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Psalm 88 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:1 - O LORD God who delivers me! By day I cry out and at night I pray before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:2 - Listen to my prayer! Pay attention to my cry for help!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:3 - For my life is filled with troubles and I am ready to enter Sheol.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:4 - They treat me like those who descend into the grave. I am like a helpless man,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:5 - adrift among the dead, like corpses lying in the grave, whom you remember no more, and who are cut off from your power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:6 - You place me in the lowest regions of the pit, in the dark places, in the watery depths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:7 - Your anger bears down on me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves. (Selah)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:8 - You cause those who know me to keep their distance; you make me an appalling sight to them. I am trapped and cannot get free.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:9 - My eyes grow weak because of oppression. I call out to you, O LORD, all day long; I spread out my hands in prayer to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:10 - Do you accomplish amazing things for the dead? Do the departed spirits rise up and give you thanks? (Selah)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:11 - Is your loyal love proclaimed in the grave, or your faithfulness in the place of the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:12 - Are your amazing deeds experienced in the dark region, or your deliverance in the land of oblivion?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:13 - As for me, I cry out to you, O LORD; in the morning my prayer confronts you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:14 - O LORD, why do you reject me, and pay no attention to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:15 - I am oppressed and have been on the verge of death since my youth. I have been subjected to your horrors and am numb with pain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:16 - Your anger overwhelms me; your terrors destroy me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:17 - They surround me like water all day long; they join forces and encircle me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:18 - You cause my friends and neighbors to keep their distance; those who know me leave me alone in the darkness.

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