The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search ESV
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search ESV

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Psalm 88 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

I Cry Out Day and Night Before You

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:1 - A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil[fn] of Heman the Ezrahite.
O LORD, God of my salvation;
I cry out day and night before you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:2 - Let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my cry!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:3 - For my soul is full of troubles,
and my life draws near to Sheol.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:4 - I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
I am a man who has no strength,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:5 - like one set loose 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:6 - You have put me in the depths of the pit,
in the regions dark and deep.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:7 - Your wrath lies heavy upon me,
and you overwhelm me with all your waves. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:8 - You have caused my companions to shun me;
you have made me a horror[fn] to them.
I am shut in so that I cannot escape;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:9 - my eye grows dim through sorrow.
Every day I call upon you, O LORD;
I spread out my hands to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:10 - Do you work wonders for the dead?
Do the departed rise up to praise you? Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:11 - Is your steadfast love declared in the grave,
or your faithfulness in Abaddon?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:12 - Are your wonders known in the darkness,
or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:13 - But I, O LORD, cry to you;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:14 - O LORD, why do you cast my soul away?
Why do you hide your face from me?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:15 - Afflicted and close to death from my youth up,
I suffer your terrors; I am helpless.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:16 - Your wrath has swept over me;
your dreadful assaults destroy me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:17 - They surround me like a flood all day long;
they close in on me together.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:18 - You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me;
my companions have become darkness.[fn]
ESV Footnotes
Probably musical or liturgical terms
Or an abomination
The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
Or darkness has become my only companion
ESV

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

 
 
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search ESV
Your Bible Version is the ESV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization