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The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
King James Bible
The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
American Standard Version
The cords of Sheol were round about me; The snares of death came upon me.
Young's Literal Translation
Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death.
Psalm 18:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The sorrows of hell - חבלי שאול chebley sheol, the cables or cords of the grave. Is not this a reference to the cords or ropes with which they lowered the corpse into the grave? or the bandages by which the dead were swathed? He was as good as dead.
The snares of death prevented me - I was just on the point of dropping into the pit which they had digged for me. In short, I was all but a dead man; and nothing less than the immediate interference of God could have saved my life.
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The sorrows, or, cords
Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
Psalm 88:3-8,15-17 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave...
Acts 2:24 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it.
Ecclesiastes 9:12 For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare...
Psalm 18:5 Parallel CommentariesBands Coiled Compassed Confronted Cords Death Encompassed Encountered Entangled Grave Hell Nets Prevented Round Seized Sheol Snares Sorrows SurroundedBands Coiled Compassed Confronted Cords Death Encompassed Encountered Entangled Grave Hell Nets Prevented Round Seized Sheol Snares Sorrows SurroundedTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Luke 21:20 "When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
Psalm 40:12 For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.
Psalm 55:4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me.
Psalm 116:3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Proverbs 13:14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Jonah 2:2 He said: "In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
Jonah 2:6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.