Psalm 88:8
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New International Version
You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;

King James Bible
Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

World English Bible
You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me, Thou hast made me an abomination to them, Shut up -- I go not forth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou hast made me an abonmination - This verse has been supposed to express the state of a leper, who, because of the infectious nature of his disease, is separated from his family - is abominable to all, and at last shut up in a separate house, whence he does not come out to mingle with society.

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Psalm 88:18 Lover and friend have you put far from me, and my acquaintance into darkness.

Psalm 31:11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance...

Psalm 143:4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

1 Samuel 23:18-20 And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David stayed in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house...

Job 19:13-19 He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly estranged from me...

John 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it...

made

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors...

Isaiah 63:3 I have trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in my anger...

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

Matthew 27:21-25 The governor answered and said to them, Whether of the two will you that I release to you? They said, Barabbas...

John 15:23,24 He that hates me hates my Father also...

I am shut

Job 12:14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up a man, and there can be no opening.

Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Lamentations 3:7-9 He has hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he has made my chain heavy...

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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 3:23
Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

Job 19:13
"He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.

Job 19:19
All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me.

Job 30:10
They detest me and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.

Psalm 31:11
Because of all my enemies, I am the utter contempt of my neighbors and an object of dread to my closest friends-- those who see me on the street flee from me.

Psalm 88:18
You have taken from me friend and neighbor-- darkness is my closest friend.

Psalm 142:4
Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.

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