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Psalms 119:83

    Psalms 119:83 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For I have become like a wine-skin black with smoke; but I still keep the memory of your rules.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke. I don't forget your statutes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:83

    Like a bottle in the smoke - In the eastern countries their bottles are made of skins; one of these hung in the smoke must soon be parched and shrivelled up. This represents the exhausted state of his body and mind by long bodily affliction and mental distress.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:83

    For I am become like a bottle in the smoke - Bottles in the East were commonly made of skins. See the notes at Matthew 9:17. Such "bottles," hanging in tents where the smoke had little opportunity to escape, would, of course, become dark and dingy, and would thus be emblems of distress, discomfort, and sorrow. The meaning here is, that, by affliction and sorrow, the psalmist had been reduced to a state which would be well represented by such a bottle. A somewhat similar idea occurs in Psalm 22:15 : "My strength is dried up like a potsherd." See the notes at that place.

    Yet do I not forget thy statutes - Compare the notes at Psalm 119:51. Though thus deeply afflicted, though without comfort or peace, yet I do, I will, maintain allegiance to thee and thy law. The doctrine is that distress, poverty, sorrow, penury, and rags - the most abject circumstances of life - will not turn away a true child of God from obeying and serving him. True religion will abide all these tests. Lazarus from the deepest poverty - from beggary - from undressed sores - went up to Abraham's bosom.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:83

    119:83 Bottle - A leathern bottle. My natural moisture is dryed and burnt up.