KJV LexiconSo that my soul
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
to try, i.e. (by implication) select -- acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.
choking -- strangling.
death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin -- (be) dead(-ly), death, die(-d).
rather than my life
a bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e. (as pron.) selfsame -- body, bone, life, (self-)same, strength, very.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.
King James Bible
So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that I prefer strangling-- death rather than life in this body.
International Standard Version
I would rather die by strangulation than continue living.
so that I would prefer strangling, and death more than life.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
My throat would rather be choked. My body would prefer death [to these dreams].
King James 2000 Bible
So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life.
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