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

New Living Translation
Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to your instructions.

English Standard Version
Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law.

Berean Standard Bible
Though the ropes of the wicked bind me, I do not forget Your law.

King James Bible
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

New King James Version
The cords of the wicked have bound me, But I have not forgotten Your law.

New American Standard Bible
The snares of the wicked have surrounded me, But I have not forgotten Your Law.

NASB 1995
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.

NASB 1977
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Thy law.

Legacy Standard Bible
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.

Amplified Bible
The cords of the wicked have encircled and ensnared me, But I have not forgotten Your law.

Christian Standard Bible
Though the ropes of the wicked were wrapped around me, I did not forget your instruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though the ropes of the wicked were wrapped around me, I did not forget Your instruction.

American Standard Version
The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; But I have not forgotten thy law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The cords of the evil entangled me and I have not turned aside from your Law.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The snares of sinners entangled me: but I forgot not thy law.

Contemporary English Version
Evil people may set a trap, but I obey your Law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The cords of the wicked have encompassed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

English Revised Version
The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; but I have not forgotten thy law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Though] the ropes of wicked people are tied around me, I never forget your teachings.

Good News Translation
The wicked have laid a trap for me, but I do not forget your law.

International Standard Version
Though the ropes of the wicked have ensnared me, I have not forgotten your instruction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The bands of the wicked have enclosed me; But I have not forgotten Thy law.

Literal Standard Version
Cords of the wicked have surrounded me, | I have not forgotten Your law.

Majority Standard Bible
Though the ropes of the wicked bind me, I do not forget Your law.

New American Bible
Though the snares of the wicked surround me, your law I do not forget.

NET Bible
The ropes of the wicked tighten around me, but I do not forget your law.

New Revised Standard Version
Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law.

New Heart English Bible
The ropes of the wicked bind me, but I won't forget your Law.

Webster's Bible Translation
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
60I hurried without hesitating to keep Your commandments. 61Though the ropes of the wicked bind me, I do not forget Your law. 62At midnight I rise to give You thanks for Your righteous judgments.…

Cross References
Job 36:8
And if men are bound with chains, caught in cords of affliction,

Psalm 44:17
All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten You or betrayed Your covenant.

Psalm 119:60
I hurried without hesitating to keep Your commandments.

Psalm 119:83
Though I am like a wineskin dried up by smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.

Psalm 119:141
I am lowly and despised, but I do not forget Your precepts.

Psalm 140:5
The proud hide a snare for me; the cords of their net are spread along the path, and lures are set out for me. Selah

Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;


Treasury of Scripture

The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten your law.

the bands.

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

Psalm 3:1
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. 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, were taken captives…

but I

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

1 Samuel 24:9-11
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy 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? …

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Psalm 119
1. This psalm contains various prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.
2. Aleph.
9. Beth
17. Gimel
25. Daleth
33. He
41. Waw
49. Zayin
57. Heth
65. Teth
73. Yodh
81. Kaph
89. Lamedh
97. Mem
105. Nun
113. Samekh
121. Ayin
129. Pe
137. Tsadhe
145. Qoph
153. Resh
161. Sin and Shin
169. Taw














(61) The bands . . .--Rather, cords of the wicked surrounded me. (See Psalm 18:5-6.) So all ancient versions except the Targum.

Verse 61. - The bands of the wicked have robbed me; rather, the snares of wicked men entangled me (comp. vers. 23, 157, 161). But I have not forgotten (or, I did not forget) thy Law.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Though the ropes
חֶבְלֵ֣י (ḥeḇ·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

of the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

bind me,
עִוְּדֻ֑נִי (‘iw·wə·ḏu·nî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's 5749: To duplicate, repeat, to protest, testify, to encompass, restore

I do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

forget
שָׁכָֽחְתִּי׃ (šā·ḵā·ḥə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

Your law.
תּֽ֝וֹרָתְךָ֗ (tō·w·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law


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