New Living Translation
They swirl around me like floodwaters all day long. They have engulfed me completely.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
88:17 Water - As the waters of the sea encompass him who is in the midst of it.
LibraryHow is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The sixth case, that we shall speak a little to, is a deadness, occasioned by the Lord's hiding of himself, who is their life, and "the fountain of life," Ps. xxxvi. 9, and "whose loving-kindness is better than life," Ps. lxiii. 3, and "in whose favour is their life," Ps. xxx. 5. A case, which the frequent complaints of the saints manifest to be rife enough, concerning which we shall, 1. Shew some of the consequences of the Lord's hiding his face, whereby the soul's case will appear. 2. Shew the …
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The Wrath of God
"And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.
They track me down and surround me, watching for the chance to throw me to the ground.
My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!
My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet.
Though hostile nations surrounded me, I destroyed them all with the authority of the LORD.
Yes, they surrounded and attacked me, but I destroyed them all with the authority of the LORD.
The waters would have engulfed us; a torrent would have overwhelmed us.
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