A song of the sons of Korah. For the director of music. By the mahalath leannoth. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.
88 Lord, you are the God who saves me. I cry out to you day and night. 2 Accept my prayer. Listen to my cry.
3 My life is full of troubles. I am nearly dead. 4 They think I am on the way to my grave. I am like a man with no strength. 5 I have been left as dead, like a body lying in a grave. You don’t remember dead people. They are cut off from your care. 6 You have brought me close to death. I am almost in the dark place of the dead. 7 You have been very angry with me. All your waves crush me. Selah 8 You have taken my friends away from me. You have made them hate me. I am trapped and cannot escape. 9 My eyes are weak from crying. Lord, I have prayed to you every day. I have lifted my hands in prayer to you.
10 Do you show your miracles for the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you? Selah 11 Will your love be told in the grave? Will your loyalty be told in the place of death? 12 Will your miracles be known in the dark grave? Will your goodness be known in the land where the dead are forgotten?
13 But, Lord, I have called out to you for help. Every morning I pray to you. 14 Lord, why do you reject me? Why do you hide from me? 15 I have been weak and dying since I was young. I suffer from your terrors, and I am helpless. 16 You have been angry with me. Your terrors have destroyed me. 17 They surround me daily like a flood. They are all around me. 18 You have taken away my loved ones and friends. Darkness is my only friend.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade to remove banner ads and unlock new features!
You've successfully created your account! For the best Bible Gateway experience, consider an upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus. For less than the cost of a latte each month, you'll get reduced banner ads and a huge digital Bible study library. Try it free for 30 days!