The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
Read Psalm 18:5 Using Other Translations
The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.
The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path.
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