Psalm 119:37
New International Version
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.

New Living Translation
Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.

English Standard Version
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.

Berean Study Bible
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; revive me with Your word.

King James Bible
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

New King James Version
Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.

New American Standard Bible
Turn my eyes away from looking at what is worthless, And revive me in Your ways.

NASB 1995
Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.

NASB 1977
Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Thy ways.

Amplified Bible
Turn my eyes away from vanity [all those worldly, meaningless things that distract—let Your priorities be mine], And restore me [with renewed energy] in Your ways.

Christian Standard Bible
Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in your ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways.

American Standard Version
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Turn away my eyes that they will not see falsehood and give me life in your way.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Turn away mine eyes that I may not behold vanity: quicken thou me in thy way.

Contemporary English Version
Take away my foolish desires, and let me find life by walking with you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity: quicken me in thy way.

English Revised Version
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken me in thy ways.

Good News Translation
Keep me from paying attention to what is worthless; be good to me, as you have promised.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Turn my eyes away from worthless things. Give me a new life in your ways.

International Standard Version
Turn my eyes away from gazing at worthless things, and revive me by your ways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in Thy ways.

Literal Standard Version
Remove my eyes from seeing vanity, Quicken me in Your way.

NET Bible
Turn my eyes away from what is worthless! Revive me with your word!

New Heart English Bible
Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
36Turn my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetous gain. 37Turn my eyes away from worthless things; revive me with Your word. 38Establish Your word to Your servant, to produce reverence for You.…

Cross References
Psalm 71:20
Though You have shown me many troubles and misfortunes, You will revive me once again. Even from the depths of the earth You will bring me back up.

Psalm 119:25
My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word.

Isaiah 33:15
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears against murderous plots and shuts his eyes tightly against evil--


Treasury of Scripture

Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way.

turn.

Numbers 15:39
And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

Joshua 7:21
When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

quicken

Psalm 119:25,40
DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word…









(37) From beholding vanity.--Perhaps from looking on idols.

Verse 37. - Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity. Let me not be distracted from thy service by the "vanities" of the world - wealth, honor, power, glory, and the like; rather, quicken thou me in thy way. Give me increased life, strength, and vigor, to walk continually in the way of thy commandments.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Turn
הַעֲבֵ֣ר (ha·‘ă·ḇêr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

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

[away]
מֵרְא֣וֹת (mê·rə·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7200: To see

from worthless things;
שָׁ֑וְא (šāw)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

revive me
חַיֵּֽנִי׃ (ḥay·yê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

with Your word.
בִּדְרָכֶ֥ךָ (biḏ·rā·ḵe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action


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