Psalm 55:5
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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.

Darby Bible Translation
Fear and trembling are 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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Fearfulness and trembling - Fear so great as to produce trembling. Compare the notes at Job 4:14. He knew not when these things would end. How far the spirit of rebellion had spread he knew not, and he had no means of ascertaining. It seemed as if he would be wholly overthrown; as if his power was wholly at an end; as if even his life was in the greatest peril.

And horror hath overwhelmed me - Margin, as in Hebrew, "covered me." That is; it had come upon him so as to cover or envelop him entirely. The shades of horror and despair spread all around and above him, and all things were filled with gloom. The word rendered "horror" occurs only in three other places; - Ezekiel 7:18, rendered (as here) "horror;" Job 21:6, rendered "trembling;" and Isaiah 21:4, rendered "fearfulness." It refers to that state when we are deeply agitated with fear.

Psalm 55:5 Parallel Commentaries

The Arrest
Our study of the closing scenes of the life of our Lord begins at the point where He fell into the hands of the representatives of justice; and this took place at the gate of Gethsemane and at the midnight hour. On the eastern side of Jerusalem, the ground slopes downwards to the bed of the Brook Kedron; and on the further side of the stream rises the Mount of Olives. The side of the hill was laid out in gardens or orchards belonging to the inhabitants of the city; and Gethsemane was one of these.
James Stalker—The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ

Concerning Persecution
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 We are now come to the last beatitude: Blessed are they which are persecuted . . '. Our Lord Christ would have us reckon the cost. Which of you intending to build a tower sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have enough to finish it?' (Luke 14:28). Religion will cost us the tears of repentance and the blood of persecution. But we see here a great encouragement that may
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Job 21:6
"Even when I remember, I am disturbed, And horror takes hold of my flesh.

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

Psalm 119:120
My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments. Ayin.

Isaiah 21:4
My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.

Ezekiel 7:18
They will gird themselves with sackcloth and shuddering will overwhelm them; and shame will be on all faces and baldness on all their heads.

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