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Psalms 88:3-5


88:3 For my life 1  is filled with troubles

and I am ready to enter Sheol. 2 

88:4 They treat me like 3  those who descend into the grave. 4 

I am like a helpless man, 5 

88:5 adrift 6  among the dead,

like corpses lying in the grave,

whom you remember no more,

and who are cut off from your power. 7 

1 tn Or “my soul.”

2 tn Heb “and my life approaches Sheol.”

3 tn Heb “I am considered with.”

4 tn Heb “the pit.” The noun בּוֹר (bor, “pit,” “cistern”) is sometimes used of the grave and/or the realm of the dead.

5 tn Heb “I am like a man [for whom] there is no help.”

6 tn Heb “set free.”

7 tn Heb “from your hand.”

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