I am surrounded (Ps 118:10-118:12)

“All nations surrounded me.

In the name of Yahweh

I cut them off!

They surrounded me.

They surrounded me on every side.

In the name of Yahweh

I cut them off!

They surrounded me like bees.

They blazed like a fire of thorns.

In the name of Yahweh

I cut them off!”

The psalmist felt that he was surrounded on all sides by some kind of enemies. Somehow with the help of Yahweh he cut them off. He repeated this phrase 3 times, clearly indicating a choral psalm. After they surrounded him on every side Yahweh helped to cut them off. They were like a swarm of bees, and of course, Yahweh helped him. They were like a blazing wood fire until Yahweh helped him.