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Psalm 88 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:1 - [fn]A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth.[fn] A maskil[fn] of Heman the Ezrahite. LORD, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:2 - May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:3 - I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:4 - I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:5 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:6 - You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:7 - Your wrath lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:8 - You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:9 - my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:10 - Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:11 - Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction[fn]?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:12 - Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:14 - Why, LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:15 - From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:16 - Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:17 - All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:18 - You have taken from me friend and neighbor— darkness is my closest friend.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 88:1-18 is numbered 88:2-19.
Title: Possibly a tune, “The Suffering of Affliction”
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.
Hebrew Abaddon
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