Psalms 119:18


“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Psalms 119:18

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wonderous things out of thy Law.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Psalms chapter 119

“Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Let my eyes be open to see the wonders of your law.”
Basic English Bible

“Open mine eyes, and I shall behold wondrous things out of thy law.”
Darby Bible

“Open thou my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. ”
Webster's Bible

“Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things out of your law.”
World English Bible

“Uncover mine eyes, and I behold wonders out of Thy law.”
Youngs Literal Bible

“ Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible


T Levis's comment on 2022-04-08 16:22:43:

Since you've directed your question to "the Body" in belief I'm a part of that.

I understand it simply as when I have been near-death I have cried out "let me live" followed with any repentance words, asking for forgiveness, understanding GOD's "Judgement " GOD's correction can help us.

Note also this Psalms might have been written by King David, 2Samuel 12:13 , 2Samuel 11, & 12, may be relevant to understanding, what you're looking for


Chris's comment on 2022-04-07 01:03:50:

Hi Veronica. Psalm 119 is an interesting wisdom Psalm that concerns the Law of the Lord & the Psalmist's application of it. If you've read right through the Psalm, you will have noticed that not only that this Psalm is divided into a series of eight stanzas each one beginning with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet, but also that each verse in the Psalm contains one or more of the following words: Law, Commandments, Way, Testimonies, Precepts, Judgements, Statutes, Ordinances, & Word.

Each of those words have a special meaning & application to what the Psalmist deals with. But to the verse in question (Psalm 119:175), the Psalmist mentions the word, 'judgements'. Some loosely understand this to be 'ordinances', but since this word appears elsewhere, then 'judgements' must have a specific meaning, different to 'ordinances'. Looking at the Hebrew, 'mishpat', it shows it as 'a binding law - a judicial decision' (e.g. as in Psalm 119:7).

So in this verse, the Psalmist is asking God for long life, during which time his praises will ever be lifted up to Him. However, in the second part of the verse ("and let thy judgements help me"), the Psalmist doesn't give us anymore information. So we might be free to assume that the Psalmist was under some pressure (?) from his enemies, & in his physical & mental turmoil, he sought God's 'judgements' (the Laws which God created & by which He metes out justice), to be applied against them. The Psalmist knew that unless God moved on his behalf, all hope would be lost. It's almost as if the Psalmist was seeking God's Help to survive this ordeal, so that his remaining days on Earth will be filled with praise to Him.


Free's comment on 2022-04-06 23:43:30:

To me, it sounds like we are in that time now! Please explain, we must see the difference where we are otherwise it is hopeless and read. In peace "Richard H Priday" u wrote:

David himself apparently will co-reign on earth with Christ someday and us as kings and priests ( Jeremiah 30:9

; Rev. 1:6

and others). Then; our real enemy; Satan will be confined; and eventually death itself will be abolished according to 1 Corinthians 15:55

and also mentioned in Hosea.

I can imagine today that we have this authority in Jesus' Holy Name.

God bless u and yours in Jesus name. Luke chapter 9 and 10


Richard H Priday's comment on 2022-04-06 15:17:39:

When Christ described the Holy Spirit it was said to do remind us of 3 things; sin; righteousness and JUDGMENT. (John 16:8-11). When we look to the meek such as Moses and the humble such as David; we observe a man who spoke with God "face to face" (Exodus 33:11). David was a man "after God's own heart"(1 Sam. 13:14; etal). Moses made the mistake of trying to enact justice himself when he killed the man who was beating a fellow Israelite; and had to wait another 40 years to be used by God for the purposes intended in His plan from the beginning to deliver His people from bondage. David mourned Saul's death of "God's anointed" (1 Chron. 16:22). Despite this; he had many "impreccatory" prayers in Psalms indicating his hatred for evil; and asking for judgment to take place on the wicked.

In these passages; we see the principles also in the New Testament; that the "meek shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5). We must remember that God also promises that according to Malachi 4:3 His people will "tread down the ashes of the wicked." His saints also will rule with a rod of iron according to Rev. 2:26-27; and other verses in Psalms (which I can't find at present).

