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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
Incline my heart to Thy testimonies, And not to dishonest gain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

King James 2000 Bible
Incline my heart unto your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

American King James Version
Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to gain.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Incline my heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

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.
Study Bible
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 a man'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.

Psalm 141:4
Do not let my heart be drawn to any evil thing or take part in works of wickedness with men who do iniquity; let me not feast on their delicacies.

Ezekiel 33:31
So My people come to you as usual, sit before you, and hear your words; but they do not put them into practice. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest gain.

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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

covetous gain.
בָּֽצַע׃ (bā·ṣa‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1215: Gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit
(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). 119:33-40 Teach me thy statutes, not the mere words, but the way of applying them to myself. God, by his Spirit, gives a right understanding. But the Spirit of revelation in the word will not suffice, unless we have the Spirit of wisdom in the heart. God puts his Spirit within us, causing us to walk in his statutes. The sin here prayed against is covetousness. Those that would have the love of God rooted in them, must get the love of the world rooted out; for the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Quicken me in thy way; to redeem time, and to do every duty with liveliness of spirit. Beholding vanity deadens us, and slackens our pace; a traveller must not stand gazing upon every object that presents itself to his view. The promises of God's word greatly relate to the preservation of the true believer. When Satan has drawn a child of God into worldly compliances, he will reproach him with the falls into which he led him. Victory must come from the cross of Christ. When we enjoy the sweetness of God's precepts, it will make us long for more acquaintance with them. And where God has wrought to will, he will work to do.
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