and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death.
2 Samuel 22:6
Binding ropes from Sheol entangled me while lethal snares hindered me.
The cords of death entangled me; the rivers of Belial made me afraid.
2 Samuel 22:5
Because deadly breakers engulfed me, while torrents of abuse from the ungodly overwhelmed me.
My heart is trembling within me, and the terrors of death have assaulted me.
Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
The people living in darkness have seen a great light, and for those living in the land and shadow of death, a light has risen."
Torn from the security of his home, he is brought before the king of terrors.
Look at me! Answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes! Otherwise, I will sleep in death;
I'll make many nations be appalled at you, and their kings will be terrified because of you when I brandish my sword right in their face. They will all tremble from fear for their own safety on the day that you fall!'
Then she went and sat by herself about a distance of a bowshot away, because she kept saying to herself, "I can't bear to watch the child die!" That's why she sat a short distance away, crying aloud and weeping.
Aferward, he became thirsty, called out to the LORD, and told him, "So, you provided this great deliverance at the hands of your servant, but now I'm to die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?"
I would rather die by strangulation than continue living.