There is a risk of going to either extreme as will all other scriptures; where we become either too "lovey dovey" in approaching God and only quoting verses that sound nice; or of course always preaching about judgment. The truth is; God is both a God of vengeance and a God of mercy and grace. Yes; He will tread the winepress alone (Isaiah 63:3); but there are special places of authority for His children in the Kingdom of God "ruling over cities" for instance in Luke 19. David himself apparently will co-reign on earth with Christ someday and us as kings and priests (Jeremiah 30:9; Rev. 1:6 and others). Then; our real enemy; Satan will be confined; and eventually death itself will be abolished according to 1 Corinthians 15:55 and also mentioned in Hosea.

Search the scriptures. Agape.. Rich P.


marke's comment on 2022-04-06 15:16:52:

Psalm 119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

Believers have hearts to thank God for life and praise Him for all His goodness, and we pray for His help and guidance daily.


Veronica's comment on 2022-04-06 11:13:55:

To the Body of Christ, I would love it if you would expound upon Psalm 119:175 and what it means.


Hugo Zyl's comment on 2020-10-25 19:46:40:

God bless you JR

To get baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ is a wonderful thing. Afterward you have to consecrate you life, praying every day to receive the Holy Ghost.

But remember that before you get baptized you must have repented of your sin. That includes going to the people you know and asking them to forgive you if you have done anything wrong to them. It does not matter whether you know of something wrong you did to them or not. Go to everyone you know and tell them that you have given your life to Jesus Christ and now you are asking them to forgive you if you did something wrong to them.

Peace and Love in Christ


JR's comment on 2020-10-25 17:25:18:

i attend assembly of God but not baptized by the holy spirit, im scared to get baptized but excited to as well to get baptized...


Ian Maclean's comment on 2020-10-21 10:35:39:

Thanks for your reply.....i agree.....with the sacred songster all i can say is....'what is man....."


Chris's comment on 2020-10-20 02:45:32:

Ian, that's a question many have contemplated long & hard over the generations. You could receive different views, but I can only share how I consider such an intriguing matter.

Whatever things are hidden from us & are in the domain of Almighty God need to remain with Him, without our compulsions to believe a certain way. One of the best verses that gives us a glimpse of this is in Ephesians 1:3-5 where Paul tells us of God's Plan for those He chooses. However, the verses only tell us that God has chosen us IN HIM (in Christ) even before the foundation of the world to be holy beings. And that God has predestined (planned our destiny) to be called His children through Jesus Christ & according to His good pleasure.

But, as you ask, why some & not others? Are we so privileged to belong to Him because our names were 'drawn out of a hat'? Or, did God, in His Omniscience, already know those whom He wanted or would respond to His Call & therefore appointed us to receive salvation? Is it at all possible that there could be some earnest soul wanting to be saved through Jesus, but is refused because of not being predestined? I have never seen such a pitiful situation as this.

Then why is the Gospel preached by the Apostles & the Church, if God's predestining overrides any effort or desire on our part? The only way I can understand this aspect of God's Character is by harmonizing the Scriptures. If His Love for the sinner was so great & persistent that He would send His Son for our sake & that Jesus Himself enjoined his apostles to take this Gospel message to the far reaches of the globe, then surely God's predestining & choosing is dependent on His prompting of a heart to hunger for Truth, to hear & receive the Gospel & be sealed with His Spirit. And those who will reject the Truth because of the hardness of their hearts, to them God has not shed Light nor predestined to salvation. Yet we still preach the Gospel so all may hear & know - that's our responsibility.


Ian's comment on 2020-10-19 17:42:12:

Why does God choose to open the eyes of some to saving truth yet not to others


Mike D's comment on 2015-05-31 04:56:27:

Did you ever ask the question why two people can look at the same verse of scripture and their understanding is completely different. One will see the truth while the other is blind to it. 1 Corinthians 2 14 helps us understand this. It states the natural man unsaved man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, they are foolishness to him. Why is that? The verse goes on to give that answer. The things of God are spiritually discerned or understood. No matter how intelligent a person is he could never be able to discover God or the things of God without God 's intervention. Even with believers we learn line upon line truth upon truth. The psalmist knew his understanding depended upon God 's revealing the unseen treasures hidden in it.


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