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

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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.

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Psalm 88 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:1 - A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, my God, I call for help by day; I cry out in the night before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:2 - Let my prayer come before thee, incline thy 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 reckoned among those who go down to the Pit; I am a man who has no strength,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:5 - like one forsaken among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom thou dost remember no more, for they are cut off from thy hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:6 - Thou hast put me in the depths of the Pit, in the regions dark and deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:7 - Thy wrath lies heavy upon me, and thou dost overwhelm me with all thy waves. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:8 - Thou hast caused my companions to shun me; thou hast made me a thing of horror 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 thee, O LORD; I spread out my hands to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:10 - Dost thou work wonders for the dead? Do the shades rise up to praise thee? Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:11 - Is thy steadfast love declared in the grave, or thy faithfulness in Abaddon?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:12 - Are thy wonders known in the darkness, or thy saving help in the land of forgetfulness?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:13 - But I, O LORD, cry to thee; in the morning my prayer comes before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:14 - O LORD, why dost thou cast me off? Why dost thou hide thy face from me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:15 - Afflicted and close to death from my youth up, I suffer thy terrors; I am helpless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:16 - Thy wrath has swept over me; thy dread assaults destroy me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:17 - They surround me like a flood all day long; they close in upon me together.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:18 - Thou hast caused lover and friend to shun me; my companions are in darkness.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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