Psalm 88:1-18 NET

Psalm 88:1-18 NET [1] O LORD God who delivers me, by day I cry out and at night I pray before you. [2] Listen to my prayer. Pay attention to my cry for help. [3] For my life is filled with troubles, and I am ready to enter Sheol. [4] They treat me like those who descend into the grave. I am like a helpless man, [5] adrift among the dead, like corpses lying in the grave, whom you remember no more, and who are cut off from your power. [6] You place me in the lowest regions of the Pit, in the dark places, in the watery depths. [7] Your anger bears down on me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves. (Selah) [8] You cause those who know me to keep their distance; you make me an appalling sight to them. I am trapped and cannot get free. [9] My eyes grow weak because of oppression. I call out to you, O LORD, all day long; I spread out my hands in prayer to you. [10] Do you accomplish amazing things for the dead? Do the departed spirits rise up and give you thanks? (Selah) [11] Is your loyal love proclaimed in the grave, or your faithfulness in the place of the dead? [12] Are your amazing deeds experienced in the dark region, or your deliverance in the land of oblivion? [13] As for me, I cry out to you, O LORD; in the morning my prayer confronts you. [14] O LORD, why do you reject me, and pay no attention to me? [15] I am oppressed and have been on the verge of death since my youth. I have been subjected to your horrors and am numb with pain. [16] Your anger overwhelms me; your terrors destroy me. [17] They surround me like water all day long; they join forces and encircle me. [18] You cause my friends and neighbors to keep their distance; those who know me leave me alone in the darkness.

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