2 SAMUEL 22:6



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“The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;”

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2 Samuel 22:6 Translation & Meaning

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The sorrows חֶבְלֵ֥י A rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication, a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively, a company (as if tied together) sorrows
of hell שְׁא֖וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell
compassed me about; סַבֻּ֑נִי To revolve, surround, or border; used in various applications, literally and figuratively compassed about
the snares מֹֽקְשֵׁי A noose (for catching animals) (literally or figuratively); by implication, a hook (for the nose) snares
of death מָֽוֶת׃ Death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin death
prevented קִדְּמֻ֖נִי To project (one self), i.e., precede; hence, to anticipate, hasten, meet (usually for help) prevented
me; קִדְּמֻ֖נִי To project (one self), i.e., precede; hence, to anticipate, hasten, meet (usually for help) me

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  • 4  I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

  • 5  When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

  • 6  The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;

  • 7  In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

  • 8  Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.


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