Psalms 88:1 ←
Yahweh, 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, Yahweh. I have spread out my hands to you.
Psalms 88:10 ←
Do you show wonders to the dead? Do the departed spirits 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, Yahweh, I have cried. In the morning, my prayer comes before you.
Psalms 88:14 ←
Yahweh, 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.