Psalm 88:1-6 CSB

A Cry of Desperation

A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.

1 Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out before You day and night.

References for Psalms 88:1

      2 May my prayer reach Your presence; listen to my cry.
      3 For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol.
      4 I am counted among those going down to the Pit.a I am like a man without strength,

      References for Psalms 88:4

        • c 88:4 - Ps 28:1; 143:7; Isa 38:18
          5 abandonedb among the dead. I am like the slain lying in the grave,c whom You no longer remember, and who are cut off from Your care.d

          References for Psalms 88:5

            • d 88:5 - Or set free
            • e 88:5 - Ezk 32:20-32
            • f 88:5 - Or hand
              6 You have put me in the lowest part of the Pit,e in the darkest places, in the depths.

              References for Psalms 88:6

                • g 88:6 - Ps 86:13; Lm 3:55; Ezk 26:20