Psalms 88 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 88


Psalms 88:1

O Jehovah, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee.

Psalms 88:2

Let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my cry.

Psalms 88:3

For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draweth nigh unto Sheol.

Psalms 88:4

I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no help,

Psalms 88:5

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.

Psalms 88:6

Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the deeps.

Psalms 88:7

Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, And thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. [Selah

Psalms 88:8

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.

Psalms 88:9

Mine eye wasteth away by reason of affliction: I have called daily upon thee, O Jehovah; I have spread forth my hands unto thee.

Psalms 88:10

Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall they that are decreased arise and praise thee? [Selah

Psalms 88:11

Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in Destruction?

Psalms 88:12

Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? And thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Psalms 88:13

But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried; And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.

Psalms 88:14

Jehovah, why castest thou off my soul? Why hidest thou thy face from me?

Psalms 88:15

I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

Psalms 88:16

Thy fierce wrath is gone over me; Thy terrors have cut me off.

Psalms 88:17

They came round about me like water all the day long; They compassed me about together.

Psalms 88:18

Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, And mine acquaintance into darkness.

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