Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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 of death surrounded me,
And the streams of ungodliness and torrents of destruction 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.

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.

References

Prayers for Psalm 18:4

Context Readings

Praise For Deliverance

3 The 'Praised One' I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved. 4 Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid. 5 Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death.


Cross References

Psalm 116:3

Compassed me have cords of death, And straits of Sheol have found me, Distress and sorrow I find.

2 Samuel 22:5-6

When the breakers of death compassed me, The streams of the worthless terrify me,

Psalm 22:12-13

Many bulls have surrounded me, Mighty ones of Bashan have compassed me,

Psalm 22:16

And to the dust of death thou appointest me, For surrounded me have dogs, A company of evil doers have compassed me, Piercing my hands and my feet.

Psalm 124:4

Then the waters had overflowed us, The stream passed over our soul,

Isaiah 13:8

And they have been troubled, Pains and pangs they take, As a travailing woman they are pained, A man at his friend they marvel, The appearance of flames -- their faces!

Isaiah 53:3-4

He is despised, and left of men, A man of pains, and acquainted with sickness, And as one hiding the face from us, He is despised, and we esteemed him not.

Jonah 2:2-7

And he saith: I called, because of my distress, to Jehovah, And He doth answer me, From the belly of sheol I have cried, Thou hast heard my voice.

Matthew 26:38-39

then saith he to them, 'Exceedingly sorrowful is my soul -- unto death; abide ye here, and watch with me.'

Matthew 26:47

And while he is yet speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve did come, and with him a great multitude, with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

Matthew 26:55

In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, 'As against a robber ye did come forth, with swords and sticks, to take me! daily with you I was sitting teaching in the temple, and ye did not lay hold on me;

Matthew 27:24-25

And Pilate having seen that it profiteth nothing, but rather a tumult is made, having taken water, he did wash the hands before the multitude, saying, 'I am innocent from the blood of this righteous one; ye -- ye shall see;'

Matthew 27:39-44

and those passing by were speaking evil of him, wagging their heads,

Mark 14:33-34

and he taketh Peter, and James, and John with him, and began to be amazed, and to be very heavy,

Acts 21:30

All the city also was moved and there was a running together of the people, and having laid hold on Paul, they were drawing him out of the temple, and immediately were the doors shut,

2 Corinthians 1:9

but we ourselves in ourselves the sentence of the death have had, that we may not be trusting on ourselves, but on God, who is raising the dead,

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