Psalm 88 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 Let my prayer come before you; give ear to my cry: 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 For my soul is full of evils, and my life has come near to the underworld. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I am numbered among those who go down into the earth; I have become like a man for whom there is no help: 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 My soul is among the dead, like those in the underworld, to whom you give no more thought; for they 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 deep, even in dark places. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 The weight of your wrath is crushing me, all your waves have overcome me. (Selah.) 7 Your wrath lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. "Selah"
8 You have sent my friends far away from me; you have made me a disgusting thing in their eyes: I am shut up, and not able to come 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 wasting away because of my trouble: Lord, my cry has gone up to you every day, my hands are stretched out 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 Will you do works of wonder for the dead? will the shades come back to give you praise? (Selah.) 10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? "Selah"
11 Will the story of your mercy be given in the house of the dead? will news of your faith come to the place of destruction? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 May there be knowledge of your wonders in the dark? or of your righteousness where memory is dead? 12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 But to you did I send up my cry, O Lord; in the morning my prayer came before you. 13 But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Lord, why have you sent away my soul? why is your face covered from me? 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 I have been troubled and in fear of death from the time when I was young; your wrath is hard on me, and I have no strength. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 The heat of your wrath has gone over me; I am broken by your cruel punishments. 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They are round me all the day like water; they have made a circle about me. 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have sent my friends and lovers far from me; I am gone from the memory of those who are dear to me. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.