Psalm 55:4
New International Version
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me.

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

English Standard Version
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Berean Study Bible
My heart murmurs within me, and the terrors of death assail me.

New American Standard Bible
My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

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

Christian Standard Bible
My heart shudders within me; terrors of death sweep over me.

Contemporary English Version
My heart is racing fast, and I am afraid of dying.

Good News Translation
I am terrified, and the terrors of death crush me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My heart shudders within me; terrors of death sweep over me.

International Standard Version
My heart is trembling within me, and the terrors of death have assaulted me.

NET Bible
My heart beats violently within me; the horrors of death overcome me.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And awe has fallen upon me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My heart is in turmoil. The terrors of death have seized me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My heart doth writhe within me; And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

New American Standard 1977
My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My heart is sore pained within me, and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

King James 2000 Bible
My heart is greatly pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

American King James Version
My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen on me.

American Standard Version
My heart is sore pained within me: And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My heart was troubled within me; and the fear of death fell upon me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My heart is troubled within me: and the fear of death is fallen upon me.

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

English Revised Version
My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Webster's Bible Translation
My heart is severely pained within me: and the terrors of death have 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.
Study Bible
Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
3at the voice of the enemy, at the pressure of the wicked. For they release disaster upon me and revile me in their anger. 4My heart murmurs within me, and the terrors of death assail me. 5Fear and trembling grip me, and horror has overwhelmed me.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:4
The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of chaos overwhelmed me.

Psalm 18:5
The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

Psalm 38:8
I am numb and badly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.

Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I will trust in You.

Psalm 116:3
The ropes of death entangled me, and the anguish of Sheol overcame me; I was confronted by trouble and sorrow.

Isaiah 28:19
As often as it passes through, it will carry you away; it will sweep through morning after morning, by day and by night. Sheer terror will come from understanding the message.

Treasury of Scripture

My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen on me.

My

Psalm 6:3
My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 69:20
Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

Psalm 88:3
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

terrors

Psalm 18:4,5
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid…

Psalm 116:3
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Isaiah 38:10-13
I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years…







Lexicon
My heart
לִ֭בִּי (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

murmurs
יָחִ֣יל (yā·ḥîl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

within me,
בְּקִרְבִּ֑י (bə·qir·bî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

and the terrors
וְאֵימ֥וֹת (wə·’ê·mō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 367: Fright, an idol

of death
מָ֝֗וֶת (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

assail
נָפְל֥וּ (nā·p̄ə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

me.
עָלָֽי׃ (‘ā·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(4) Is sore pained.--Better, writhes with pain.

Terrors of death--i.e., terrors caused by death, a horror of death.

Verse 4. - My heart is sore pained within me. The attacks of his enemies (ver. 3) deeply grieve and pain the heart of the psalmist. It is not as if they were foreigners, whose hostility was to be expected. They are his own countrymen; one of them is his own familiar friend (ver. 12). Yet they threaten his life. And the terrors of death are fallen upon ms. When a king is the object of a conspiracy, he well knows, especially in the East, that nothing but his death will satisfy the conspirators. So on David, long before he made up his mind to quit Jerusalem (2 Samuel 15:14), the "terrors of death" must have fallen. 55:1-8 In these verses we have, 1. David praying. Prayer is a salve for every sore, and a relief to the spirit under every burden. 2. David weeping. Griefs are thus, in some measure, lessened, while those increase that have no vent given them. David in great alarm. We may well suppose him to be so, upon the breaking out of Absalom's conspiracy, and the falling away of the people. Horror overwhelmed him. Probably the remembrance of his sin in the matter of Uriah added much to the terror. When under a guilty conscience we must mourn in our complaint, and even strong believers have for a time been filled with horror. But none ever was so overwhelmed as the holy Jesus, when it pleased the Lord to put him to grief, and to make his soul an offering for our sins. In his agony he prayed more earnestly, and was heard and delivered; trusting in him, and following him, we shall be supported under, and carried through all trials. See how David was weary of the treachery and ingratitude of men, and the cares and disappointments of his high station: he longed to hide himself in some desert from the fury and fickleness of his people. He aimed not at victory, but rest; a barren wilderness, so that he might be quiet. The wisest and best of men most earnestly covet peace and quietness, and the more when vexed and wearied with noise and clamour. This makes death desirable to a child of God, that it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, to perfect and everlasting rest.
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