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Psalms 88

Book of Psalms - Chapter 88

Psalms 88:1

the LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.

Psalms 88:2

Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry.

Psalms 88:3

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

Psalms 88:4

I am counted among those who go down into the pit. I am like a man who has no help,

Psalms 88:5

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.

Psalms 88:6

You have laid me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.

Psalms 88:7

Your wrath lies heavily on me. You have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah.

Psalms 88:8

You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape.

Psalms 88:9

My eyes are dim from grief. I have called on you daily, the LORD. I have spread out my hands to you.

Psalms 88:10

Do you show wonders to the dead? Do the dead rise up and praise you? Selah.

Psalms 88:11

Is your loving kindness declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in Destruction?

Psalms 88:12

Are your wonders made known in the dark? Or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Psalms 88:13

But to you, the LORD, I have cried. In the morning, my prayer comes before you.

Psalms 88:14

the LORD, why do you reject my soul? Why do you hide your face from me?

Psalms 88:15

I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up. While I suffer your terrors, I am distracted.

Psalms 88:16

Your fierce wrath has gone over me. Your terrors have cut me off.

Psalms 88:17

They came around me like water all day long. They completely engulfed me.

Psalms 88:18

You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness. A contemplation by Ethan, the Ezrahite.