Bible: Psalm 88
Psalm 88 1
By day I cry out
and at night I pray before you. 5
88:2 Listen to my prayer! 6
Pay attention 7 to my cry for help!
88:3 For my life 8 is filled with troubles
and I am ready to enter Sheol. 9
I am like a helpless man, 12
88:5 adrift 13 among the dead,
like corpses lying in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
and who are cut off from your power. 14
88:6 You place me in the lowest regions of the pit, 15
in the dark places, in the watery depths.
88:7 Your anger bears down on me,
and you overwhelm me with all your waves. (Selah)
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. 16
88:9 My eyes grow weak because of oppression.
I call out to you, O
I spread out my hands in prayer to you. 17
88:10 Do you accomplish amazing things for the dead?
Do the departed spirits 18 rise up and give you thanks? (Selah)
88:11 Is your loyal love proclaimed in the grave,
or your faithfulness in the place of the dead? 19
or your deliverance in the land of oblivion? 22
88:13 As for me, I cry out to you, O
in the morning my prayer confronts you.
and pay no attention to me? 23
88:15 I am oppressed and have been on the verge of death since my youth. 24
I have been subjected to your horrors and am numb with pain. 25
88:16 Your anger overwhelms me; 26
your terrors destroy me.
88:17 They surround me like water all day long;
they join forces and encircle me. 27
88:18 You cause my friends and neighbors to keep their distance; 28
those who know me leave me alone in the darkness. 29