Psalms 55:4

4 My heart is severely pained within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Psalms 55:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 55:4

My heart is sore pained within me
At the civil war in his kingdom; at the battle likely to ensue between his forces and Absalom's, and at the issue of it; see ( Jeremiah 4:19 ) ; this was true of Christ in the garden, when his soul was exceeding sorrowful unto death, and he was in pain, as a woman in travail, as the word F17 here used signifies; and on the cross, when his heart, like wax, melted in the midst of his bowels;

and the terrors of death are fallen upon me;
see ( 2 Samuel 15:14 ) ; thus it was with the human nature of Christ, when he desired, if possible, the cup might pass from him.


FOOTNOTES:

F17 (ynokt) "operuit me", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus, Michaelis; "operit", Cocceius; "obtegit", Junius & Tremellius; "obtexit", Piscator; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 55:4 In-Context

2 Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily,
3 Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me, And in wrath they hate me.
4 My heart is severely pained within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me.
6 So I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.