Psalm 88:4
New International Version
I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength.

New Living Translation
I am as good as dead, like a strong man with no strength left.

English Standard Version
I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength,

Berean Study Bible
I am counted among those descending to the pit. I am like a man without strength.

New American Standard Bible
I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,

King James Bible
I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

Christian Standard Bible
I am counted among those going down to the Pit. I am like a man without strength,

Contemporary English Version
I am as good as dead and completely helpless.

Good News Translation
I am like all others who are about to die; all my strength is gone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am counted among those going down to the Pit. I am like a man without strength,

International Standard Version
I am considered as one of those descending into the Pit, like a mighty man without strength,

NET Bible
They treat me like those who descend into the grave. I am like a helpless man,

New Heart English Bible
I am counted among those who go down into the pit. I am like a man who has no help,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am counted with those who descend to the pit and I have been like a man who has no helper!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am numbered with those who go into the pit. I am like a man without any strength-

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am become as a man that hath no help;

New American Standard 1977
I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am counted with those that go down into the pit; I am as a man that has no strength:

King James 2000 Bible
I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that has no strength:

American King James Version
I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that has no strength:

American Standard Version
I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no help,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have been reckoned with them that go down to the pit; I became as a man without help;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am counted among them that go down to the pit: I am become as a man without help,

Darby Bible Translation
I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength:

English Revised Version
I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no help:

Webster's Bible Translation
I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

World English Bible
I am counted among those who go down into the pit. I am like a man who has no help,

Young's Literal Translation
I have been reckoned with those going down to the pit, I have been as a man without strength.
Study Bible
Day and Night I Cry Out Before You
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. 5I am forsaken among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom You remember no more, who are cut off from Your care.…
Cross References
Job 17:1
My spirit is broken; my days are extinguished; the grave awaits me.

Job 29:12
because I rescued the poor who cried out and the fatherless who had no helper.

Psalm 22:11
Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

Psalm 28:1
To you, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my rock. For if You remain silent, I will be like those descending to the Pit.

Psalm 143:7
Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the Pit.

Treasury of Scripture

I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that has no strength:

counted

Psalm 28:1
A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 30:9
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

Psalm 143:7
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

as a man

Psalm 31:12
I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

Psalm 109:22-24
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me…

Romans 5:6
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.







Lexicon
I am counted
נֶ֭חְשַׁבְתִּי (neḥ·šaḇ·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

among
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

those descending
י֣וֹרְדֵי (yō·wr·ḏê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to the pit.
ב֑וֹר (ḇō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 953: A pit, cistern, well

I am
הָ֝יִ֗יתִי (hā·yî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like a man
כְּגֶ֣בֶר (kə·ḡe·ḇer)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

without
אֵֽין־ (’ên-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

strength.
אֱיָֽל׃ (’ĕ·yāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 353: Strength
(4) As a man . . .--Rather, like a hero whose strength is gone.

Verse 4. - I am counted with them that go down into the pit; i.e. "to the grave." I am reckoned as one just about to die. I am as a man that hath no strength. All my strength is departed from me; I am utterly feeble and weak - a mere shadow of my former self. Physical weakness, something like paralysis, seems to be meant. 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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