A Petition to Be Saved from Death.

A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A [a]Maskil of Heman [b]the Ezrahite.

88 O Lord, the (A)God of my salvation,
I have (B)cried out by day and in the night before You.
Let my prayer (C)come before You;
(D)Incline Your ear to my cry!
For my (E)soul has [c]had enough troubles,
And (F)my life has drawn near to [d]Sheol.
I am reckoned among those who (G)go down to the pit;
I have become like a man (H)without strength,

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 88:1 Possibly, Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
  2. Psalm 88:1 1 Kin 4:31; 1 Chr 2:6; Ps 89: title
  3. Psalm 88:3 Or been satisfied with
  4. Psalm 88:3 I.e. the nether world