New International Version
The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
King James Bible
The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
Darby Bible Translation
The waters encompassed me, to the soul: The deep was round about me, The weeds were wrapped about my head.
World English Bible
The waters surrounded me, even to the soul. The deep was around me. The weeds were wrapped around my head.
Young's Literal Translation
Compassed me have waters unto the soul, The deep doth compass me, The weed is bound to my head.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The waters compassed me about even to the soul - So as to seem to deprive me of life. I had no hope left.
The weeds were wrapped about my head - This may be understood literally also. He found himself in the fish's stomach, together with sea weeds, and such like marine substances, which the fish had taken for its aliment.
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LibrarySalvation of the Lord
By salvation here we do not merely understand the special salvation which Jonah received from death; for according to Dr. Gill, there is something so special in the original, in the word salvation having one more letter than it usually has, when it only refers to some temporary deliverance, that we can only understand it here as relating to the great work of the salvation of the soul which endureth for ever. That "salvation is of the Lord," I shall this morning try to show as best I can. First, I …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
An Address to a Soul So Overwhelmed with a Sense of the Greatness of Its Sins, that it Dares not Apply Itself to Christ with Any
"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
For the director of music. To the tune of "Lilies." Of David. Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to perish.
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