(DB) Psalms 88 : 1 {A Song, a Psalm for the sons of Korah. To the chief Musician. Upon Mahalath Leannoth. An instruction. Of Heman the Ezrahite.} Jehovah, God of my salvation, I have cried by day and in the night before thee.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 2 Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh to Sheol.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 4 I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength:
(DB) Psalms 88 : 5 Prostrate among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave; whom thou rememberest no more, and who are cut off from thy hand.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in dark places, in the deeps.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 7 Thy fury lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 8 Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 9 Mine eye consumeth by reason of affliction. Upon thee, Jehovah, have I called every day; I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 10 Wilt thou do wonders to the dead? shall the shades arise and praise thee? Selah.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 11 Shall thy loving-kindness be declared in the grave? thy faithfulness in Destruction?
(DB) Psalms 88 : 12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
(DB) Psalms 88 : 13 But as for me, Jehovah, I cry unto thee, and in the morning my prayer cometh before thee.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 14 Why, O Jehovah, castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?
(DB) Psalms 88 : 15 I am afflicted and expiring from my youth up; I suffer thy terrors, and I am distracted.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 16 Thy fierce anger hath gone over me; thy terrors have brought me to nought:
(DB) Psalms 88 : 17 They have surrounded me all the day like water; they have compassed me about together.
(DB) Psalms 88 : 18 Lover and associate hast thou put far from me: my familiar friends are darkness.