Psalm 88:3-18 NIV

3 For my soul is full of trouble1 and my life draws near the grave.a2

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4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit;3 I am like a man without strength.4

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5 I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off5 from your care.

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6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.6

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7 Your wrath7 lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.8 "Selah"

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8 You have taken from me my closest friends9 and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined10 and cannot escape;11

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9 my eyes12 are dim with grief. I call13 to you, O LORD, every day; I spread out my hands14 to you.

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10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you?15 "Selah"

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11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness16 in Destructionb ?

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    • b 88:11 - Hebrew "Abaddon"
      12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
      13 But I cry to you for help,17 O LORD; in the morning18 my prayer comes before you.19

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      14 Why, O LORD, do you reject20 me and hide your face21 from me?

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      15 From my youth22 I have been afflicted23 and close to death; I have suffered your terrors24 and am in despair.25

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      16 Your wrath26 has swept over me; your terrors27 have destroyed me.

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      17 All day long they surround me like a flood;28 they have completely engulfed me.

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      18 You have taken my companions29 and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.

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