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.

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

New King James Version
My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.

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

NASB 1995
My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.

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

Amplified Bible
My eyes anticipate the night watches and I awake before the call of the watchman, That I may meditate on Your word.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
My eyes have gone before the watches, "" To meditate on Your saying.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.

eyes

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.









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

that I may meditate
לָ֝שִׂ֗יחַ (lā·śî·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 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 565: Utterance, speech, word


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