Psalm 119:83
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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.

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to my jaws; and you have brought me into the dust of death.

Psalm 102:3,4 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth...

Job 30:30 My skin is black on me, and my bones are burned with heat.

yet do I

Psalm 119:16,61,176 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word...

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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 30:30
My skin grows black and peels; my body burns with fever.

Psalm 18:22
All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.

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

Psalm 119:61
Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.

Psalm 119:93
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.

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