Psalm 88
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1A SONG. A PSALM OF THE SONS OF KORAH. TO THE OVERSEER. [SET] ON “SICKNESS TO AFFLICT.” AN INSTRUCTION OF HEMAN THE EZRAHITE. O YHWH, God of my salvation, || Daily I have cried, nightly before You,

2My prayer comes in before You, || Incline Your ear to my loud cry,

3For my soul has been full of evils, || And my life has come to Sheol.

4I have been reckoned with those going down [to] the pit, || I have been as a man without strength.

5Among the dead—free, || As pierced ones lying in the grave, || Whom You have not remembered anymore, || Indeed, they have been cut off by Your hand.

6You have put me in the lowest pit, || In dark places, in depths.

7Your fury has lain on me, || And You have afflicted [with] all Your breakers. Selah.

8You have put my acquaintance far from me, || You have made me an abomination to them, || Shut up—I do not go forth.

9My eye has grieved because of affliction, || I called You, O YHWH, all the day, || I have spread out my hands to You.

10Do You do wonders to the dead? Does Rephaim rise? Do they thank You? Selah.

11Is Your kindness recounted in the grave? Your faithfulness in destruction?

12Are Your wonders known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

13And I, to You, O YHWH, I have cried, || And in the morning my prayer comes before You.

14Why, O YHWH, do You cast off my soul? You hide Your face from me.

15I [am] afflicted, and expiring from youth, || I have borne Your terrors—I pine away.

16Your wrath has passed over me, || Your terrors have cut me off,

17They have surrounded me as waters all the day, || They have gone around against me together,

18You have put lover and friend far from me, || My acquaintance [is] the place of darkness!


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Psalm 87
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