New American Standard Bible
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.
King James Bible
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Darby Bible Translation
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into the depths of waters, and the flood overfloweth me.
World English Bible
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold. I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Young's Literal Translation
I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of the waters, And a flood hath overflown me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I sink in deep mire - Margin, as in Hebrew, "the mire of the depth." This would denote either mire which was itself so deep that one could not extricate himself from it; or, mire found in a deep place, as at the bottom of a pit. Compare the notes at Psalm 40:2. An illustration of this might be drawn from the case of Joseph, cast by his brethren into a deep pit Genesis 37:24; or from the case of Jeremiah, thrown into a deep dungeon: "And they let down Jeremiah with cords; and in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire," Jeremiah 38:6.
Where there is no standing - No solid ground; nothing for the foot to rest on. "I am come into deep waters." Margin, as in Hebrew, "depth of waters." That is, waters where he could not touch the bottom - an image of some peril that threatened his life.
Where the floods overflow me - The waters. They break over my head. My life is "in danger."
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Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.
"He has cast me into the mire, And I have become like dust and ashes.
The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters.
Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;
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