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Psalm 88 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord God, my savior, I cry out all day, and at night I come before you. 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 Hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help! 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 So many troubles have fallen on me that I am close to death. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I am like all others who are about to die; all my strength is gone. 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 I am abandoned among the dead; I am like the slain lying in their graves, those you have forgotten completely, who are beyond your help. 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 thrown me into the depths of the tomb, into the darkest and deepest pit. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Your anger lies heavy on me, and I am crushed beneath its waves. 7 Your wrath lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. "Selah"
8 You have caused my friends to abandon me; you have made me repulsive to them. I am closed in and cannot 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 weak from suffering. Lord, every day I call to you and lift my hands to you in prayer. 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 perform miracles for the dead? Do they rise up and praise you? 10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? "Selah"
11 Is your constant love spoken of in the grave or your faithfulness in the place of destruction? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Are your miracles seen in that place of darkness or your goodness in the land of the forgotten? 12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 Lord, I call to you for help; every morning I pray to you. 13 But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why do you reject me, Lord? Why do you turn away from me? 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 Ever since I was young, I have suffered and been near death; I am worn out from the burden of your punishments. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your furious anger crushes me; your terrible attacks destroy me. 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they close in on me from every side. 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have made even my closest friends abandon me, and darkness is my only companion. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.