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Psalms 119:61 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; [But] I have not forgotten thy law.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The bands of the wicked have robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The cords of the wicked have encircled me, [But] I have not forgotten Your law.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The bands of the wicked have robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The bands of the wicked have wrapped me round: I have not forgotten thy law.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The meshes of the lawless, have surrounded me, Thy law, have I not forgotten.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Cords of the wicked have surrounded me, Thy law I have not forgotten.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The cords of the wicked have encompassed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The bands of the wicked haue robbed me: [but] I haue not forgotten thy lawe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The snares of sinners entangled me: but I forgot not thy law.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The bands of the wicked have robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The bands 2256
{2256} Prime
From H2254; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively a company (as if tied together); also a throe (especially of parturition); also ruin.
of the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
have robbed 5749
{5749} Prime
A primitive root; to duplicate or repeat; by implication to protest, testify (as by reiteration); intensively to encompass, restore (as a sort of reduplication).
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
me: [but] I have not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
forgotten 7911
{7911} Prime
A primitive root; to mislay, that is, to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thy law. 8451
{8451} Prime
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 119:61-62

_ _ This the more, if opposition of enemies, or love of ease is overcome in thus honoring God’s law.

_ _ have robbed me — better, surrounded me, either as forcible constraints like fetters, or as the cords of their nets. Hengstenberg translates, “snares.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:61

_ _ Here is, 1. The malice of David's enemies against him. They were wicked men, who hated him for his godliness. There were bands or troops of them confederate against him. They did him all the mischief they could; they robbed him; having endeavoured to take away his good name (Psalms 119:51), they set upon his goods, and spoiled him of them, either by plunder in time of war or by fines and confiscations under colour of law. Saul (it is likely) seized his effects, Absalom his palace, and the Amalekites rifled Ziklag. Worldly wealth is what we may be robbed of. David, though a man of war, could not keep his own. Thieves break through and steal. 2. The testimony of David's conscience for him that he had held fast his religion when he was stripped of every thing else, as Job did when the bands of the Chaldeans and Sabeans had robbed him: But I have not forgotten thy law. No care nor grief should drive God's word out of our minds, or hinder our comfortable relish of it and converse with it. Nor must we ever think the worse of the ways of God for any trouble we meet with in those ways, nor fear being losers by our religion at last, however we may be losers for it now.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 119:61

Robbed — Done me many injuries, for my respect to thy law.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 119:61

The bands of the wicked have (c) robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law.

(c) They have gone about to draw me into their company.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
The bands:
or, The companies,
Psalms 119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: [but] I will consider thy testimonies.
Psalms 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. ... And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
Job 1:17 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
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:

Psalms 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? ... Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that [there is] neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
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? ... The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed: but, I pray thee, take thou now the spear that [is] at his bolster, and the cruse of water, and let us go.
Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath 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. ... Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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1S 24:9; 26:9; 30:3. Jb 1:17. Ps 3:1; 119:95, 176. Pv 24:29. Ho 6:9. Ro 12:17.

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