||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 88 [Commentary] |
||A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, the God of my salvation,
I have cried out by day and in the night before You.
||Let my prayer come before You;
Incline Your ear to my cry!
||For my soul has had enough troubles,
And my life has drawn near to Sheol.
||I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit;
I have become like a man without strength,
||Forsaken among the dead,
Like the slain who lie in the grave,
Whom You remember no more,
And they are cut off from Your hand.
||You have put me in the lowest pit,
In dark places, in the depths.
||Your wrath has rested upon me,
And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah.
||You have removed my acquaintances far from me;
You have made me an object of loathing to them;
I am shut up and cannot go out.
||My eye has wasted away because of affliction;
I have called upon You every day, O LORD;
I have spread out my hands to You.
||Will You perform wonders for the dead?
Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah.
||Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave,
Your faithfulness in Abaddon?
||Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness?
And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
||But I, O LORD, have cried out to You for help,
And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
||O LORD, why do You reject my soul?
Why do You hide Your face from me?
||I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on;
I suffer Your terrors; I am overcome.
||Your burning anger has passed over me;
Your terrors have destroyed me.
||They have surrounded me like water all day long;
They have encompassed me altogether.
||You have removed lover and friend far from me;
My acquaintances are in darkness.
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