American Standard Version
Psalms, Chapter 88

   1: O Jehovah, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee.
   2: Let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my cry.
   3: For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.
   4: I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no help,
   5: Cast off among the dead, Like the slain that lie in the grave, Whom thou rememberest no more, And they are cut off from thy hand.
   6: Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the deeps.
   7: Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah
   8: Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
   9: Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction: I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah; I have spread forth my hands unto thee.
   10: Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall they that are decreased arise and praise thee? Selah
   11: Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?
   12: Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
   13: But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried; And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
   14: Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul? Why hidest thou thy face from me?
   15: I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
   16: Thy fierce wrath is gone over me; Thy terrors have cut me off.
   17: They came round about me like water all the day long; They compassed me about together.
   18: Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, And mine acquaintance into darkness.

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