Psalms

Psalm 88 ©

A prayer containing a grievous complaint.

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A Song or Psalm 1for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon aMahalath Leannoth, 2Maschil of bHeman the Ezrahite.

a Ps. 53, title.
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O LORD cGod of my salvation, dI have cried day and night before thee:

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Let emy prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

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For fmy soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

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I gam counted hwith them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

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iFree among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou jrememberest no more: and they are cut off 3from thy hand.

j v.10-12. Ps. 6.5.
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Thou khast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

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Thy lwrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

l 1Pe. 2.24. Ps. 102.10. Is. 38.14. Job 6.4; 10.16; 9.17. Ps. 42.7. Is. 43.1,2; 64.12.
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Thou mhast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me nan abomination unto them: I am oshut up, and I cannot come forth.

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Mine peye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, qI have stretched out my hands unto thee.

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rWilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

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Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in sdestruction?

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Shall thy wonders be known in tthe dark? and thy righteousness in the uland of forgetfulness?

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But vunto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer w*prevent thee.

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LORD, xwhy castest thou off my soul? why yhidest thou thy face from me?

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I am zafflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while aI suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

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Thy bfierce 4wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

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They ccame round about me 5daily like water; they *compassed me about together.

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dLover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into edarkness.