Psalm 88 NRSA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, God of my salvation, when, at night, I cry out in your presence, 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 let my prayer come before you; incline 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, and my life draws near to Sheol. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I am counted among those who go down to the Pit; I am like those who have no help, 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 like those forsaken among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no more, for 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 put me in the depths of the Pit, in the regions dark and deep. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm 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 caused my companions to shun me; you have made me a thing of horror to them. I am shut in so that I 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 eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call on you, O Lord; 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 Do you work wonders for the dead? Do the shades rise up to 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 steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Are your wonders known in the darkness, or your saving help 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 I, O Lord, cry out to you; 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 O Lord, why do you cast me off? Why do you hide your face from me? 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 Wretched and close to death from my youth up, I suffer your terrors; I am desperate. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over me; your dread assaults destroy me. 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They surround me like a flood all day long; 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 caused friend and neighbor to shun me; my companions are in darkness. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.