Psalm 88:4
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I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength.

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

Darby Bible Translation
I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength:

World English Bible
I am counted among those who go down into the pit. I am like a man who has no help,

Young's Literal Translation
I have been reckoned with those going down to the pit, I have been as a man without strength.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am counted with them, etc. - I am as good as dead; nearly destitute of life and hope.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 28:1 To you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 30:9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? shall it declare your truth?

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Job 17:1 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

Isaiah 38:17,18 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption...

Ezekiel 26:20 When I shall bring you down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time...

Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever...

2 Corinthians 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead:

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Psalm 31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

Psalm 109:22-24 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me...

Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him...

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Out of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night unto Thee. Oh! let my prayer enter into Thy presence. For my soul is full of trouble and my life draweth nigh unto Hell. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in a place of darkness, and in the deep.--Ps. lxxxviii. 1, 2. If I go down to Hell, Thou art there also. Yea, the darkness is no darkness with Thee; but the night is as clear as the day.--Ps. cxxxix. 7, 11. I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my calling.
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

Our Status.
"And he believed in the Lord: and he counted it to him for righteousness." --Gen. xv. 6. The right touches a man's status. So long as the law has not proven him guilty, has not convicted and sentenced him, his legal status is that of a free and law-abiding citizen. But as soon as his guilt is proven in court and the jury has convicted him, he passes from that into the status of the bound and law-breaking citizen. The same applies to our relation to God. Our status before God is that either of the
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Sense in Which, and End for which all Things were Delivered to the Incarnate Son.
For whereas man sinned, and is fallen, and by his fall all things are in confusion: death prevailed from Adam to Moses (cf. Rom. v. 14), the earth was cursed, Hades was opened, Paradise shut, Heaven offended, man, lastly, corrupted and brutalised (cf. Ps. xlix. 12), while the devil was exulting against us;--then God, in His loving-kindness, not willing man made in His own image to perish, said, Whom shall I send, and who will go?' (Isa. vi. 8). But while all held their peace, the Son [441] said,
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

Of Faith. The Definition of It. Its Peculiar Properties.
1. A brief recapitulation of the leading points of the whole discussion. The scope of this chapter. The necessity of the doctrine of faith. This doctrine obscured by the Schoolmen, who make God the object of faith, without referring to Christ. The Schoolmen refuted by various passages. 2. The dogma of implicit faith refuted. It destroys faith, which consists in a knowledge of the divine will. What this will is, and how necessary the knowledge of it. 3. Many things are and will continue to be implicitly
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Job 17:1
My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.

Job 29:12
because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them.

Psalm 22:11
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

Psalm 28:1
Of David. To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.

Psalm 143:7
Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.

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