Psalms 88:3-5

88:3 For my life is filled with troubles

and I am ready to enter Sheol.

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

I am like a helpless man,

88:5 adrift among the dead,

like corpses lying in the grave,

whom you remember no more,

and who are cut off from your power.

tn Or “my soul.”

tn Heb “and my life approaches Sheol.”

tn Heb “I am considered with.”

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

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

tn Heb “set free.”

tn Heb “from your hand.”