Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 cried out to the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I was delivered from my enemies. 4 The cords of death entangled me; the rivers of Belial made me afraid. 5 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of death confronted me.


Cross References

Psalm 116:3

The ropes of death were wound around me and the anguish of Sheol came upon me; I encountered distress and sorrow.

2 Samuel 22:5-6

Because deadly breakers engulfed me, while torrents of abuse from the ungodly overwhelmed me.

Psalm 22:12-13

Many bulls have surrounded me; the vicious bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

Psalm 22:16

For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of those who practice of evil has encircled me. They gouged my hands and my feet.

Psalm 124:4

Then the flood waters would have overwhelmed us, the torrent would have flooded over us;

Isaiah 13:8

They will be terrified; pain and anguish will seize them; they'll writhe like a woman in labor. They'll look aghast at one another; and their faces will be ablaze with fear.

Isaiah 53:3-4

"He was despised and rejected by others, and a man of sorrows, intimately familiar with suffering; and like one from whom people hide their faces; and we despised him and did not value him.

Jonah 2:2-7

He said: "I called out to the LORD from the midst of affliction directed at me, and he answered me. From the depths of death I cried out for help; and you heard my cry.

Matthew 26:38-39

Then he told them, "I'm so deeply grieved that I feel I'm about to die. Wait here and stay awake with me."

Matthew 26:47

Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. A large crowd armed with swords and clubs was with him. They were from the high priests and elders of the people.

Matthew 26:55

At this point, Jesus asked the crowds, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me as if I were a bandit? Day after day I sat teaching in the Temple, yet you didn't arrest me.

Matthew 27:24-25

Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was about to break out instead. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Attend to that yourselves."

Matthew 27:39-44

Those who passed by kept insulting him, shaking their heads,

Mark 14:33-34

He took Peter, James, and John along with him, and he began to feel distressed and troubled.

Acts 21:30

The whole city was in chaos. The people rushed together, grabbed Paul, dragged him out of the Temple, and at once the doors were sealed shut.

2 Corinthians 1:9

In fact, we felt that we had received a death sentence so we would not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.

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