New American Standard Bible
Panic seized them there, Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.
King James Bible
Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
Darby Bible Translation
Trembling took hold upon them there; anguish, as of a woman in travail.
World English Bible
Trembling took hold of them there, pain, as of a woman in travail.
Young's Literal Translation
Trembling hath seized them there, Pain, as of a travailing woman.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Fear took hold upon them there - Trembling seized them; they were filled with sudden consternation. That is, as soon as they saw the city, or had a distinct view of it, they became alarmed.
And pain - Distress; anguish. The distress arising from disappointed hopes, and perhaps from the apprehension of their own safety. They were filled with dismay.
As of a woman in travail - This comparison is often used in the Scriptures to denote the severest kind of pain. Compare Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 6:24; Jeremiah 13:21; Jeremiah 22:23; Jeremiah 30:6; Jeremiah 49:24; Micah 4:9-10; Isaiah 53:11.
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Departure from Ireland. Death and Burial at Clairvaux.
They will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame.
For this reason my loins are full of anguish; Pains have seized me like the pains of a woman in labor. I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.
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