Psalm 18:3-13 NIV

3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,1 and I am saved from my enemies.2

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4 The cords of death3 entangled me; the torrents4 of destruction overwhelmed me.

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5 The cords of the gravea coiled around me; the snares of death5 confronted me.

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    • b 18:5 - Hebrew "Sheol"
      6 In my distress6 I called to the LORD;7 I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice;8 my cry came9 before him, into his ears.

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      7 The earth trembled10 and quaked,11 and the foundations of the mountains shook;12 they trembled because he was angry.13

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      8 Smoke rose from his nostrils;14 consuming fire15 came from his mouth, burning coals16 blazed out of it.

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      9 He parted the heavens and came down;17 dark clouds18 were under his feet.

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      10 He mounted the cherubim19 and flew; he soared20 on the wings of the wind.21

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      11 He made darkness his covering,22 his canopy23 around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky.

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      12 Out of the brightness of his presence24 clouds advanced, with hailstones25 and bolts of lightning.26

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      13 The LORD thundered27 from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.b

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        • c 18:13 - Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Samuel 22:14); most Hebrew manuscripts "resounded, / amid hailstones and bolts of lightning"