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Psalms 119:83 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; Yet do I not forget thy statutes.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] do I not forget thy statutes.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] I do not forget thy statutes.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; I do not forget thy statutes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Though I have been like a wineskin in the smoke, thy statutes, have I not forgotten.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For I have been as a bottle in smoke, Thy statutes I have not forgotten.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For I am become like a bottle in the frost: I have not forgotten thy justifications.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For I am become like a bottle in the smoke: [yet] doe I not forget thy statutes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For I am become as a bottle in the frost: [yet] I have not forgotten thine ordinances.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] do I not forget thy statutes.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I am become x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
like a bottle 4997
{4997} Prime
From an unused root of uncertain signification; a (skin or leather) bag (for fluids).
in the smoke; 7008
{7008} Prime
From H6999; a fume, that is, cloud.
[yet] do I not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
forget 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 statutes. 2706
{2706} Prime
From H2710; an enactment; hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 119:81-83.

Psalms 119:83

_ _ bottle in the smoke — as a skin bottle dried and shriveled up in smoke, so is he withered by sorrow. Wine bottles of skin used to be hung up in smoke to dry them, before the wine was put in them [Maurer].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:83

_ _ David begs God would make haste to comfort him, 1. Because his affliction was great, and therefore he was an object of God's pity: Lord, make haste to help me, for I have become like a bottle in the smoke, a leathern bottle, which, if it hung any while in the smoke, was not only blackened with soot, but dried, and parched, and shrivelled up. David was thus wasted by age, and sickness, and sorrow. See how affliction will mortify the strongest and stoutest of men! David had been of a ruddy countenance, as fresh as a rose; but now he is withered, his colour is gone, his cheeks are furrowed. Thus does man's beauty consume under God's rebukes, as a moth fretting a garment. A bottle, when it is thus wrinkled with smoke, is thrown by, and there is no more use of it. Who will put wine into such old bottles? Thus was David, in his low estate, looked upon as a despised broken vessel, and as a vessel in which there was no pleasure. Good men, when they are drooping and melancholy, sometimes think themselves more slighted than really they are. 2. Because, though his affliction was great, yet it had not driven him from his duty, and therefore he was within the reach of God's promise: Yet do I not forget thy statutes. Whatever our outward condition is we must not cool in our affection to the word of God, nor let that slip out of our minds; no care, no grief, must crowd that out. As some drink and forget the law (Proverbs 31:5), so others weep and forget the law; but we must in every condition, both prosperous and adverse, have the things of God in remembrance; and, if we be mindful of God's statutes, we may pray and hope that he will be mindful of our sorrows, though for a time he seems to forget us.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 119:83

Bottle — A leathern bottle. My natural moisture is dryed and burnt up.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 119:83

For I am become like a (b) bottle in the smoke; [yet] do I not forget thy statutes.

(b) Like a skin bottle or bladder that is parched in the smoke.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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 the exhausted state of his body and mind, by long bodily afflictions and mental distress.
Psalms 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.
Psalms 102:3-4 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth. ... My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Job 30:30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

yet do I:

Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Psalms 119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law.
Psalms 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
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