New American Standard Bible
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.
King James Bible
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
Darby Bible Translation
The bands of the wicked have wrapped me round: I have not forgotten thy law.
World English Bible
The ropes of the wicked bind me, but I won't forget your law.
Young's Literal Translation
Cords of the wicked have surrounded me, Thy law I have not forgotten.
Psalm 119:61 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The bands of the wicked - Margin, "companies." The Hebrew word properly means a cord, a rope; then a snare, gin, net; then, a band or a company of men. The reference is to some time in the life of the psalmist when he was surrounded by wicked men.
Have robbed me - Rather, have surrounded me; have environed me - for so the Hebrew word means.
But I have not forgotten thy law - I have not been deterred from keeping it by the dangers to which I have been exposed.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,
All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant.
I hastened and did not delay To keep Your commandments.
Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.
I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.
My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;
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