Psalm 119:83
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.

Berean Study Bible
Though I am like a wineskin dried by smoke, I do not forget 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
My life is wasting away like a dried-up wineskin, but I have not forgotten your teachings.

Good News Translation
I am as useless as a discarded wineskin; yet I have not forgotten your commands.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I am become as a bottle in the frost: yet I have not forgotten thine ordinances.

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.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
82My eyes fail, looking for Your promise; I ask, “When will You comfort me?” 83Though I am like a wineskin dried by smoke, I do not forget Your statutes. 84How many days must Your servant wait? When will You execute judgment on my persecutors?…
Cross References
Job 30:30
My skin grows black and peels, and my bones burn with fever.

Psalm 18:22
For all His ordinances are before me; I have not disregarded His statutes.

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

Psalm 119:61
Though the ropes of the wicked bind me, I do not forget 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.

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast 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 upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

yet do I

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







Lexicon
Though
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I am
הָ֭יִיתִי (hā·yî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like a wineskin
כְּנֹ֣אד (kə·nōḏ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4997: A skin bottle, skin

dried by smoke,
בְּקִיט֑וֹר (bə·qî·ṭō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7008: A fume, cloud

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

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

Your statutes.
חֻ֝קֶּ֗יךָ (ḥuq·qe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute
(83) A bottle in the smoke.--The insertion of yet by our translators shows that they understood this as a figure of abject misery. The wine-skin would, of course, shrivel, if hung above a fire, and would afford an apt image of the effect of trouble on an individual or community. "As wine-skin in the smoke my heart is sere and dried." Some think that as a bottle hung up anywhere in an ancient house would be in the smoke, nothing more is implied than its being set aside; but this is too weak.

We find in the ancient poets allusion to the custom of mellowing wine by heat:

"Prodit fumoso condita vina cado."--OVID: Fast. v. 517.

(Comp. Hor. Ode iii. 8, 9, 10). And so some understand the image here of the good results of the discipline of suffering. The LXX. and Vulg., instead of smoke, have "hoar-frost." The Hebrew word has this meaning in Psalm 148:8, but in the only other place where it occurs (Genesis 19:28) it is smoke. The possibility of rendering hoar-frost here suggests another explanation. The word nod (bottle) may be used of a cloud, and as the psalmist has just spoken of his eyes failing, we may have here only another expression for weeping.

Verse 83. - For I am become like a bottle in the smoke. Keble's paraphrase brings out the true sense -

"As wine-skin in the smoke,
My heart is sere and dried."
Wine-skins were smoked to toughen and harden them. Yet do I not forget thy statutes. The severity of the discipline does not alienate me from thee, or cause me to depart from thy Law (comp. vers. 23, 51, 161). 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.
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