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Psalms 88

Overview

Psalms 88:1, A prayer containing a grievous complaint.

Mahalath. Psalms 53:1 *title

Verse 1

Maschil: etc. or, A Psalm of Heman the Ezrahite, giving instruction, Supposed to have been written by Heman, son of Zerah, and grandson of Judah, on the oppression of the Hebrews in Egypt.

Heman: 1 Kings 4:31, 1 Chronicles 2:6

Lord: Psalms 27:1, Psalms 27:9, Psalms 51:14, Psalms 62:7, Psalms 65:5, Psalms 68:19, Psalms 79:9, Psalms 140:7, Genesis 49:18, Isaiah 12:2, Luke 1:47, Luke 2:30, Titus 2:10, Titus 2:13, Titus 3:4-7

I have: Psalms 22:2, Psalms 86:3, Nehemiah 1:6, Isaiah 62:6, Luke 2:37, Luke 18:7, 1 Thessalonians 3:10, 2 Timothy 1:3

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:32 - all the 1 Kings 8:28 - hearken 1 Chronicles 6:33 - Heman 1 Chronicles 25:4 - Heman 2 Chronicles 5:12 - Asaph 2 Chronicles 6:40 - my God Psalms 1:2 - day Psalms 24:5 - God Psalms 25:5 - God Psalms 42:6 - my God Psalms 77:2 - In the Psalms 88:9 - called Psalms 116:2 - therefore Jonah 2:2 - out Matthew 26:38 - My Matthew 26:42 - the second Mark 14:32 - while Luke 22:44 - being Acts 10:2 - and prayed Romans 8:26 - with 1 Thessalonians 2:9 - night Hebrews 5:7 - when 1 Peter 1:11 - the sufferings

Verse 2

Psalms 79:11, Psalms 141:1, Psalms 141:2, 1 Kings 8:31, Lamentations 3:8

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:28 - hearken Psalms 102:2 - incline Matthew 26:42 - the second

Verse 3

soul: Psalms 88:14, Psalms 88:15, Psalms 22:11-21, Psalms 69:17-21, Psalms 77:2, Psalms 143:3, Psalms 143:4, Job 6:2-4, Isaiah 53:3, Isaiah 53:10, Isaiah 53:11, Lamentations 3:15-19, Matthew 26:37-39, Mark 14:33, Mark 14:34

life: Psalms 107:18, Job 33:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:29 - And if Job 13:26 - writest Job 17:1 - the graves Psalms 18:5 - The sorrows Psalms 31:9 - my soul Psalms 55:4 - My Psalms 77:3 - I complained Psalms 119:143 - Trouble Ezekiel 26:20 - in places John 12:27 - is

Verse 4

counted: Psalms 28:1, Psalms 30:9, Psalms 143:7, Job 17:1, Isaiah 38:17, Isaiah 38:18, Ezekiel 26:20, Jonah 2:6, 2 Corinthians 1:9

as a man: Psalms 31:12, Psalms 109:22-24, Romans 5:6, 2 Corinthians 13:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:29 - And if Numbers 12:12 - as one dead Job 17:16 - the bars of the pit Psalms 69:15 - pit Psalms 142:7 - my soul Psalms 143:3 - made me Ezekiel 28:8 - shall bring Luke 10:30 - wounded

Verse 5

Free: Isaiah 14:9-12, Isaiah 38:10-12, Ezekiel 32:18-32

whom: Psalms 136:23, Genesis 8:1, Genesis 19:29

cut: Psalms 88:16, Psalms 31:22, Job 6:9, Job 11:10, Isaiah 53:8

from thy hand: or, by thy hand

Reciprocal: Numbers 12:12 - as one dead Psalms 31:12 - forgotten Psalms 88:12 - in the land Lamentations 3:6 - in dark Ezekiel 28:8 - shall bring Jonah 2:3 - thou Romans 7:24 - the body of this

Verse 6

lowest: Psalms 40:2, Psalms 86:13, Deuteronomy 32:22

darkness: Psalms 143:3, Proverbs 4:19, Lamentations 3:2, John 12:46, Jude 1:6, Jude 1:13

deeps: Psalms 69:15, Psalms 130:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:24 - the pit Job 10:21 - the land Psalms 69:2 - deep waters Psalms 71:20 - which Psalms 116:3 - sorrows Lamentations 3:6 - in dark

Verse 7

Thy wrath: Psalms 38:1, Psalms 90:7, Psalms 102:10, Job 6:4, Job 10:16, John 3:36, Romans 2:5-9, 1 Peter 2:24, Revelation 6:16, Revelation 6:17

with: Psalms 42:7, Jonah 2:3

Reciprocal: Job 9:18 - will not Psalms 69:2 - deep waters Psalms 116:3 - sorrows Psalms 130:1 - Out of Lamentations 3:1 - the man Mark 14:50 - General

Verse 8

put: Psalms 88:18, Psalms 31:11, Psalms 143:4, 1 Samuel 23:18-20, Job 19:13-19, John 11:57

made: Isaiah 49:7, Isaiah 63:3, Zechariah 11:8, Matthew 27:21-25, John 15:23, John 15:24

I am shut: Job 12:14, Job 19:8, Lamentations 3:7-9

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:24 - the pit Job 30:10 - abhor me Psalms 22:6 - a reproach Psalms 31:8 - shut me Psalms 142:4 - but there was Proverbs 19:7 - the brethren Mark 14:50 - General

