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Why did you turn all my friends against me?
You’ve made me like a cursed man in their eyes.
No one wants to be with me now.
You’ve caught me in a trap with no way out.
Every day I beg for your help. Can’t you see my tears?
My eyes are swollen with weeping.
My arms are wide, longing for mercy,[a]
but you’re nowhere to be found.
10 How can those who are cut off from your care
even know that you are there?
How can I rise up to praise you if I’m dead and gone?
Pause in his presence

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  1. Psalm 88:9 As translated from the Septuagint. The Greek reads “My hands are stretched out to you.”