3 I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.
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4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength.
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5 I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care.
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6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
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7 Your wrath lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.a
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    • Ň 88:7 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.
      8 You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;
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      9 my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
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      10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
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      11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destructionb ?
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        • ň 88:11 - Hebrew "Abaddon"
          12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
          13 But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
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          14 Why, LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
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          15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
          16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
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          17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
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          18 You have taken from me friend and neighbor— darkness is my closest friend.
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