Verse 9

Mine: Psalms 38:10, Psalms 42:3, Psalms 102:9, Job 16:20, Job 17:7, Lamentations 3:48, Lamentations 3:49, John 11:35

called: Psalms 88:1, Psalms 55:17, Psalms 86:3

stretched: Psalms 44:20, Psalms 68:31, Psalms 143:6, Ezekiel 17:11, Job 11:13

Reciprocal: Psalms 6:6 - I am Psalms 6:7 - Mine Psalms 31:9 - mine Psalms 38:6 - mourning Psalms 42:9 - why go Song of Solomon 5:6 - I sought

Verse 10

Wilt thou: The interrogations in these verses imply the strongest negations. Psalms 6:5, Psalms 30:9, Psalms 115:17, Psalms 118:17, Isaiah 38:18, Isaiah 38:19, Mark 5:35, Mark 5:36

shall: Job 14:7-12, Isaiah 26:19, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Luke 7:12-16, 1 Corinthians 15:52-57

Reciprocal: Job 26:6 - destruction Psalms 143:7 - unto them Ecclesiastes 9:5 - the dead Ecclesiastes 9:10 - for John 4:49 - come

Verse 11

in destruction: Psalms 55:23, Psalms 73:18, Job 21:30, Job 26:6, Proverbs 15:11, Matthew 7:13, Romans 9:22, 2 Peter 2:1

Reciprocal: Job 10:21 - the land Job 35:15 - in great Psalms 143:7 - unto them Ecclesiastes 9:5 - the dead Isaiah 38:18 - the grave

Verse 12

dark: Psalms 143:3, Job 10:21, Job 10:22, Isaiah 8:22, Matthew 8:12, Jude 1:13

in the land: Psalms 88:5, Psalms 31:12, Ecclesiastes 2:16, Ecclesiastes 8:10, Ecclesiastes 9:5

Verse 13

and in: Psalms 5:3, Psalms 119:147, Psalms 119:148, Mark 1:35

prevent thee: "Come before thee." See note on Psalms 21:3.

Reciprocal: Job 19:10 - destroyed Lamentations 3:56 - hide 1 Thessalonians 4:15 - prevent

Verse 14

Lord: Psalms 43:2, Psalms 77:7-9, Matthew 27:46

hidest: Psalms 13:1, Psalms 44:24, Psalms 69:17, Job 13:24

Reciprocal: Psalms 10:1 - hidest Psalms 44:9 - General Psalms 44:23 - cast Psalms 88:3 - soul Psalms 89:46 - wilt Psalms 102:2 - Hide Proverbs 18:14 - but Lamentations 3:56 - hide Matthew 26:38 - My Mark 14:33 - and began

Verse 15

afflicted: Psalms 73:14, Job 17:1, Job 17:11-16, Isaiah 53:3

while: Psalms 22:14, Psalms 22:15, Job 6:4, Job 7:11-16, Isaiah 53:10, Zechariah 13:7, Luke 22:44

Reciprocal: Ruth 1:20 - dealt Job 9:18 - will not Job 9:28 - afraid Job 16:6 - my grief Job 20:25 - terrors Job 21:6 - Even when Job 30:15 - Terrors Psalms 18:5 - The sorrows Psalms 25:16 - for I Psalms 31:10 - my life Psalms 38:1 - rebuke Psalms 42:7 - all thy Psalms 55:5 - horror Psalms 88:3 - soul Psalms 109:22 - and my Isaiah 51:20 - full Jeremiah 17:17 - a terror Lamentations 3:1 - the man 2 Corinthians 5:11 - the terror 1 John 4:18 - fear hath

Verse 16

fierce: Psalms 38:1, Psalms 38:2, Psalms 89:46, Psalms 90:7, Psalms 90:11, Psalms 102:10, Isaiah 53:4-6, Romans 8:32, Galatians 3:13, Revelation 6:17

cut me: Isaiah 53:8, Daniel 9:26

Reciprocal: Job 6:4 - the terrors Job 9:28 - afraid Job 23:16 - Almighty Job 33:7 - my terror Psalms 31:22 - I am Psalms 55:5 - horror Psalms 88:5 - cut Psalms 109:22 - and my Isaiah 51:20 - full Jeremiah 17:17 - a terror Lamentations 3:1 - the man 2 Corinthians 5:11 - the terror 1 John 4:18 - fear hath

Verse 17

They: Psalms 22:16, Psalms 42:7, Psalms 69:1, Psalms 69:2, Psalms 116:3, Job 16:12, Job 16:13, Job 30:14, Job 30:15, Lamentations 3:5-7, Matthew 27:39-44

daily: or, all the day

Reciprocal: Psalms 109:3 - compassed Psalms 118:11 - General Hosea 5:10 - like

Verse 18

Lover: Psalms 88:8, Psalms 31:11, Psalms 38:11, Job 19:12-15

mine acquaintance: A figurative expression to denote that he now never saw them.

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 16:3 - where is Job 6:15 - My brethren Job 19:13 - put my brethren Psalms 142:4 - but there was Proverbs 19:7 - the brethren Isaiah 51:18 - none Matthew 26:31 - and the Mark 14:50 - General Luke 23:49 - acquaintance

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 88". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-88.html.