Psalm 88 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 {A Song, a Psalm for the sons of Korah. To the chief Musician. Upon Mahalath Leannoth. An instruction. Of Heman the Ezrahite.} Jehovah, God of my salvation, I have cried by day [and] in the night before thee. 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry. 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh to Sheol. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength: 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 Prostrate among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave; whom thou rememberest no more, and who are cut off from thy hand. 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 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in dark places, in the deeps. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Thy fury lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with all thy waves. Selah. 7 Your wrath lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. "Selah"
8 Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 8 You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;
9 Mine eye consumeth by reason of affliction. Upon thee, Jehovah, have I called every day; I have stretched out my hands unto thee. 9 my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, O LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
10 Wilt thou do wonders to the dead? shall the shades arise and praise thee? Selah. 10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? "Selah"
11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? thy faithfulness in Destruction? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 But as for me, Jehovah, I cry unto thee, and in the morning my prayer cometh before thee. 13 But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, O Jehovah, castest thou off my soul? [why] hidest thou thy face from me? 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 I am afflicted and expiring from my youth up; I suffer thy terrors, [and] I am distracted. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 Thy fierce anger hath gone over me; thy terrors have brought me to nought: 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They have surrounded me all the day like water; they have compassed me about together. 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 Lover and associate hast thou put far from me: my familiar friends are darkness. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.