PSALM 116:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.”

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Psalm 116:3 Translation & Meaning

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The sorrows חֶבְלֵי 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 death מָ֗וֶת Death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin death
compassed אֲפָפ֤וּנִי׀ To surround compassed
me, and the pains וּמְצָרֵ֣י Something tight, i.e., (figuratively) trouble pains
of hell שְׁא֣וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell
gat hold upon מְצָא֑וּנִי Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present gat hold upon
me: I found אֶמְצָֽא׃ Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present found
trouble צָרָ֖ה Tightness (i.e., figuratively, trouble) trouble
and sorrow. וְיָג֣וֹן Affliction sorrow

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  • 1  I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

  • 2  Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

  • 3  The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

  • 4  Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

  • 5  Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.



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