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Chapter
Psalms 88

Book of Psalms - Chapter 88

Psalms 88:1

A Song [or] Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day [and] night before thee:

Psalms 88:2

Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

Psalms 88:3

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

Psalms 88:4

I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man [that hath] no strength:

Psalms 88:5

Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

Psalms 88:6

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

Psalms 88:7

Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with all thy waves. Selah.

Psalms 88:8

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.

Psalms 88:9

Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Psalms 88:10

Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise [and] praise thee? Selah.

Psalms 88:11

Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? [or] thy faithfulness in destruction?

Psalms 88:12

Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Psalms 88:13

But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

Psalms 88:14

LORD, why castest thou off my soul? [why] hidest thou thy face from me?

Psalms 88:15

I [am] afflicted and ready to die from [my] youth up: [while] I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

Psalms 88:16

Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

Psalms 88:17

They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

Psalms 88:18

Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, [and] mine acquaintance into darkness.