Psalm 88
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1A 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:1O LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you.
2Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;2Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!
3For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.3For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.
4I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:4I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength,
5Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.5like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand.
6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.6You have put me in the depths of the pit, in the regions dark and deep.
7Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.7Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves. Selah
8Thou 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.8You have caused my companions to shun me; you have made me a horror to them. I am shut in so that I cannot escape;
9Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.9my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon you, O LORD; I spread out my hands to you.
10Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.10Do you work wonders for the dead? Do the departed rise up to praise you? Selah
11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?11Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon?
12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?12Are your wonders known in the darkness, or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
13But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.13But I, O LORD, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?14O LORD, why do you cast my soul away? Why do you hide your face from me?
15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.15Afflicted and close to death from my youth up, I suffer your terrors; I am helpless.
16Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.16Your wrath has swept over me; your dreadful assaults destroy me.
17They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.17They surround me like a flood all day long; they close in on me together.
18Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.18You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me; my companions have become darkness.
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Psalm 87
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