Psalm 18:4
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New International Version
The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

New Living Translation
The ropes of death entangled me; floods of destruction swept over me.

English Standard Version
The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me;

New American Standard Bible
The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The ropes of death were wrapped around me; the torrents of destruction terrified me.

International Standard Version
The cords of death entangled me; the rivers of Belial made me afraid.

NET Bible
The waves of death engulfed me, the currents of chaos overwhelmed me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the destructions of death surrounded me and the torrents of evil ones troubled me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ropes of death had become tangled around me. The torrents of destruction had overwhelmed me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The cords of Death compassed me, And the floods of Belial assailed me.

New American Standard 1977
The cords of death encompassed me,
            And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The pain of death compassed me, and the rivers of Belial made me afraid.

King James 2000 Bible
The sorrows of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sorrows of death surrounded me: and the torrents of iniquity troubled me.

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

English Revised Version
The cords of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

Webster's Bible Translation
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
Study Bible
The Lord is My Rock
3I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies. 4The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me. 5The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.…
Cross References
Luke 21:20
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that her desolation is near.

Psalm 55:4
My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Psalm 69:2
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.

Psalm 116:3
The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.

Psalm 124:3
Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their anger was kindled against us;

Psalm 124:4
Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;

Isaiah 17:12
Alas, the uproar of many peoples Who roar like the roaring of the seas, And the rumbling of nations Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!

Jeremiah 51:55
For the LORD is going to destroy Babylon, And He will make her loud noise vanish from her. And their waves will roar like many waters; The tumult of their voices sounds forth.

Jonah 2:2
and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice.
Treasury of Scripture

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

sorrows

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold …

2 Samuel 22:5,6 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made …

Isaiah 13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; …

Isaiah 53:3,4 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Matthew 26:38,39 Then said he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: …

Mark 14:33,34 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore …

2 Corinthians 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not …

floods

Psalm 22:12,13,16 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round…

Jonah 2:2-7 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he …

Matthew 26:47,55 And while he yet spoke, see, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and …

Matthew 27:24,25,39-44 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a …

Acts 21:30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they …

ungodly men [Heb.] belial

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