Psalms - Chapter 88 | American Standard Version

  • 1. A Song, a Psalm of the sons of Korah; for the Chief Musician; set to Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil of Herman the Ezrahite. O Jehovah, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee.
  • 2. Let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my cry.
  • 3. For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.
  • 4. I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no help,
  • 5. Cast off among the dead, Like the slain that lie in the grave, Whom thou rememberest no more, And they are cut off from thy hand.
  • 6. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the deeps.
  • 7. Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. {cf15i Selah.}
  • 8. Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
  • 9. Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction: I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah; I have spread forth my hands unto thee.
  • 10. Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall they that are deceased arise and praise thee? {cf15i Selah.}
  • 11. Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?
  • 12. Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
  • 13. But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried; And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
  • 14. Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul? Why hidest thou thy face from me?
  • 15. I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
  • 16. Thy fierce wrath is gone over me; Thy terrors have cut me off.
  • 17. They came round about me like water all the day long; They compassed me about together.
  • 18. Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, And mine acquaintance into darkness.