Psalm 88:3
New International Version
I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.

New Living Translation
For my life is full of troubles, and death draws near.

English Standard Version
For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.

Berean Study Bible
For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.

New American Standard Bible
For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.

King James Bible
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

Christian Standard Bible
For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol.

Contemporary English Version
I am deeply troubled and close to death;

Good News Translation
So many troubles have fallen on me that I am close to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol.

International Standard Version
For my life is filled with troubles as I approach Sheol.

NET Bible
For my life is filled with troubles and I am ready to enter Sheol.

New Heart English Bible
For my soul is full of troubles. My life draws near to Sheol.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because my soul has been filled with evils and my life has arrived at Sheol!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My soul is filled with troubles, and my life comes closer to the grave.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For my soul is sated with troubles, And my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

New American Standard 1977
For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near unto Sheol.

King James 2000 Bible
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near unto the grave.

American King James Version
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave.

American Standard Version
For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For my soul is filled with troubles, and my life has drawn nigh to Hades.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my soul is filled with evils: and my life hath drawn nigh to hell.

Darby Bible Translation
For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh to Sheol.

English Revised Version
For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh to the grave.

World English Bible
For my soul is full of troubles. My life draws near to Sheol.

Young's Literal Translation
For my soul hath been full of evils, And my life hath come to Sheol.
Study Bible
Day and Night I Cry Out Before You
2May my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry. 3For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. 4I am counted among those descending to the Pit. I am like a man without strength.…
Cross References
Job 17:1
My spirit is broken; my days are extinguished; the grave awaits me.

Psalm 6:3
My soul is deeply distressed. How long, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 107:18
They loathed all food and drew near to the gates of death.

Psalm 107:26
They mounted up to the heavens, they sunk to the depths; their courage melted in their anguish.

Psalm 116:3
The ropes of death entangled me, and the anguish of Sheol overcame me; I was confronted by trouble and sorrow.

Psalm 141:7
As when one plows and breaks up the soil, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

Treasury of Scripture

For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave.

soul

Psalm 88:14,15
LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me? …

Psalm 22:11-21
Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help…

Psalm 69:17-21
And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily…

life

Psalm 107:18
Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

Job 33:22
Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

my soul
נַפְשִׁ֑י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

is full
שָֽׂבְעָ֣ה (śā·ḇə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

of troubles,
בְרָע֣וֹת (ḇə·rā·‘ō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and my life
וְחַיַּ֗י (wə·ḥay·yay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

draws near
הִגִּֽיעוּ׃ (hig·gî·‘ū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

to Sheol.
לִשְׁא֥וֹל (liš·’ō·wl)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)
(3) Grave.--Sheol. Here, as in Psalm 6:4-5; Psalm 33:19; Isaiah 38:10-11, there comes into prominence the thought that death severs the covenant relation with God, and so presents an irresistible reason why prayer should be heard now before it is too late.

Verse 3. - For my soul is full of troubles (see Job 10:15). And my life draweth nigh unto the grave; literally, unto Sheol - the place of departed spirits (comp. Job 10:21, 22). 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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