Psalm 88
Douay-Rheims Bible

I Have Cried Day and Night Before You

1{87:1}A canticle of a psalm for the sons of Core: unto the end, for Maheleth, to answer understanding of Eman the Ezrahite. [2] O Lord, the God of my salvation: I have cried in the day, and in the night before thee.

2{87:3}Let my prayer come in before thee: incline thy ear to my petition.

3{87:4}For my soul is filled with evils: and my life hath drawn nigh to hell.

4{87:5}I am counted among them that go down to the pit: I am become as a man without help,

5{87:6}Free among the dead. Like the slain sleeping in the sepulchres, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

6{87:7}They have laid me in the lower pit: in the dark places, and in the shadow of death.

7{87:8}Thy wrath is strong over me: and all thy waves thou hast brought in upon me.

8{87:9}Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: they have set me an abomination to themselves. I was delivered up, and came not forth:

9{87:10}My eyes languished through poverty. All the day I cried to thee, O Lord: I stretched out my hands to thee.

10{87:11}Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee?

11{87:12}Shall any one in the sepulchre declare thy mercy: and thy truth in destruction?

12{87:13}Shall thy wonders be known in the dark; and thy justice in the land of forgetfulness?

13{87:14}But I, O Lord, have cried to thee: and in the morning my prayer shall prevent thee.

14{87:15}Lord, why castest thou off my prayer: why turnest thou away thy face from me?

15{87:16}I am poor, and in labours from my youth: and being exalted have been humbled and troubled.

16{87:17}Thy wrath hath come upon me: and thy terrors have troubled me.

17{87:18}They have come round about me like water all the day: they have compassed me about together.

18{87:19}Friend and neighbour thou hast put far from me: and my acquaintance, because of misery.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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