New Living Translation
The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path.
King James Bible
The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
Darby Bible Translation
The bands of Sheol surrounded me, the cords of death encountered me.
World English Bible
The cords of Sheol were around me. The snares of death came on me.
Young's Literal Translation
Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death.
Psalm 18:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:5 Sorrows - Which brought me to the brink of the grave. Death - Had almost taken hold of me, before I was aware.
LibraryPsalm 18:4. First Part. C. M. victory and Triumph Over Temporal Enemies.
1 We love thee, Lord, and we adore, Now is thine arm reveal'd; Thou art our strength, our heavenly tower, Our bulwark and our shield. 2 We fly to our eternal rock, And find a sure defence; His holy name our lips invoke, And draw salvation thence. 3 When God, our leader, shines in arms, What mortal heart can bear The thunder of his loud alarms? The lightning of his spear? 4 He rides upon the winged wind, And angels in array In millions wait to know his mind, And swift as flames obey. 5 He speaks, …
Isaac Watts—The Psalms of David
Where to Carry Troubles
The victory of Unarmed Faith
David's Hymn of victory
"And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived.
For troubles surround me--too many to count! My sins pile up so high I can't see my way out. They outnumber the hairs on my head. I have lost all courage.
My heart pounds in my chest. The terror of death assaults me.
Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.
The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.
He said, "I cried out to the LORD in my great trouble, and he answered me. I called to you from the land of the dead, and LORD, you heard me!
I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O LORD my God, snatched me from the jaws of death!
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