Psalm 88:2-12 NIV

2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.

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

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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 off from your care.

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

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7 Your wrath lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.a

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    • Ň 88:7 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.
      8 You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;

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      9 my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.

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      10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?

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

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        • ň 88:11 - Hebrew "Abaddon"
          12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?