(A)The pangs of death surrounded me,
And the floods of [a]ungodliness made me afraid.
The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 18:4 Lit. Belial

The (A)ropes of death encompassed me,
And the (B)torrents of [a]destruction [b]terrified me.
The (C)ropes of [c]Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 18:4 Or ungodliness; Heb Belial
  2. Psalm 18:4 Or were assailing; or terrifying
  3. Psalm 18:5 I.e., the netherworld


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

The cords of Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

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The cords of death(A) entangled me;
    the torrents(B) of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me;
    the snares of death(C) confronted me.

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

The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

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