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Psalms 88 (asv)

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A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.

88:1O Jehovah, the God of my salvation,

I have cried day and night before thee.

88:2Let my prayer enter into thy presence;

Incline thine ear unto my cry.

88:3For my soul is full of troubles,

And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.

88:4I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit;

I am as a man that hath no help,

88:5Cast off among the dead,

Like the slain that lie in the grave,

Whom thou rememberest no more,

And they are cut off from thy hand.

88:6Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit,

In dark places, in the deeps.

88:7Thy wrath lieth hard upon me,

And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves.


88:8Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me;

Thou hast made me an abomination unto them:

I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

88:9Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction:

I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah;

I have spread forth my hands unto thee.

88:10Wilt thou show wonders to the dead?

Shall they that are decreased arise and praise thee?


88:11Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave?

Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?

88:12Shall thy wonders be known in the dark?

And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

88:13But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried;

And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.

88:14Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul?

Why hidest thou thy face from me?

88:15I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up:

While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

88:16Thy fierce wrath is gone over me;

Thy terrors have cut me off.

88:17They came round about me like water all the day long;

They compassed me about together.

88:18Lover and friend hast thou put far from me,

And mine acquaintance into darkness.


Preceding Entry: Psalms 87
Following Entry: Psalms 89