World English Bible
Psalms, Chapter 88

   1: (A Song. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "The Suffering of Affliction." A contemplation by Heman, the Ezrahite.) Yahweh, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.
   2: Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry.
   3: For my soul is full of troubles. My life draws near to Sheol.
   4: I am counted among those who go down into the pit. I am like a man who has no help,
   5: Set apart among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom you remember no more. They are cut off from your hand.
   6: You have laid me in the lowest pit, In the darkest depths.
   7: Your wrath lies heavily on me. You have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah.
   8: You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape.
   9: My eyes are dim from grief. I have called on you daily, Yahweh. I have spread out my hands to you.
   10: Do you show wonders to the dead? Do the dead rise up and praise you? Selah.
   11: Is your lovingkindness declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in Destruction?
   12: Are your wonders made known in the dark? Or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
   13: But to you, Yahweh, I have cried. In the morning, my prayer comes before you.
   14: Yahweh, why do you reject my soul? Why do you hide your face from me?
   15: I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up. While I suffer your terrors, I am distracted.
   16: Your fierce wrath has gone over me. Your terrors have cut me off.
   17: They came around me like water all day long. They completely engulfed me.
   18: You have put lover and friend far from me, And my friends into darkness.


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