New International Version
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
King James Bible
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
Darby Bible Translation
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; I do not forget thy statutes.
World English Bible
For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke. I don't forget your statutes.
Young's Literal Translation
For I have been as a bottle in smoke, Thy statutes I have not forgotten.
Psalm 119:83 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Like a bottle in the smoke - In the eastern countries their bottles are made of skins; one of these hung in the smoke must soon be parched and shrivelled up. This represents the exhausted state of his body and mind by long bodily affliction and mental distress.
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like a bottle in the smoke. As the bottles in the East are made of skin, it is evident that one of these hung up in the smoke must soon be parched, shrivelled up, lose all its strength, and become unsightly and useless. Thus the Psalmist appeared to himself to have become useless and despicable, through and exhausted state of his body and mind, by long bodily afflictions and mental distress.
yet do I
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 …
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My skin grows black and peels; my body burns with fever.
All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
All this came upon us, though we had not forgotten you; we had not been false to your covenant.
Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
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