The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

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The (A)ropes of [a]Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

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  1. Psalm 18:5 I.e., the netherworld


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 the grave coiled around me;
    the snares of death(A) confronted me.

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

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11 (A)You brought us into the net;
You laid affliction on our backs.
12 (B)You have caused men to ride over our heads;
(C)We went through fire and through water;
But You brought us out to [a]rich fulfillment.

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  1. Psalm 66:12 abundance

11 You (A)brought us into the net;
You laid an oppressive burden upon [a]us.
12 You made men (B)ride over our heads;
We went through (C)fire and through water.
Yet You (D)brought us out into a place of abundance.

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  1. Psalm 66:11 Lit our loins

11 
You brought us into the net;
You laid a heavy burden [of servitude] on [a]us.
12 
You made men (charioteers) [b]ride over our heads [in defeat];
We went through fire and through water,
Yet You brought us out into a [broad] place of abundance [to be refreshed].

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  1. Psalm 66:11 Lit upon our loins.
  2. Psalm 66:12 The ancient rabbis understood this as times of captivity for Israel.

11 You brought us into prison(A)
    and laid burdens(B) on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads;(C)
    we went through fire and water,
    but you brought us to a place of abundance.(D)

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11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.

12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

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17 They came around me all day long like water;
They engulfed me altogether.

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17 They have (A)surrounded me (B)like water all day long;
They have (C)encircled me altogether.

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17 
They have surrounded me like flood waters all day long;
They have completely encompassed me.

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17 All day long they surround me like a flood;(A)
    they have completely engulfed me.

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17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

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11 They (A)surrounded me,
Yes, they surrounded me;
But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
12 They surrounded me (B)like bees;
They were quenched (C)like a fire of thorns;
For in the name of the Lord I will [a]destroy them.
13 You pushed me violently, that I might fall,
But the Lord helped me.

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  1. Psalm 118:12 cut them off

11 They (A)surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me;
In the name of the Lord I will certainly fend them off.
12 They surrounded me (B)like bees;
They were extinguished like a (C)fire of thorn bushes;
In the name of the Lord I will certainly fend them off.
13 You (D)pushed me violently so that I [a]was falling,
But the Lord (E)helped me.

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  1. Psalm 118:13 Or fell

11 
They encompassed me, yes, they surrounded me [on every side];
In the name of the Lord I will cut them off.
12 
They swarmed around me like bees;
They flare up and are extinguished like a fire of thorns;
In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.(A)
13 
You [my enemy] pushed me violently so that I was falling,
But the Lord helped me.

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11 They surrounded me(A) on every side,(B)
    but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.
12 They swarmed around me like bees,(C)
    but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns;(D)
    in the name of the Lord I cut them down.(E)
13 I was pushed back and about to fall,
    but the Lord helped me.(F)

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11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.

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