Psalm 88:17
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New International Version
All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.

New Living Translation
They swirl around me like floodwaters all day long. They have engulfed me completely.

English Standard Version
They surround me like a flood all day long; they close in on me together.

New American Standard Bible
They have surrounded me like water all day long; They have encompassed me altogether.

King James Bible
They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They surround me like water all day long; they close in on me from every side.

International Standard Version
Like waters, they engulf me all day long; they surround me on all sides.

NET Bible
They surround me like water all day long; they join forces and encircle me.

New Heart English Bible
They came around me like water all day long. They completely engulfed me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have surrounded me all day like waters and they have stood up against me together!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They swirl around me all day long like water. They surround me on all sides.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They came round about me like water all the day; They compassed me about together.

New American Standard 1977
They have surrounded me like water all day long;
            They have encompassed me altogether.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

King James 2000 Bible
They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

American King James Version
They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

American Standard Version
They came round about me like water all the day long; They compassed me about together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have come round about me like water all the day: they have compassed me about together.

Darby Bible Translation
They have surrounded me all the day like water; they have compassed me about together.

English Revised Version
They came round about me like water all the day long; they compassed me about together.

Webster's Bible Translation
They came around me daily like water; they encompassed me together.

World English Bible
They came around me like water all day long. They completely engulfed me.

Young's Literal Translation
They have surrounded me as waters all the day, They have gone round against me together,
Study Bible
I have Cried Day and Night Before You
16Your burning anger has passed over me; Your terrors have destroyed me. 17They have surrounded me like water all day long; They have encompassed me altogether. 18You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are in darkness.…
Cross References
Luke 21:20
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that her desolation is near.

Psalm 17:11
They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.

Psalm 22:12
Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

Psalm 22:16
For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm 118:10
All nations surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.

Psalm 118:11
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.

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

They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

they

Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed …

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves …

Psalm 69:1,2 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul…

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

Job 16:12,13 I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me …

Job 30:14,15 They came on me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation …

Lamentations 3:5-7 He has built against me, and compassed me with gall and travail…

Matthew 27:39-44 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads…

daily. or, all the day

(17) They--i.e., the terrors or horrors, now likened to a flood, a figure of frequent occurrence. (See Psalm 18:16, &c.)

Verse 17. - They came round about me daily like water. God's terrors encompass the psalmist "daily," or "all day long," like water; i.e. like an overwhelming flood (compare the first clause of ver. 16). They compassed me about together; or, "they compass me about in a mass." They came round about me daily like water,.... That is, the terrors of the Lord, the sorrows of death and hell, Psalm 18:4, this was the Messiah's case, when it was with him as is expressed Psalm 69:1,

they compassed me about together; as waters coming from many places, from all quarters, meet together, and together surround a person or place in such circumstances was Christ, when the bulls of Bashan beset him around, and the assembly of the wicked enclosed him, and innumerable evils encompassed him about, Psalm 22:12. 88:10-18 Departed souls may declare God's faithfulness, justice, and lovingkindness; but deceased bodies can neither receive God's favours in comfort, nor return them in praise. The psalmist resolved to continue in prayer, and the more so, because deliverance did not come speedily. Though our prayers are not soon answered, yet we must not give over praying. The greater our troubles, the more earnest and serious we should be in prayer. Nothing grieves a child of God so much as losing sight of him; nor is there any thing he so much dreads as God's casting off his soul. If the sun be clouded, that darkens the earth; but if the sun should leave the earth, what a dungeon would it be! Even those designed for God's favours, may for a time suffer his terrors. See how deep those terrors wounded the psalmist. If friends are put far from us by providences, or death, we have reason to look upon it as affliction. Such was the calamitous state of a good man. But the pleas here used were peculiarly suited to Christ. And we are not to think that the holy Jesus suffered for us only at Gethsemane and on Calvary. His whole life was labour and sorrow; he was afflicted as never man was, from his youth up. He was prepared for that death of which he tasted through life. No man could share in the sufferings by which other men were to be redeemed. All forsook him, and fled. Oftentimes, blessed Jesus, do we forsake thee; but do not forsake us, O take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
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