New International Version
The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
King James Bible
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Darby Bible Translation
The bands of death encompassed me, and torrents of Belial made me afraid.
World English Bible
The cords of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
Young's Literal Translation
Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The sorrows of death compassed me - חבלי מות chebley maveth, the cables or cords of death. He was almost taken in those nets or stratagems by which, if he had been entangled, he would have lost his life. The stratagems to which he refers were those that were intended for his destruction; hence called the cables or cords of death.
The floods of ungodly men - Troops of wicked men were rushing upon him like an irresistible torrent; or like the waves of the sea, one impelling another forward in successive ranks; so that, thinking he must be overwhelmed by them, he was for the moment affrighted; but God turned the torrent aside, and he escaped.
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ungodly men [Heb.] belial
LibraryAugust 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness, …
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"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me.
I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us;
the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
Woe to the many nations that rage-- they rage like the raging sea! Woe to the peoples who roar-- they roar like the roaring of great waters!
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