Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.

King James Version

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Holman Bible

The ropes of death were wrapped around me; the torrents of destruction terrified me.

International Standard Version

The cords of death entangled me; the rivers of Belial made me afraid.

A Conservative Version

The cords of death encompassed me, and the floods of lawlessness made me afraid.

American Standard Version

The cords of death compassed me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

Amplified

The cords or bands of death surrounded me, and the streams of ungodliness and the torrents of ruin terrified me.

Bible in Basic English

The cords of death were round me, and the seas of evil put me in fear.

Darby Translation

The bands of death encompassed me, and torrents of Belial made me afraid.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The pain of death compassed me, and the rivers of Belial made me afraid.

Julia Smith Translation

The pains of death surrounded me, and the torrents of Belial made me afraid.

King James 2000

The sorrows of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The ropes of death encircled me, and streams of ruin overwhelmed me.

Modern King James verseion

The sorrows of death hemmed me in, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the overflowings of ungodliness made me afraid. {TYNDALE: For the waves of death have closed me about, and the floods of Belial have feared me.}

NET Bible

The waves of death engulfed me, the currents of chaos overwhelmed me.

New Heart English Bible

The cords of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

The Emphasized Bible

The meshes of death encompassed me, The torrents of perdition, made me afraid;

Webster

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

World English Bible

The cords of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

Youngs Literal Translation

Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid.

References

Prayers for Psalm 18:4

Context Readings

Praise For Deliverance

3 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies. 4 The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me. 5 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.


Cross References

Psalm 116:3

The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.

2 Samuel 22:5-6

"For the waves of death encompassed me; The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me;

Psalm 22:12-13

Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

Psalm 22:16

For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;

Isaiah 13:8

They will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame.

Isaiah 53:3-4

He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Jonah 2:2-7

and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice.

Matthew 26:38-39

Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me."

Matthew 26:47

While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people.

Matthew 26:55

At that time Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a robber? Every day I used to sit in the temple teaching and you did not seize Me.

Matthew 27:24-25

When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood; see to that yourselves."

Matthew 27:39-44

And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads

Mark 14:33-34

And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled.

Acts 21:30

Then all the city was provoked, and the people rushed together, and taking hold of Paul they dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut.

2 Corinthians 1:9

indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;



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