New Living Translation
I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, but I have not forgotten to obey 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
119:83 Bottle - A leathern bottle. My natural moisture is dryed and burnt up.
LibraryInward Witness to the Truth of the Gospel.
"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII
A Bottle in the Smoke
The Dryness of Preachers, and the Various Evils which Arise from their Failing to Teach Heart-Prayer --Exhortation to Pastors to Lead People Towards this Form Of
Of Deeper Matters, and God's Hidden Judgments which are not to be Inquired Into
My skin has turned dark, and my bones burn with fever.
I have followed all his regulations; I have never abandoned his decrees.
All this has happened though we have not forgotten you. We have not violated your covenant.
Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to your instructions.
I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life.
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