2 Samuel 22:5
New International Version
The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

New Living Translation
"The waves of death overwhelmed me; floods of destruction swept over me.

English Standard Version
“For the waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me;

Berean Study Bible
For the waves of death engulfed me; the torrents of chaos overwhelmed me.

New American Standard Bible
"For the waves of death encompassed me; The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me;

King James Bible
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

Christian Standard Bible
For the waves of death engulfed me; the torrents of destruction terrified me.

Contemporary English Version
Death, like ocean waves, surrounded me, and I was almost swallowed by its flooding waters.

Good News Translation
The waves of death were all around me; the waves of destruction rolled over me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the waves of death engulfed me; the torrents of destruction terrified me.

International Standard Version
Because deadly breakers engulfed me, while torrents of abuse from the ungodly overwhelmed me.

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

New Heart English Bible
For the waves of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The waves of death had surrounded me. The torrents of destruction had overwhelmed me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the waves of Death compassed me. The floods of Belial assailed me.

New American Standard 1977
“For the waves of death encompassed me; The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me;

Jubilee Bible 2000
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of Belial made me afraid;

King James 2000 Bible
When the waves of death surrounded me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

American King James Version
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

American Standard Version
For the waves of death compassed me; The floods of ungodliness made me afraid:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the troubles of death compassed me, the floods of iniquity amazed me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the pangs of death have sur rounded me: the floods of Belial have made me afraid.

Darby Bible Translation
For the waves of death encompassed me, Torrents of Belial made me afraid.

English Revised Version
For the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

Webster's Bible Translation
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly-men made me afraid;

World English Bible
For the waves of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
When the breakers of death compassed me, The streams of the worthless terrify me,
Study Bible
David's Song of Deliverance
4I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. 5For the waves of death engulfed me; the torrents of chaos overwhelmed me. 6The cords of Sheol entangled 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 69:14
Rescue me from the mire and do not let me sink; deliver me from my foes and out of the deep waters.

Psalm 69:15
Do not let the floods engulf me or the depths swallow me up; let not the Pit close its mouth over me.

Psalm 93:4
Above the roar of many waters--the mighty breakers of the sea--the LORD on high is majestic.

Jonah 2:3
For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the current swirled about me. All Your breakers and waves swept over me.

Treasury of Scripture

When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

waves.

1 Thessalonians 5:3
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

the floods

Psalm 18:4
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm 69:14,15
Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters…

Psalm 93:3,4
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves…

ungodly men [heb] Belial







Lexicon
For
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the waves
מִשְׁבְּרֵי־ (miš·bə·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4867: A breaker (of the sea)

of death
מָ֑וֶת (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

engulfed me;
אֲפָפֻ֖נִי (’ă·p̄ā·p̄u·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 661: To surround, encompass

the torrents
נַחֲלֵ֥י (na·ḥă·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5158: A stream, a winter torrent, a, valley, a shaft

of chaos
בְלִיַּ֖עַל (ḇə·lî·ya·‘al)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1100: Without profit, worthlessness, destruction, wickedness

overwhelmed me.
יְבַעֲתֻֽנִי׃ (yə·ḇa·‘ă·ṯu·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1204: To fall upon, startle, terrify
(5) The waves of death.--In Psalms 18, "the sorrows of death," in the Authorised Version, but literally, the bands of death. The word is entirely different, and the variation can hardly have been accidental. The form here accords better with the parallelism of the next clause.

Verses 5-7. -

"For the breakers of death surrounded me;
Torrents of wickedness
[Hebrew, 'of Belial'] terrified me;
Cords of Sheol surrounded me;
Snares of death came suddenly upon me.
In my distress I cried unto Jehovah,
And to my God I cried.
And he heard my voice out of his palace,
And my cry was in his ears."
Instead of breakers - waves dashing violently on rocks - Psalm 18:4 has "cords of death;" translated "sorrow" in the Authorized Version. But "cords of death" mean the fatal snares of the hunter, and are not in keeping with "torrents of wickedness." "Belial," literally, "worthlessness," is by many supposed, from the context to mean herd "destruction," that is, physical instead of moral wickedness. So in Nahum 1:11 "a counsellor of Belial" means a ruinous, destructive counsellor. Sheol is the world of the departed, and is equivalent to "death." Cried is the same verb twice used. In Psalm 18:6 it is altered, in the former part of the verse unto "I called" - a change probably suggested by the more fastidious taste of a later age. For temple we should translate palace, or heavenly temple. It is not the temple in Jerusalem, which was not yet built, but God's heavenly dwelling, that is meant. Instead of the terse ellipse, "And my cry in his ears," the full but heavy phrase, "My cry before him came into his ears," is substituted in Psalm 18:6. 22:1-51 David's psalm of thanksgiving. - This chapter is a psalm of praise; we find it afterwards nearly as Ps 18. They that trust God in the way of duty, shall find him a present help in their greatest dangers: David did so. Remarkable preservations should be particularly mentioned in our praises. We shall never be delivered from all enemies till we get to heaven. God will preserve all his people, 2Ti 4:18. Those who receive signal mercies from God, ought to give him the glory. In the day that God delivered David, he sang this song. While the mercy is fresh, and we are most affected with it, let the thank-offering be brought, to be kindled with the fire of that affection. All his joys and hopes close, as all our hopes should do, in the great Redeemer.
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