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Psalm 88 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 LORD, God of my salvation, by day I cry out, even at night, before you— 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 let my prayer reach you! Turn your ear to my outcry 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 because my whole being is filled with distress; my life is at the very brink of hell. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I am considered as one of those plummeting into the pit. I am like those who are beyond help, 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 drifting among the dead lying in the grave, like dead bodies— those you don't remember anymore, those who are cut off from your power. 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 placed me down in the deepest pit, in places dark and deep. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Your anger smothers me; you subdue me with it, wave after wave. Selah 7 Your wrath lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. "Selah"
8 You've made my friends distant. You've made me disgusting to them. I can't escape. I'm trapped! 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 tired of looking at my suffering. I've been calling out to you every day, LORD— I've had my hands outstretched 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 ghosts rise up and give you thanks? Selah 10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? "Selah"
11 Is your faithful love proclaimed in the grave, your faithfulness in the underworld? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Are your wonders known in the land of darkness, 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 cry out to you, LORD! My prayer meets youfirst thing in the morning! 13 But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why do you reject my very being, LORD? Why do you hide your face from me? 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 Since I was young I've been afflicted, I've been dying. I've endured your terrors. I'm lifeless. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your fiery anger has overwhelmed me; your terrors have destroyed me. 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They surround me all day long like water; they engulf me completely. 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 You've made my loved ones and companions distant. My only friend is darkness. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.