Psalms 88:4

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

Psalms 88:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 88:4

I am counted with them that go down into the pit
With the dead, with them that are worthy of death, with malefactors that are judicially put to death, and are not laid in a common grave, but put into a pit together: thus Christ was reckoned and accounted of by the Jews; the sanhedrim counted him worthy of death; and the common people cried out Crucify him; and they did crucify him between two malefactors; and so he was numbered or counted with transgressors, and as one of them, ( Isaiah 53:3 Isaiah 53:4 Isaiah 53:12 ) .

I am as a man that hath no strength;
for his "strength" was "dried up like a potsherd", ( Psalms 22:15 ) , though he was the mighty God, and, as man, was made strong by the Lord for himself.

Psalms 88:4 In-Context

2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;
3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:
5 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.
6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.