Psalm 88
Wesley's Notes on the Bible
Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:
88:4 Counted - l am given up by my friends for a lost man.
Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
88:5 Free - Well nigh discharged from the warfare of the present life, and entered as a member into the society of the dead. Whom - Thou seemest to neglect and bury in oblivion.
Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
88:7 Waves - With they judgments, breaking in furiously upon me like the waves of the sea.
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.
Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
88:10 Wonders - In raising them to life. To praise thee - In this world?
Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
88:12 Forgetfulness - In the grave, where men are forgotten by their nearest relations.
But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.
88:13 Prevent - Come to thee before the dawning of the day, or the rising of the sun.
LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?
I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
88:17 Water - As the waters of the sea encompass him who is in the midst of it.
Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.
Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible by John Wesley [1754-65]

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