New International Version
All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
King James Bible
They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
Darby Bible Translation
They have surrounded me all the day like water; they have compassed me about 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They came round about me daily like water - Besides his spiritual conflicts, he had many enemies to grapple with. The waves of God's displeasure broke over him, and his enemies came around him like water, increasing more and more, rising higher and higher, till he was at last on the point of being submerged in the flood.
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LibraryOut of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night unto Thee. Oh! let my prayer enter into Thy presence. For my soul is full of trouble and my life draweth nigh unto Hell. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in a place of darkness, and in the deep.--Ps. lxxxviii. 1, 2. If I go down to Hell, Thou art there also. Yea, the darkness is no darkness with Thee; but the night is as clear as the day.--Ps. cxxxix. 7, 11. I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my calling. …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
Sense in Which, and End for which all Things were Delivered to the Incarnate Son.
Of Faith. The Definition of It. Its Peculiar Properties.
"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.
All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
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