“The cords of death encompassed me.
The torrents of perdition assailed me.
The cords of Sheol entangled me.
The snares of death confronted me.”
This was a dangerous situation. Death was all around David. Perdition was close at hand. The chords of Sheol, the underground place of death, had him entangled. Death confronted him face to face. Just like 2 Samuel, chapter 22, death, evil, Sheol, and perdition were all around him, assailing him, entangling him, and confronting him. What was he to do?