Psalm 119:61
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Though the cords of the wicked ensnare 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.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

Psalm 119:61 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Zajin. God's word is his hope and his trust amidst all derision; and when he burns with indignation at the apostates, God's word is his solace. Since in Psalm 119:49 the expression is not דּברך but דּבר, it is not to be interpreted according to Psalm 98:3; Psalm 106:45, but: remember the word addressed to Thy servant, because Thou hast made me hope (Piel causat. as e.g., נשּׁה, to cause to forget, Genesis 41:51), i.e., hast comforted me by promising me a blessed issue, and hast directed my expectation thereunto. This is his comfort in his dejected condition, that God's promissory declaration has quickened him and proved its reviving power in his case. In הליצוּני (הליצוּני), ludificantur, it is implied that the זדים eht taht d are just לצים, frivolous persons, libertines, free-thinkers (Proverbs 21:24). משׁפּטיך, Psalm 119:52, are the valid, verified decisions (judgments) of God revealed from the veriest olden times. In the remembrance of these, which determine the lot of a man according to the relation he holds towards them, the poet found comfort. It can be rendered: then I comforted myself; or according to a later usage of the Hithpa.: I was comforted. Concerning זלעפה, aestus, vid., Psalm 11:6, and on the subject-matter, Psalm 119:21, Psalm 119:104. The poet calls his earthly life "the house of his pilgrimage;" for it is true the earth is man's (Psalm 115:16), but he has no abiding resting-place there (1 Chronicles 29:15), his בּית עולם (Ecclesiastes 12:5) is elsewhere (vid., supra, Psalm 119:19, Psalm 39:13). God's statutes are here his "songs," which give him spiritual refreshing, sweeten the hardships of the pilgrimage, and measure and hasten his steps. The Name of God has been in his mind hitherto, not merely by day, but also by night; and in consequence of this he has kept God's law (ואשׁמרה, as five times besides in this Psalm, cf. Psalm 3:6, and to be distinguished from ואשׁמרה, Psalm 119:44). Just this, that he keeps (observat) God's precepts, has fallen to his lot. To others something else is allotted (Psalm 4:8), to him this one most needful thing.

Psalm 119:61 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the bands. or, the companies

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

Psalm 3:1 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...

Job 1:17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell on the camels...

Hosea 6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

but I

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

1 Samuel 24:9-11 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your 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...

Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he has done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.

Romans 12:17-21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men...

Cross References
Job 36:8
And if they are bound in chains and caught in the cords of affliction,

Psalm 44:17
All this has come upon us, though we have not forgotten you, and we have not been false to your covenant.

Psalm 119:60
I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.

Psalm 119:83
For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes.

Psalm 119:141
I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.

Psalm 140:5
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah

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

Jump to Previous
Bands Bind Cords Encircled Enclosed Ensnare Evil-Doers Forget Forgotten Kept Law Mind Robbed Ropes Round Surrounded Wicked Won't Wrapped
Jump to Next
Bands Bind Cords Encircled Enclosed Ensnare Evil-Doers Forget Forgotten Kept Law Mind Robbed Ropes Round Surrounded Wicked Won't Wrapped
Links
Psalm 119:61 NIV
Psalm 119:61 NLT
Psalm 119:61 ESV
Psalm 119:61 NASB
Psalm 119:61 KJV

Psalm 119:61 Bible Apps
Psalm 119:61 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 119:61 Chinese Bible
Psalm 119:61 French Bible
Psalm 119:61 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Psalm 119:60
Top of Page
Top of Page