Psalm 119:61
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New International Version
Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The bands of the wicked have robbed me - חבלי chebley, the cables, cords, or snares of the wicked. They have hunted us like wild beasts; many they have taken for prey, and many they have destroyed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the bands. or, the companies

Psalm 119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies.

Psalm 3:1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

1 Samuel 30:3-5 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters...

Job 1:17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell on the camels...

Hosea 6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

but I

Psalm 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do not forget your commandments.

1 Samuel 24:9-11 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt...

1 Samuel 26:9-11 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless...

Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he has done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.

Romans 12:17-21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men...

Notes 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'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Job 36:8
But if people are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction,

Psalm 44:17
All this came upon us, though we had not forgotten you; we had not been false to your covenant.

Psalm 119:60
I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.

Psalm 119:83
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.

Psalm 119:141
Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.

Psalm 140:5
The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.

Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,

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