Psalm 88 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A song. A psalm of the sons of Korach. For the leader. Set to "Sickness that Causes Suffering." A maskil of Heiman the Ezrachi. ADONAI, God of my salvation, when I cry out to you in the night, 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 let my prayer come before you, turn your ear to my cry for help! 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 For I am oversupplied with troubles, which have brought me to the brink of Sh'ol. 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, like a man who is beyond help, 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 left by myself among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave -you no longer remember them; 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 plunged me into the bottom of the pit, into dark places, into the depths. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavily on me; your waves crashing over me keep me down. (Selah) 7 Your wrath lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. "Selah"
8 You separated me from my close friends, made me repulsive to them; I am caged in, with no 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 grow dim from suffering. I call on you, ADONAI, every day; 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 Will you perform wonders for the dead? Can the ghosts of 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 Will your grace be declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Will your wonders be known in the dark, 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 cry out to you, ADONAI; my prayer comes before you in the morning. 13 But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 So why, ADONAI, 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 Since my youth I have been miserable, close to death; I am numb from bearing these terrors of yours. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your fierce anger has overwhelmed me, your terrors have shriveled me up. 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They surge around me all day like a flood, from all sides they close in on me. 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have made friends and companions shun me; the people I know are hidden from me. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.