Psalm 55:4
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New Living Translation
My heart pounds in my chest. The terror of death assaults me.

King James Bible
My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Darby Bible Translation
My heart is writhing within me, and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

World English Bible
My heart is severely pained within me. The terrors of death have fallen on me.

Young's Literal Translation
My heart is pained within me, And terrors of death have fallen on me.

Psalm 55:4 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

55:4 The terrors - Deadly terrors; such as seize upon men in the agonies of death.

Psalm 55:4 Parallel Commentaries

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The Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New.
1. Introduction, showing the necessity of proving the similarity of both dispensations in opposition to Servetus and the Anabaptists. 2. This similarity in general. Both covenants truly one, though differently administered. Three things in which they entirely agree. 3. First general similarity, or agreement--viz. that the Old Testament, equally with the New, extended its promises beyond the present life, and held out a sure hope of immortality. Reason for this resemblance. Objection answered. 4.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Covenant Duties.
It is here proposed to show, that every incumbent duty ought, in suitable circumstances, to be engaged to in the exercise of Covenanting. The law and covenant of God are co-extensive; and what is enjoined in the one is confirmed in the other. The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. The former are made and fulfilled by its glorious Originator; the latter are enjoined and obligatory on man. The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Letter Xlv (Circa A. D. 1120) to a Youth Named Fulk, who Afterwards was Archdeacon of Langres
To a Youth Named Fulk, Who Afterwards Was Archdeacon of Langres He gravely warns Fulk, a Canon Regular, whom an uncle had by persuasions and promises drawn back to the world, to obey God and be faithful to Him rather than to his uncle. To the honourable young man Fulk, Brother Bernard, a sinner, wishes such joy in youth as in old age he will not regret. 1. I do not wonder at your surprise; I should wonder if you were not suprised [sic] that I should write to you, a countryman to a citizen, a monk
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
To Suger, Abbot of S. Denis He praises Suger, who had unexpectedly renounced the pride and luxury of the world to give himself to the modest habits of the religious life. He blames severely the clerk who devotes himself rather to the service of princes than that of God. 1. A piece of good news has reached our district; it cannot fail to do great good to whomsoever it shall have come. For who that fear God, hearing what great things He has done for your soul, do not rejoice and wonder at the great
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Psalm 18:4
The ropes of death entangled me; floods of destruction swept over me.

Psalm 18:5
The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path.

Psalm 38:8
I am exhausted and completely crushed. My groans come from an anguished heart.

Psalm 56:3
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.

Psalm 116:3
Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.

Isaiah 28:19
Again and again that flood will come, morning after morning, day and night, until you are carried away." This message will bring terror to your people.

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