6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Other Translations of Psalm 88:6

New International Version

6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.

English Standard Version

6 You have put me in the depths of the pit, in the regions dark and deep.

The Message

6 You've dropped me into a bottomless pit, sunk me in a pitch-black abyss.

New King James Version

6 You have laid me in the lowest pit, In darkness, in the depths.

New Living Translation

6 You have thrown me into the lowest pit, into the darkest depths.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 88:6

Commentary on Psalm 88:1-9

(Read Psalm 88:1-9)

The first words of the psalmist are the only words of comfort and support in this psalm. Thus greatly may good men be afflicted, and such dismal thoughts may they have about their afflictions, and such dark conclusion may they make about their end, through the power of melancholy and the weakness of faith. He complained most of God's displeasure. Even the children of God's love may sometimes think themselves children of wrath and no outward trouble can be so hard upon them as that. Probably the psalmist described his own case, yet he leads to Christ. Thus are we called to look unto Jesus, wounded and bruised for our iniquities. But the wrath of God poured the greatest bitterness into his cup. This weighed him down into darkness and the deep.