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.

New Living Translation
I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, but I have not forgotten to obey your decrees.

English Standard Version
For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes.

New American Standard Bible
Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.

King James Bible
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though I have become like a wineskin dried by smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.

International Standard Version
Though I have become like a water skin dried by smoke, I have not forgotten your statutes.

NET Bible
For I am like a wineskin dried up in smoke. I do not forget your statutes.

New Heart English Bible
For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke. I do not forget your statutes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I have been like a wine skin in a frost, and your commandments I have not forgotten.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although I have become like a shriveled and dried out wineskin, I have not forgotten your laws.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; Yet do I not forget Thy statutes.

New American Standard 1977
Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
            I do not forget Thy statutes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I am become like a wine skin in the smoke; yet I have not forgotten thy statutes.

King James 2000 Bible
For I am become like a wineskin in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes.

American King James Version
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes.

American Standard Version
For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; Yet do I not forget thy statutes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I am become like a bottle in the frost: I have not forgotten thy justifications.

Darby Bible Translation
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; I do not forget thy statutes.

English Revised Version
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
119:81-88 The psalmist sought deliverance from his sins, his foes, and his fears. Hope deferred made him faint; his eyes failed by looking out for this expected salvation. But when the eyes fail, yet faith must not. His affliction was great. He was become like a leathern bottle, which, if hung up in the smoke, is dried and shrivelled up. We must ever be mindful of God's statutes. The days of the believer's mourning shall be ended; they are but for a moment, compared with eternal happiness. His enemies used craft as well as power for his ruin, in contempt of the law of God. The commandments of God are true and faithful guides in the path of peace and safety. We may best expect help from God when, like our Master, we do well and suffer for it. Wicked men may almost consume the believer upon earth, but he would sooner forsake all than forsake the word of the Lord. We should depend upon the grace of God for strength to do every good work. The surest token of God's good-will toward us, is his good work in us.
Study Bible
Thy Word
82My eyes fail with longing for Your word, While I say, "When will You comfort me?" 83Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes. 84How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute me?…
Cross References
Job 30:30
"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever.

Psalm 18:22
For all His ordinances were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from me.

Psalm 44:17
All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant.

Psalm 119:61
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.

Psalm 119:93
I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me.
Treasury of Scripture

For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes.

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 …

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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