I am like a helpless man, 3
like corpses lying in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
and who are cut off from your power. 5
in the dark places, in the watery depths.
88:7 Your anger bears down on me,
and you overwhelm me with all your waves. (Selah)
88:8 You cause those who know me to keep their distance;
you make me an appalling sight to them.
I am trapped and cannot get free. 7
1 tn Heb “I am considered with.”
2 tn Heb “the pit.” The noun בּוֹר (bor, “pit,” “cistern”) is sometimes used of the grave and/or the realm of the dead.
3 tn Heb “I am like a man [for whom] there is no help.”
4 tn Heb “set free.”
5 tn Heb “from your hand.”
7 tn Heb “[I am] confined and I cannot go out.”