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2 Samuel 22:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the waves of death compassed me; The floods of ungodliness made me afraid:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For the waves of death encompassed me; The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly-men made me afraid;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the waves of death encompassed me, Torrents of Belial made me afraid.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When the breakers of death had encompassed me,—the torrents of perdition, made me afraid,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— When the breakers of death compassed me, The streams of the worthless terrify me,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the pangs of death have surrounded me: the floods of Belial have made me afraid.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When the waues of death compassed me: the floods of vngodly men made me afraid.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the troubles of death compassed me, the floods of iniquity amazed me:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the waves 4867
{4867} Prime
מִשְׁבָּר
mishbar
{mish-bawr'}
From H7665; a breaker (of the sea).
of death 4194
{4194} Prime
מָוֶת
maveth
{maw'-veth}
From H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively pestilence, ruin.
compassed 661
{0661} Prime
אָפַף
'aphaph
{aw-faf'}
A primitive root; to surround.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
me, the floods 5158
{5158} Prime
נַחַל
nachal
{nakh'-al}
From H5157 in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine).
of ungodly x1100
(1100) Complement
בְּלִיַּעַל
b@liya`al
{bel-e-yah'-al}
From H1097 and H3276; without profit, worthlessness; by extension destruction, wickedness (often in connection with H0376, H0802, H1121, etc.).
men y1100
[1100] Standard
בְּלִיַּעַל
b@liya`al
{bel-e-yah'-al}
From H1097 and H3276; without profit, worthlessness; by extension destruction, wickedness (often in connection with H0376, H0802, H1121, etc.).
made me afraid; 1204
{1204} Prime
בָּעַת
ba`ath
{baw-ath'}
A primitive root; to fear.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 22:1-51.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 22:2-51.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Samuel 22:5

When the (c) waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

(c) As David (who was the figure of Christ) was by God's power delivered from all dangers: so Christ and his Church will overcome most grievous dangers, tyranny and death.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
waves:
or, pangs,
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

the floods:

Psalms 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Psalms 69:14-15 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. ... Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Psalms 93:3-4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. ... The LORD on high [is] mightier than the noise of many waters, [yea, than] the mighty waves of the sea.
Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Jeremiah 46:7-8 Who [is] this [that] cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers? ... Egypt riseth up like a flood, and [his] waters are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I will go up, [and] will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
Revelation 12:15-16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. ... And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

ungodly men:
Heb. Belial
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Ps 18:4; 69:14; 93:3. Is 59:19. Jr 46:7. 1Th 5:3. Rv 12:15; 17:1, 15.

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