Psalms 18:5

“The sorrowes of hell compassed me about: the snares of death preuented me.”

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Other Translations

The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
- King James Version

The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The cords of Sheol were round about me; The snares of death came upon me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The cords of hell were round me: the nets of death came on me.
- Basic English Bible

The bands of Sheol surrounded me, the cords of death encountered me.
- Darby Bible

The sorrows of hell encompassed me: the snares of death seized me.
- Webster's Bible

The cords of Sheol were around me. The snares of death came on me.
- World English Bible

Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(18:6) The cords of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of Death confronted me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 18:5


18:5 Sorrows - Which brought me to the brink of the grave. Death - Had almost taken hold of me, before I was aware.


Discussion for Psalms 18

  • Vanessa
    He is our Rock, Amen!
  • Royalpriest
    I agree with Bruce. Yeshua is the Hebrew translation of Jesus. I don't know where the lady got the information that it is the name of a pagan god. It is also translated as Joshua or Yehoshua. There are Jews who believe in Jesus and refer to Him as Yeshua Ha Mashiach meaning Jesus the Messiah. May His name be exalted and blessed for evermore.
  • Dana
    This is a powerful scripture. It lets us know that God is that solid foundation. He is a deliverer out of our afflictions. He is our salvation and trust. A mighty strength when you are experiencing difficulties and hardships. Knowing that God is on top of everything and His omnipotence has the final say. I love the Saviour.
  • Bruce
    T: Yeshua is Hebrew, Translated into English as Jesus. Where did You get Your Information Saying it's Not.
  • Lady A
    Who wouldn't serve a GOD like this.....
    He is a healer, protector, everything I need and more......
    LOVE🙏🙏🙏
  • MRS.T
    The Holy Precious Name of our Father in Heaven, the All Mighty Living God, Creator of All things is one with His only Begotton Son who's Name is Above All Names, Holy, Precious, True, to whom All Glory, Honor, Acceptation, Thankfulness, belongs to: Blessed be the Holy Precious Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who's name is the only Name that can save any person whom believes. Yeshua is an old pagan god, stop deceiving people....look into scripture, and the New Testament. OR may the Lord find another to take the place of being a good steward of the Word of God here on the internet.

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