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The snares of death encompassed me;

the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;

I suffered distress and anguish.

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3, 4. For similar figures for distress see Ps 18:4, 5.

gat hold upon me—Another sense ("found") of the same word follows, as we speak of disease finding us, and of our finding or catching disease.