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Psalm 88 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Song, a Psalm, by sons of Korah, to the Overseer, `Concerning the Sickness of Afflictions.' -- An instruction, by Heman the Ezrahite. O Jehovah, God of my salvation, Daily I have cried, nightly before Thee, 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 My prayer cometh in before Thee, Incline Thine ear to my loud cry, 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 For my soul hath been full of evils, And my life hath come to Sheol. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I have been reckoned with those going down [to] the pit, I have been as a man without strength. 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 Among the dead -- free, As pierced ones lying in the grave, Whom Thou hast not remembered any more, Yea, they by Thy hand have been cut off. 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 Thou hast put me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in depths. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Upon me hath Thy fury lain, And [with] all Thy breakers Thou hast afflicted. Selah. 7 Your wrath lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. "Selah"
8 Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me, Thou hast made me an abomination to them, Shut up -- I go not forth. 8 You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;
9 Mine eye hath grieved because of affliction, I called Thee, O Jehovah, all the day, I have spread out unto Thee my hands. 9 my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, O LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
10 To the dead dost Thou do wonders? Do Rephaim rise? do they thank Thee? Selah. 10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? "Selah"
11 Is Thy kindness recounted in the grave? Thy faithfulness in destruction? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Are Thy wonders known in the darkness? And Thy righteousness 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 And I, unto Thee, O Jehovah, I have cried, And in the morning doth my prayer come before Thee. 13 But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, O Jehovah, castest Thou off my soul? Thou hidest Thy face from me. 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 I [am] afflicted, and expiring from youth, I have borne Thy terrors -- I pine away. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 Over me hath Thy wrath passed, Thy terrors have cut me off, 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They have surrounded me as waters all the day, They have gone round against me together, 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 Thou hast put far from me lover and friend, Mine acquaintance [is] the place of darkness! 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.