New American Standard Bible
They have surrounded me like water all day long; They have encompassed me altogether.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They came round about me daily like water - Margin, "as in" Hebrew, all the day. That is, his troubles seemed to be like the waves of the sea cohnstantly breaking on the shore. See Psalm 42:7.
They compassed me about together - My troubles did not come singly, so that I could meet them one at a time, but they seemed to have banded themselves together; they all came upon me at once.
LibraryHow a Desolate Man Ought to Commit Himself into the Hands of God
O Lord, Holy Father, be Thou blessed now and evermore; because as Thou wilt so it is done, and what Thou doest is good. Let Thy servant rejoice in Thee, not in himself, nor in any other; because Thou alone art the true joy, Thou art my hope and my crown, Thou art my joy and my honour, O Lord. What hath Thy servant, which he received not from Thee, even without merit of his own? Thine are all things which Thou hast given, and which Thou hast made. I am poor and in misery even from my youth up,(1) …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
His Past Work.
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.
They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.
Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.
All nations surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;
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