Psalm 55:5

5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.

Read Psalm 55:5 Using Other Translations

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.
Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking.

What does Psalm 55:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 55:5

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me
Fear and dread of mind, and trembling of body;

and horror hath overwhelmed me;
or "covered me"; he was in the utmost consternation and surprise at what he apprehended would be the issue of things; so Christ in the garden is said to be "sore amazed", ( Mark 14:33 ) ; all which terror, fearfulness, trembling, and horror, arose from a sense of sin imputed to him, even of all the sins of his people, the faith of which must be nauseous to him, and the guilt thereof pressing upon him; and from a feeling of the wrath of God, and the curse of the law, which he endured in the room and stead of his people; and this shows the truth of his human nature, and the weakness and insufficiency of that, without his divine nature, to have performed the great work of redemption; also the evil of sin, the exceeding sinfulness of it, and the strictness of divine justice; and likewise the wonderful love of Christ in becoming a surety for his people, and what ease and pleasure they may take; all the pain, the trembling, and horror, were his, and all the joy is theirs.

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