Psalms 119:83

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Psalms 119:83  (King James Version)
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

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.
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yet do I
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