer the psalmist's object in his early rising. 119:145-152 Supplications with the whole heart are presented only by those who desire God's salvation, and who love his commandments. Whither should the child go but to his father? Save me from my sins, my corruptions, my temptations, all the hinderances in my way, that I may keep thy testimonies. Christians who enjoy health, should not suffer the early hours of the morning to glide away unimproved. Hope in God's word encourages us to continue in prayer. It is better to take time from sleep, than not to find time for prayer. We have access to God at all hours; and if our first thoughts in the morning are of God, they will help to keep us in his fear all the day long. Make me lively and cheerful. God knows what we need and what is good for us, and will quicken us. If we are employed in God's service, we need not fear those who try to set themselves as far as they can out of the reach of the convictions and commands of his law. When trouble is near, God is near. He is never far to seek. All his commandments are truth. And God's promises will be performed. All that ever trusted in God have found him faithful.
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