2 Samuel 22:5
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English Standard Version
“For the waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me;

King James Bible
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

American Standard Version
For the waves of death compassed me; The floods of ungodliness made me afraid:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the pangs of death have sur rounded me: the floods of Belial have made me afraid.

English Revised Version
For the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

Webster's Bible Translation
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly-men made me afraid;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(cf. 1 Chronicles 20:6-7). In another war at Gath, a Philistian warrior, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot,

(Note: Men with six fingers and six toes have been met with elsewhere. Pliny (h. nat. xi. 43) speaks of certain sedigiti (six-fingered) Romans. This peculiarity is even hereditary in some families. Other examples are collected by Trusen (Sitten, Gebruche, und Krankheiten der alten Hebrer, pp. 198-9, ed. 2) and Friedreich (zur Bible, i.-298-9).)

defied Israel, and was slain by Jonathan the son of Shimeah, the brother of David (see at 2 Samuel 13:3). The Chethib מדין is probably to be read מדּין, an archaic plural ("a man of measures, or extensions:" de Dieu, etc.); in the Chronicles we find the singular מדּה instead.

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waves. or, pangs

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

the floods

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

Psalm 69:14,15 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters...

Psalm 93:3,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves...

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun...

Jeremiah 46:7,8 Who is this that comes up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers...

Revelation 12:15,16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood...

Revelation 17:1,15 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

ungodly men [heb] Belial

Cross References
Luke 21:20
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.

Psalm 69:14
Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.

Psalm 69:15
Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me.

Psalm 93:4
Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty!

Jonah 2:3
For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me.

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