Psalm 88:3
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New Living Translation
For my life is full of troubles, and death draws near.

King James Bible
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

Darby Bible Translation
For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh to Sheol.

World English Bible
For my soul is full of troubles. My life draws near to Sheol.

Young's Literal Translation
For my soul hath been full of evils, And my life hath come to Sheol.

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How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The sixth case, that we shall speak a little to, is a deadness, occasioned by the Lord's hiding of himself, who is their life, and "the fountain of life," Ps. xxxvi. 9, and "whose loving-kindness is better than life," Ps. lxiii. 3, and "in whose favour is their life," Ps. xxx. 5. A case, which the frequent complaints of the saints manifest to be rife enough, concerning which we shall, 1. Shew some of the consequences of the Lord's hiding his face, whereby the soul's case will appear. 2. Shew the
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
To Rainald, Abbot of Foigny Bernard declares to him how little he loves praise; that the yoke of Christ is light; that he declines the name of father, and is content with that of brother. 1. In the first place, do not wonder if titles of honour affright me, when I feel myself so unworthy of the honours themselves; and if it is fitting that you should give them to me, it is not expedient for me to accept them. For if you think that you ought to observe that saying, In honour preferring one another
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

The Wrath of God
What does every sin deserve? God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and in that which is to come. Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire.' Matt 25: 41. Man having sinned, is like a favourite turned out of the king's favour, and deserves the wrath and curse of God. He deserves God's curse. Gal 3: 10. As when Christ cursed the fig-tree, it withered; so, when God curses any, he withers in his soul. Matt 21: 19. God's curse blasts wherever it comes. He deserves also God's wrath, which is
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Job 17:1
"My spirit is crushed, and my life is nearly snuffed out. The grave is ready to receive me.

Psalm 6:3
I am sick at heart. How long, O LORD, until you restore me?

Psalm 107:18
They couldn't stand the thought of food, and they were knocking on death's door.

Psalm 107:26
Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror.

Psalm 116:3
Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.

Psalm 141:7
Like rocks brought up by a plow, the bones of the wicked will lie scattered without burial.

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