O Yahweh, God of my salvation, I cry out by day [and] through the night before you.
References for Psalms 88:1
Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry.
For my soul is full with troubles, and my life approaches Sheol.
I am reckoned with [those] descending to [the] pit. I am like a man without strength,
References for Psalms 88:4
set free among the dead, like [the] slain lying in [the] grave, whom you no longer remember, even those cut off from your hand.
References for Psalms 88:5
You have set me in [the] pit below, in dark places, in [the] depths.
Your wrath presses upon me, and you afflict [me with] all your waves. Selah
You have removed my acquaintances far from me. You have made me detestable to them. [I am] confined and cannot go out.
References for Psalms 88:8
My eye languishes from misery. I call on you, O Yahweh, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
References for Psalms 88:9
Do you work wonders for the dead? Or do [the] departed spirits rise up [to] praise you? Selah
References for Psalms 88:10
Is your loyal love told in the grave, [or] your faithfulness in the underworld?
References for Psalms 88:11
Are your wonders known in the darkness, [or] your righteousness in [the] land of forgetfulness?
References for Psalms 88:12
But as for me, I cry for help to you, O Yahweh, and in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Why do you reject my soul, O Yahweh? [Why] do you hide your face from me?
I [am] afflicted and perishing from [my] youth. I bear your terrors. I am distraught.
References for Psalms 88:15
Your burning anger has passed over me; your sudden fears have destroyed me.
They surround me like water all the day; they circle about me altogether.
You have removed loved one and friend far from me, my acquaintances [far from my] darkness.