Your terrors have paralyzed me. Your wrath has swept over me; your dreadful assaults destroy me. The theological controversies distracting the Church, although different in the two halves of the Graeco-Roman world, were felt to some extent in both divisions of the Empire and not merely in the one in which they were principally fought out; and in the condemnation Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr. They surround me like a flood all day long; they close in on me together. I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
For the director of music. Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness. As Jesus prayed thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven will come in the fulness of time. You have taken from me friend and neighbor-- darkness is my closest friend. The right touches a man's status.
A psalm of the Sons of Korah. Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on; I suffer Your terrors; I am overcome. Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me; darkness is my only friend. Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off. His whole life was labour and sorrow; he was afflicted as never man was, from his youth up.
From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair. Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Upon thee, Jehovah, have I called every day; I have stretched out my hands unto thee. I am as good as dead, like a strong man with no strength left. I am shut in so that I cannot escape; my eye grows dim through sorrow.
The Psalms 88 A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Ma'halath Le-an'noth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. On days like these when the body is tired, it is good to know God has an understanding heart. The psalmist resolved to continue in prayer, and the more so, because deliverance did not come speedily. I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength: Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry. New Living Translation For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. This end result motivate us to endure really tough times in our walk with the Lord. Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? Psalms 88:1 Context A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together. He was prepared for that death of which he tasted through life. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. Though our prayers are not soon answered, yet we must not give over praying. As we seek righteousness, justice, and mercy we bring the kingdom of God to earth. Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon? The psalmist pours out his soul to God in lamentation. Even those designed for God's favours, may for a time suffer his terrors.
You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths. Will your wonders be known in the darkness or your righteousness in the land of oblivion? Afflicted and close to death from my youth up, I suffer your terrors; I am helpless. Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry! Do departed spirits rise up to praise you? It destroys faith, which consists in a knowledge of the divine will. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus.
Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. If the sun be clouded, that darkens the earth; but if the sun should leave the earth, what a dungeon would it be! Oftentimes, blessed Jesus, do we forsake thee; but do not forsake us, O take not thy Holy Spirit from us. My eyes are worn out from crying. The necessity of the doctrine of faith. I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength, like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand.