Psalm 55:5
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New International Version
Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.

New Living Translation
Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can't stop shaking.

English Standard Version
Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.

New American Standard Bible
Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me.

King James Bible
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Fear and trembling grip me; horror has overwhelmed me.

International Standard Version
Fear and trembling have overwhelmed me, and horror has covered me.

NET Bible
Fear and panic overpower me; terror overwhelms me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the shadows of death covered me!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Fear and trembling have overcome me. Horror has overwhelmed me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me.

King James 2000 Bible
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me.

American King James Version
Fearfulness and trembling are come on me, and horror has overwhelmed me.

American Standard Version
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, And horror hath overwhelmed me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fear and trembling are come upon me: and darkness hath covered me.

Darby Bible Translation
Fear and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

English Revised Version
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

World English Bible
Fearfulness and trembling have come on me. Horror has overwhelmed me.

Young's Literal Translation
Fear and trembling come in to me, And horror doth cover me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

55:1-8 In these verses we have, 1. David praying. Prayer is a salve for every sore, and a relief to the spirit under every burden. 2. David weeping. Griefs are thus, in some measure, lessened, while those increase that have no vent given them. David in great alarm. We may well suppose him to be so, upon the breaking out of Absalom's conspiracy, and the falling away of the people. Horror overwhelmed him. Probably the remembrance of his sin in the matter of Uriah added much to the terror. When under a guilty conscience we must mourn in our complaint, and even strong believers have for a time been filled with horror. But none ever was so overwhelmed as the holy Jesus, when it pleased the Lord to put him to grief, and to make his soul an offering for our sins. In his agony he prayed more earnestly, and was heard and delivered; trusting in him, and following him, we shall be supported under, and carried through all trials. See how David was weary of the treachery and ingratitude of men, and the cares and disappointments of his high station: he longed to hide himself in some desert from the fury and fickleness of his people. He aimed not at victory, but rest; a barren wilderness, so that he might be quiet. The wisest and best of men most earnestly covet peace and quietness, and the more when vexed and wearied with noise and clamour. This makes death desirable to a child of God, that it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, to perfect and everlasting rest.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. A graphic description of the feelings which the apprehension of death naturally excites in a man. Where the expectation of a life beyond the grave was so dim and shadowy as in Judaea at this time, the "horror" of death would be the greater.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me,.... Fear and dread of mind, and trembling of body;

and horror hath overwhelmed me; or "covered me"; he was in the utmost consternation and surprise at what he apprehended would be the issue of things; so Christ in the garden is said to be "sore amazed", Mark 14:33; all which terror, fearfulness, trembling, and horror, arose from a sense of sin imputed to him, even of all the sins of his people, the faith of which must be nauseous to him, and the guilt thereof pressing upon him; and from a feeling of the wrath of God, and the curse of the law, which he endured in the room and stead of his people; and this shows the truth of his human nature, and the weakness and insufficiency of that, without his divine nature, to have performed the great work of redemption; also the evil of sin, the exceeding sinfulness of it, and the strictness of divine justice; and likewise the wonderful love of Christ in becoming a surety for his people, and what ease and pleasure they may take; all the pain, the trembling, and horror, were his, and all the joy is theirs.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. come upon—or literally, "into."

Psalm 55:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Cast Your Cares on the Lord
4My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me. 5Fear and trembling come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me. 6I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.…
Cross References
Job 21:6
When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body.

Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 119:120
My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.

Isaiah 21:4
My heart falters, fear makes me tremble; the twilight I longed for has become a horror to me.

Ezekiel 7:18
They will put on sackcloth and be clothed with terror. Every face will be covered with shame, and every head will be shaved.
Treasury of Scripture

Fearfulness and trembling are come on me, and horror has overwhelmed me.

Fearfulness

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

2 Samuel 15:14 And David said to all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, …

Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof …

Job 23:15,16 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him…

horror

Psalm 42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember …

Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry to you, when my heart is overwhelmed: …

Psalm 88:15,16 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer …

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was …

overwhelmed [heb.] covered

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