PSALM 88:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.”

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Psalm 88:3 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
my soul נַפְשִׁ֑י Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) soul
is full שָֽׂבְעָ֣ה To sate, i.e., fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively) full
of troubles: בְרָע֣וֹת Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) troubles
and my life וְחַיַּ֗י Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively life
draweth nigh הִגִּֽיעוּ׃ Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) draweth nigh
unto the grave. לִשְׁא֥וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave

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  • 1  O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

  • 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.



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