Psalm 88:8
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New International Version
You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;

New Living Translation
You have driven my friends away by making me repulsive to them. I am in a trap with no way of escape.

English Standard Version
You have caused my companions to shun me; you have made me a horror to them. I am shut in so that I cannot escape;

New American Standard Bible
You have removed my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an object of loathing to them; I am shut up and cannot go out.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have distanced my friends from me; You have made me repulsive to them. I am shut in and cannot go out.

International Standard Version
You caused my acquaintances to shun me; you make me extremely abhorrent to them. Restrained, I am unable to go out.

NET Bible
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.

New Heart English Bible
You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have removed my acquaintances from me and you have made me unclean to them; I am prohibited that I may not come out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have taken my friends far away from me. You made me disgusting to them. I'm shut in, and I can't get out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them; I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

New American Standard 1977
Thou hast removed my acquaintances far from me;
            Thou hast made me an object of loathing to them;
            I am shut up and cannot go out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast put away mine acquaintances far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them; I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

King James 2000 Bible
You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

American King James Version
You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination to them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

American Standard Version
Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: they have set me an abomination to themselves. I was delivered up, and came not forth:

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

English Revised Version
Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination to them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

World English Bible
You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me, Thou hast made me an abomination to them, Shut up -- I go not forth.
Study Bible
I have Cried Day and Night Before You
7Your wrath has rested upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah. 8You have removed my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an object of loathing to them; I am shut up and cannot go out. 9My eye has wasted away because of affliction; I have called upon You every day, O LORD; I have spread out my hands to You.…
Cross References
Job 3:23
"Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?

Job 19:13
"He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.

Job 19:19
"All my associates abhor me, And those I love have turned against me.

Job 30:10
"They abhor me and stand aloof from me, And they do not refrain from spitting at my face.

Psalm 31:11
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.

Psalm 88:18
You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are in darkness.

Psalm 142:4
Look to the right and see; For there is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.

Psalm 142:7
"Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name; The righteous will surround me, For You will deal bountifully with me."

Jeremiah 32:2
Now at that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard, which was in the house of the king of Judah,

Jeremiah 36:5
Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, "I am restricted; I cannot go into the house of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination to them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

put

Psalm 88:18 Lover and friend have you put far from me, and my acquaintance into darkness.

Psalm 31:11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, …

Psalm 143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

1 Samuel 23:18-20 And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David stayed in …

Job 19:13-19 He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly …

John 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, …

made

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

Isaiah 63:3 I have trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was …

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

Matthew 27:21-25 The governor answered and said to them, Whether of the two will you …

John 15:23,24 He that hates me hates my Father also…

I am shut

Job 12:14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up …

Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Lamentations 3:7-9 He has hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he has made my chain heavy…

(8) I am shut up.--Not necessarily an actual imprisonment or incarceration on account of leprosy, but another figurative way of describing great trouble. Job 19:8 seems to have been before the poet.

Verse 8. - Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me. Compare the similar complaint of Job (Job 19:13, 14); and see also Psalm 31:11; and infra, ver. 18. Thou hast made me an abomination unto them. So Job (Job 9:31; Job 19:19; Job 30:10). It may be suspected that the psalmist's affliction was of a kind which made him "unclean." I am shut up. Not in prison, as Jeremiah (Jeremiah 32:2; Jeremiah 33:1; Jeremiah 36:5), but probably as unclean, or as suspected of Being unclean (see Leviticus 13:4-33). And I cannot come forth. I am not allowed to quit my chamber. Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me,.... His familiar friends, who were well known to him, and he to them: it is a mercy and privilege to have good acquaintance, and hearty faithful friends, to converse and advise with, whether about things civil or religious; and it is an affliction to be deprived of them; and oftentimes in distress and adversity they drop and fail, which is an additional trouble: this was the ease of Job and of David, Job 19:13 and here of Heman, who attributes it to God, as done by him; as also Job does, in the place referred to; for as it is the Lord that gives favour in the sight of men, he can take it away when he pleases: this is true of Christ, and the like is said of him, Psalm 69:8, and by his "acquaintance", familiars, and friends, may be meant his apostles, who, upon his being apprehended, forsook him, and fled; who, though they were not all alienated in their affections, yet stood at a distance from him; Peter, though he followed him, it was afar off, and at last he denied him; and others of acquaintance and intimates stood afar off, beholding was done to him on the cross; and his familiar friend, Judas, lifted up his heel against him, and basely betrayed him, Matthew 26:50,

thou hast made me an abomination unto them; to some of them, as to Judas, and to many that hosanna'd him into Jerusalem, and within a few days cried "Crucify him, crucify him", Matthew 21:9 compare with this Isaiah 53:3.

I am shut up, and I cannot come forth; the Targum renders it,

"shut up in the house of prison,''

in a prison; and so some literally understand it of the author of the psalm being in a prison, or dungeon, in the time of the captivity: but it is rather to be understood of some bodily disease, by which he was detained a prisoner at home, and of his being bound in fetters, and held in the cords of affliction; which was as a prison to him, and in which when the Lord "shuts up a man, there can be no opening", Job 36:8, or else of soul troubles, being in great darkness and desertion; so that his soul was as in a prison, and could not come forth in the free exercise of grace, and needed the free Spirit of God to set him at liberty; see Psalm 142:7, this may be applied to Christ, when in the hands of Judas, and the hand of soldiers with him, who took him, and bound him, and led him to the high priest; and when he was encompassed with bulls of Bashan, and enclosed by the assembly of the wicked, as he hung on the cross, Psalm 22:12. 8. Both cut off from sympathy and made hateful to friends (Ps 31:11).88:1-9 The first words of the psalmist are the only words of comfort and support in this psalm. Thus greatly may good men be afflicted, and such dismal thoughts may they have about their afflictions, and such dark conclusion may they make about their end, through the power of melancholy and the weakness of faith. He complained most of God's displeasure. Even the children of God's love may sometimes think themselves children of wrath and no outward trouble can be so hard upon them as that. Probably the psalmist described his own case, yet he leads to Christ. Thus are we called to look unto Jesus, wounded and bruised for our iniquities. But the wrath of God poured the greatest bitterness into his cup. This weighed him down into darkness and the deep.
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