Psalms 88

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.

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