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Psalm 88:9 ASV
Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction: I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah; I have spread forth my hands unto thee.
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Psalm 88:9 BBE
My eyes are wasting away because of my trouble: Lord, my cry has gone up to you every day, my hands are stretched out to you.
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Psalm 88:9 CEB
My eyes are tired of looking at my suffering. I've been calling out to you every day, LORD— I've had my hands outstretched to you!
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Psalm 88:9 CJB
my eyes grow dim from suffering. I call on you, ADONAI, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
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Psalm 88:9 RHE
(87-10) My eyes languished through poverty. All the day I cried to thee, O Lord: I stretched out my hands to thee.
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Psalm 88:9 ESV
my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon you, O LORD; I spread out my hands to you.
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Psalm 88:9 GW
My eyes grow weak because of my suffering. All day long I call out to you, O LORD. I stretch out my hands to you [in prayer].
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Psalm 88:9 GNT
my eyes are weak from suffering. Lord, every day I call to you and lift my hands to you in prayer.
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Psalm 88:9 HNV
My eyes are dim from grief. I have called on you daily, LORD. I have spread out my hands to you.
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Psalm 88:9 CSB
My eyes are worn out from crying. Lord, I cry out to You all day long; I spread out my hands to You.
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Psalm 88:9 KJV
Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
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Psalm 88:9 LEB
My eye languishes from misery. I call on you, O Yahweh, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
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Psalm 88:9 NAS
My eye has wasted away because of affliction; I have called upon You every day, O LORD ; I have spread out my hands to You.
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Psalm 88:9 NCV
My eyes are weak from crying. Lord, I have prayed to you every day; I have lifted my hands in prayer to you.
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Psalm 88:9 NIRV
I'm crying so much I can't see very well. Lord, I call out to you every day. I lift up my hands to you in prayer.
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Psalm 88:9 NIV
my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, O LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
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Psalm 88:9 NKJV
My eye wastes away because of affliction. Lord, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You.
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Psalm 88:9 NLT
My eyes are blinded by my tears. Each day I beg for your help, O LORD; I lift my pleading hands to you for mercy.
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Psalm 88:9 NRS
my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call on you, O Lord; I spread out my hands to you.
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Psalm 88:9 RSV
my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon thee, O LORD; I spread out my hands to thee.
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Psalm 88:9 DBY
Mine eye consumeth by reason of affliction. Upon thee, Jehovah, have I called every day; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
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Psalm 88:9 MSG
blinded by tears of pain and frustration. I call to you, God; all day I call. I wring my hands, I plead for help.
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Psalm 88:9 WBT
My eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands to thee.
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Psalm 88:9 TMB
mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction. LORD, I have called daily upon Thee; I have stretched out my hands unto Thee.
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Psalm 88:9 TNIV
my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
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Psalm 88:9 WEB
My eyes are dim from grief. I have called on you daily, Yahweh. I have spread out my hands to you.
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Psalm 88:9 WYC
mine eyes were sick for poverty [mine eyes (were) (en)feebled for mis-ease]. Lord, I cried to thee; all day I spreaded abroad mine hands to thee. (my eyes have been weakened from suffering. Lord, I cried to thee; and every day I spread abroad my hands to thee.)
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Psalm 88:9 YLT
Mine eye hath grieved because of affliction, I called Thee, O Jehovah, all the day, I have spread out unto Thee my hands.
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Psalms 88 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 88

The psalmist pours out his soul to God in lamentation. (1-9) He wrestles by faith, in his prayer to God for comfort. (10-18)

Verses 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.

Verses 10-18 Departed souls may declare God's faithfulness, justice, and lovingkindness; but deceased bodies can neither receive God's favours in comfort, nor return them in praise. The psalmist resolved to continue in prayer, and the more so, because deliverance did not come speedily. Though our prayers are not soon answered, yet we must not give over praying. The greater our troubles, the more earnest and serious we should be in prayer. Nothing grieves a child of God so much as losing sight of him; nor is there any thing he so much dreads as God's casting off his soul. If the sun be clouded, that darkens the earth; but if the sun should leave the earth, what a dungeon would it be! Even those designed for God's favours, may for a time suffer his terrors. See how deep those terrors wounded the psalmist. If friends are put far from us by providences, or death, we have reason to look upon it as affliction. Such was the calamitous state of a good man. But the pleas here used were peculiarly suited to Christ. And we are not to think that the holy Jesus suffered for us only at Gethsemane and on Calvary. His whole life was labour and sorrow; he was afflicted as never man was, from his youth up. He was prepared for that death of which he tasted through life. No man could share in the sufferings by which other men were to be redeemed. All forsook him, and fled. Oftentimes, blessed Jesus, do we forsake thee; but do not forsake us, O take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

Psalms 88 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 88

Psalms 88:1-18 . Upon Mahalath--either an instrument, as a lute, to be used as an accompaniment (Leannoth, "for singing") or, as others think, an or disease, for humbling," the idea of spiritual maladies being often represented by disease (compare Psalms 6:5 Psalms 6:6 , Psalms 22:14 Psalms 22:15 , &c.). On the other ( 1 Chronicles 6:18 1 Chronicles 6:33 , 15:17 ), of the family of Kohath. If the persons alluded to ( 1 Kings 4:31 , 1 Chronicles 2:6 ), they were probably adopted into the tribe of Judah. Though called a song, which usually implies joy ( Psalms 83:1 ), both the style and matter of the Psalm are very despondent; yet the appeals to God evince faith, and we may suppose that the word "song" might be extended to such compositions.

1, 2. Compare on the terms used, Psalms 22:2 , 31:2 .

3. grave--literally, "hell" ( Psalms 16:10 ), death in wide sense.

4. go . . . pit--of destruction ( Psalms 28:1 ).
as a man--literally, "a stout man," whose strength is utterly gone.

5. Free . . . dead--Cut off from God's care, as are the slain, who, falling under His wrath, are left, no longer sustained by His hand.

6. Similar figures for distress in Psalms 63:9 , 69:3 .

7. Compare Psalms 38:2 , on first, and Psalms 42:7 , on last clause.

8. Both cut off from sympathy and made hateful to friends ( Psalms 31:11 ).

9. Mine eye mourneth--literally, "decays," or fails, denoting exhaustion ( Psalms 6:7 , 31:9 ).
I . . . called--( Psalms 86:5 Psalms 86:7 ).
stretched out--for help ( Psalms 44:20 ).

10. shall the dead--the remains of ghosts.
arise--literally, "rise up," that is, as dead persons.

11, 12. amplify the foregoing, the whole purport (as Psalms 6:5 ) being to contrast death and life as seasons for praising God.

13. prevent--meet--that is, he will diligently come before God for help ( Psalms 18:41 ).

14. On the terms ( Psalms 27:9 , 74:1 , 77:7 ).

15. from . . . youth up--all my life.

16, 17. the extremes of anguish and despair are depicted.

18. into darkness--Better omit "into"--"mine acquaintances (are) darkness," the gloom of death, &c. ( Job 17:13 Job 17:14 ).