Psalm 119:36
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!

Berean Study Bible
Turn my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetous gain.

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

New King James Version
Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness.

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

NASB 1995
Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.

NASB 1977
Incline my heart to Thy testimonies, And not to dishonest gain.

Amplified Bible
Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain and envy.

Christian Standard Bible
Turn my heart to your decrees and not to dishonest profit.

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Incline mine heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Contemporary English Version
Make me want to obey you, rather than to be rich.

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

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

Good News Translation
Give me the desire to obey your laws rather than to get rich.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to dishonest 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
35Direct me in the path of Your commandments, for there I find delight. 36Turn my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetous gain. 37Turn my eyes away from worthless things; revive me with Your word.…

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 one'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," he said, "get rid of the foreign gods among you and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."

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

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


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 practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

1 Kings 8:58
That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.

and not to

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

Exodus 18:21
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Ezekiel 33:31
And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Turn
הַט־ (haṭ-)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

my heart
לִ֭בִּי (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Your testimonies
עֵדְוֺתֶ֗יךָ (‘ê·ḏə·wō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5715: Testimony

and not
וְאַ֣ל (wə·’al)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

covetous gain.
בָּֽצַע׃ (bā·ṣa‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1215: Gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit


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