KJV LexiconA Song
a song; abstractly, singing -- musical(-ick), sing(-er, -ing), song.
instrumental music; by implication, a poem set to notes -- psalm.
for the sons
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
ice; Korach, the name of two Edomites and three Israelites -- Korah.
to the chief Musician
to glitter from afar, i.e. to be eminent (as a superintendent, especially of the Temple services and its music)
sickness; Machalath, probably the title (initial word) of a popular song -- Mahalath.
to depress literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (in various applications, as follows)
instructive, i.e. a didactic poem -- Maschil.
faithful; Heman, the name of at least two Israelites -- Heman.
an Ezrachite or descendant of Zerach -- Ezrahite.
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
of my salvation
something saved, i.e. (abstractly) deliverance; hence, aid, victory, prosperity -- deliverance, health, help(-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare.
I have cried
to shriek; (by implication) to proclaim (an assembly) -- at all, call together, cry (out), gather (selves) (together).
a day (as the warm hours),
a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity -- (mid-)night (season).
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You.
King James Bible
<or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.>> O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:
Holman Christian Standard Bible
A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out before You day and night.
International Standard Version
LORD, God of my salvation, by day and by night I cry out before you.
A song, a psalm written by the Korahites; for the music director; according to the machalath-leannoth style; a well-written song by Heman the Ezrachite. O LORD God who delivers me! By day I cry out and at night I pray before you.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, God of my salvation, in the daytime I have cried and before you in the nighttime.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A song; a psalm by Korah's descendants; for the choir director; according to [mahalath leannoth]; a [maskil] by Heman the Ezrahite.] O LORD God, my savior, I cry out to you during the day and at night.
King James 2000 Bible
O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:
Psalm 88:1 NIV
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