Psalm 18:4
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American Standard Version
The cords of death compassed me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

King James Bible
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Darby Bible Translation
The bands of death encompassed me, and torrents of Belial made me afraid.

World English Bible
The cords of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid.

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Conviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established
Jean-Pierre de Caussade—Abandonment to Divine Providence

The King --Continued.
In our last chapter we have seen that the key-note of "The Songs of the King" may be said to be struck in Psalm xviii. Its complete analysis would carry us far beyond our limits. We can but glance at some of the more prominent points of the psalm. The first clause strikes the key-note. "I love Thee, O Jehovah, my strength." That personal attachment to God, which is so characteristic of David's religion, can no longer be pent up in silence, but gushes forth like some imprisoned stream, broad and full
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

In the Present Crusade against the Bible and the Faith of Christian Men...
IN the present crusade against the Bible and the Faith of Christian men, the task of destroying confidence in the first chapter of Genesis has been undertaken by Mr. C. W. Goodwin, M.A. He requires us to "regard it as the speculation of some Hebrew Descartes or Newton, promulgated in all good faith as the best and most probable account that could be then given of God's Universe." (p. 252.) Mr. Goodwin remarks with scorn, that "we are asked to believe that a vision of Creation was presented to him
John William Burgon—Inspiration and Interpretation

Twenty-Third Lesson Bear Fruit, that the Father May Give what Ye Ask;'
Bear fruit, that the Father may give what ye ask;' Or, Obedience the Path to Power in Prayer. Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He may give it you.'--John xv. 16. The fervent effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much.'--James. v. 16. THE promise of the Father's giving whatsoever we ask is here once again renewed, in such a connection as
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Cross References
Luke 21:20
But when ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is at hand.

Psalm 55:4
My heart is sore pained within me: And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Psalm 69:2
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.

Psalm 116:3
The cords of death compassed me, And the pains of Sheol gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Psalm 124:3
Then they had swallowed us up alive, When their wrath was kindled against us;

Psalm 124:4
Then the waters had overwhelmed us, The stream had gone over our soul;

Isaiah 17:12
Ah, the uproar of many peoples, that roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters!

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