New International Version
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
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.
Psalm 119:36 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Not to covetousness - Let me have no inordinate love for gain of any kind, nor for any thing that may grieve thy Spirit, or induce me to seek my happiness here below.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryNotes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
'Time for Thee to Work'
And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
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For it is from within, out of a person's heart, that evil thoughts come--sexual immorality, theft, murder,
adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
"Now then," said Joshua, "throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."
1 Kings 8:58
May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.
My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
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