Psalm 116:3
New International Version
The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.

New Living Translation
Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.

English Standard Version
The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

Berean Study Bible
The ropes of death entangled me, and the anguish of Sheol overcame me; I was confronted by trouble and sorrow.

New American Standard Bible
The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.

King James Bible
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Christian Standard Bible
The ropes of death were wrapped around me, and the torments of Sheol overcame me; I encountered trouble and sorrow.

Contemporary English Version
Death attacked from all sides, and I was captured by its painful chains. But when I was really hurting,

Good News Translation
The danger of death was all around me; the horrors of the grave closed in on me; I was filled with fear and anxiety.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The ropes of death were wrapped around me, and the torments of Sheol overcame me; I encountered trouble and sorrow.

International Standard Version
The ropes of death were wound around me and the anguish of Sheol came upon me; I encountered distress and sorrow.

NET Bible
The ropes of death tightened around me, the snares of Sheol confronted me. I was confronted with trouble and sorrow.

New Heart English Bible
The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. I found trouble and sorrow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the pains of death surrounded me and the afflictions of Sheol had arrived, I had found misery and affliction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ropes of death became tangled around me. The horrors of the grave took hold of me. I experienced pain and agony.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The cords of death compassed me, And the straits of the nether-world got hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow.

New American Standard 1977
The cords of death encompassed me, And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The sorrows of death compassed me and the pains of Sheol found me; I encountered trouble and sorrow.

King James 2000 Bible
The sorrows of death surrounded me, and the pangs of sheol got hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

American King James Version
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow.

American Standard Version
The cords of death compassed me, And the pains of Sheol gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The pangs of death compassed me; the dangers of hell found me: I found affliction and sorrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sorrows of death have encompassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow:

Darby Bible Translation
The bands of death encompassed me, and the anguish of Sheol took hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow:

English Revised Version
The cords of death compassed me, and the pains of Sheol gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Webster's Bible Translation
The sorrows of death encompassed me, and the pains of hell came upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

World English Bible
The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. I found trouble and sorrow.

Young's Literal Translation
Compassed me have cords of death, And straits of Sheol have found me, Distress and sorrow I find.
Study Bible
The LORD Has Heard My Voice
2Because He has inclined His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live. 3The ropes of death entangled me, and the anguish of Sheol overcame me; I was confronted by trouble and sorrow. 4Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, deliver my soul!”…
Cross References
Luke 21:20
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that her desolation is near.

2 Samuel 22:6
The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

Psalm 18:4
The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of chaos overwhelmed me.

Psalm 18:5
The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

Psalm 40:12
For evils without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, so that I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed within me.

Psalm 55:4
My heart murmurs within me, and the terrors of death assail me.

Psalm 88:3
For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.

Jonah 2:6
To the roots of the mountains I descended; the earth beneath me barred me in forever! But You raised my life from the pit, O LORD my God!

Treasury of Scripture

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow.

sorrows

Psalm 18:4-6
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid…

Psalm 88:6,7
Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps…

Jonah 2:2,3
And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice…

gat hold upon me.

Psalm 32:3,4
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long…

Psalm 38:6
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Isaiah 53:3,4
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not…







Lexicon
The ropes
חֶבְלֵי־ (ḥeḇ·lê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

of death
מָ֗וֶת (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

entangled me,
אֲפָפ֤וּנִי ׀ (’ă·p̄ā·p̄ū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 661: To surround, encompass

and the anguish
וּמְצָרֵ֣י (ū·mə·ṣā·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4712: Something tight, trouble

of Sheol
שְׁא֣וֹל (šə·’ō·wl)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)

overcame me;
מְצָא֑וּנִי (mə·ṣā·’ū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

I was confronted
אֶמְצָֽא׃ (’em·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

by trouble
צָרָ֖ה (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival

and sorrow.
וְיָג֣וֹן (wə·yā·ḡō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3015: Grief, sorrow
(3) The pains of hell.--Or, oppressions of Sheol, if we retain the text. But a very slight change in a single letter brings the clause into closer correspondence with Psalm 18:5-6, whence it is plainly borrowed, the nets of Sheol. We may reproduce the original more exactly by using, as it does, the same verb in the last two clauses of the verse:

Nets of Sheol caught me,

Trouble and sorrow I catch.

Verses 3-9. - The psalmist describes his trouble (ver. 3), his prayer for deliverance (ver. 4), and his actual deliverance (vers. 5-9). Verse 3. - The sorrows of death compassed me; literally, the cords of death (comp. Psalm 18:4, where the same expression is used). Death is pictured as seizing his victim and binding him with cords. And the pains of hell gat hold upon me; or, "the straits of hell" (comp. Psalm 118:5; Lamentations 1:3). Death and hell (shell) are closely connected together in the prayer of Hezekiah (Isaiah 38:10, 18). I found trouble and sorrow; or, "anguish and woe" (comp. Isaiah 38:12-17). 116:1-9 We have many reasons for loving the Lord, but are most affected by his loving-kindness when relieved out of deep distress. When a poor sinner is awakened to a sense of his state, and fears that he must soon sink under the just wrath of God, then he finds trouble and sorrow. But let all such call upon the Lord to deliver their souls, and they will find him gracious and true to his promise. Neither ignorance nor guilt will hinder their salvation, when they put their trust in the Lord. Let us all speak of God as we have found him; and have we ever found him otherwise than just and good? It is of his mercies that we are not consumed. Let those who labour and are heavy laden come to him, that they may find rest to their souls; and if at all drawn from their rest, let them haste to return, remembering how bountifully the Lord has dealt with them. We should deem ourselves bound to walk as in his presence. It is a great mercy to be kept from being swallowed up with over-much sorrow. It is a great mercy for God to hold us by the right hand, so that we are not overcome and overthrown by a temptation. But when we enter the heavenly rest, deliverance from sin and sorrow will be complete; we shall behold the glory of the Lord, and walk in his presence with delight we cannot now conceive.
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