The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 18:4-6 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid...
Psalm 88:6,7 You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps...
Jonah 2:2,3 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and you heard my voice...
Mark 14:33-36 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy...
Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...
gat hold upon me. Heb. found me. I found
Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long...
Psalm 38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
Isaiah 53:3,4 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him...
ContextHe Listens to My Voice
1I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. 2Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him as long as I live. 3The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow. 4Then called I on the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech you, deliver my soul. 5Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yes, our God is merciful. 6The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. 7Return to your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. 8For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 9I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 10I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: 11I said in my haste, All men are liars. 12What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits toward me? 13I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the LORD. 14I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people. 15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. 16O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds. 17I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of the LORD. 18I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people. 19In the courts of the LORD's house, in the middle of you, O Jerusalem. Praise you the LORD.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
The cords of death compassed me, And the pains of Sheol gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
The sorrows of death have encompassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow:
Darby Bible Translation
The bands of death encompassed me, and the anguish of Sheol took hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow:
King James Bible
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Young's Literal Translation
Compassed me have cords of death, And straits of Sheol have found me, Distress and sorrow I find.