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Psalm 88 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 <> LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you. 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry. 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 For my soul is full of troubles. My life draws near to She'ol. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I am counted among those who go down into the pit. I am like a man who has no help, 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
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. 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 laid me in the lowest pit, In the darkest depths. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavily on me. You have afflicted 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 taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape. 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 dim from grief. I have called on you daily, LORD. I have 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 show wonders to the dead? Do the dead rise up and praise you? Selah. 10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? "Selah"
11 Is your lovingkindness declared in the grave? Or your faithfulness in Destruction? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Are your wonders made known in the dark? Or your 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 to you, LORD, I have cried. In the morning, my prayer comes before 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 my soul? Why do you hide your face from me? 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up. While I suffer your terrors, 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 Your fierce wrath has gone over me. Your terrors have cut me off. 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They came around me like water all day long. They completely engulfed me. 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have put lover and friend far from me, And my friends into darkness. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.