88:7 Your anger bears down on me,
and you overwhelm me with all your waves. (Selah)
I have been subjected to your horrors and am numb with pain. 2
your terrors destroy me.
1 tn Heb “and am dying from youth.”
2 tn Heb “I carry your horrors [?].” The meaning of the Hebrew form אָפוּנָה (’afunah), which occurs only here in the OT, is unclear. It may be an adverb meaning “very much” (BDB 67 s.v.), though some prefer to emend the text to אָפוּגָה (’afugah, “I am numb”) from the verb פוּג (pug; see Pss 38:8; 77:2).
3 tn Heb “passes over me.”