Psalms 119:61

“The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The bands of the wicked haue robbed me: but I haue not forgotten thy lawe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The cords of the wicked have encircled me, {But} I have not forgotten Your law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; `But' I have not forgotten thy law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The cords of evil-doers are round me; but I have kept in mind your law.
- Basic English Bible

The bands of the wicked have wrapped me round: I have not forgotten thy law.
- Darby Bible

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

The ropes of the wicked bind me, but I won't forget your law.
- World English Bible

Cords of the wicked have surrounded me, Thy law I have not forgotten.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The bands of the wicked have enclosed me; but I have not forgotten Thy law.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:61


119:61 Robbed - Done me many injuries, for my respect to thy law.


Discussion for Psalms 119:61

  • There is no doubt that David had been robbed of his earthly possessions along with his good reputation throughout his life. King Saul at one time and his own son Absalom on another. There were other enemies David faced on other occasions, however the things that David possessed did not possess him. The reason for that can only accredited to his faith in God because of his love for the Law of God. It is sometimes said, there are no uhauls following the hearse, or better translated, you can 't take it with you. Unlike our earthly treasures, God 's word is eternal. David writes in Psalms 119:89, For ever, o LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. You never see David complaining for the loss of material possessions even when he was displaced from his kingdom by his son, for David trusted in the Living God and God 's promises.

  • In our covenant with God he expects us to uphold the ministry he entrusts us with and he expects us to work with and support our spiritual leaders.
    Tithes and offerings are part of our reasonable service to God.
    When we are wronged or robbed we may be tempted to pass our loss on to our ministry or our pastors. So to me this scripture tells me to continue in charity and my committments though injustice may be inflicted on me.
    As a last note: Job said "though he slay me , yet will I trust him."

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