Psalm 88 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out before You day and night. 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 May my prayer reach Your presence; listen to my cry. 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I am counted among those going down to the Pit. I am like a man without strength, 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 abandoned among the dead. I am like the slain lying in the grave, whom You no longer remember, and who are cut off from Your care. 5 I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care.
6 You have put me in the lowest part of the Pit, in the darkest places, in the depths. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath weighs heavily on me; You have overwhelmed me with all Your waves. Selah 7 Your wrath lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. "Selah"
8 You have distanced my friends from me; You have made me repulsive to them. I am shut in and cannot go out. 8 You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;
9 My eyes are worn out from crying. Lord, I cry out to You all day long; I spread out my hands to You. 9 my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, O LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
10 Do You work wonders for the dead? Do departed spirits rise up to praise You? Selah 10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? "Selah"
11 Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion? 12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 But I call to You for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer meets You. 13 But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Lord, why do You reject me? Why do You hide Your face from me? 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 From my youth, I have been afflicted and near death. I suffer Your horrors; I am desperate. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath sweeps over me; Your terrors destroy me. 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They surround me like water all day long; they close in on me from every side. 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me; darkness is my [only] friend. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.