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Psalms 87

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Chapter 88

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<A Song. A Psalm. Of the sons of Korah. To the chief music-maker; put to Mahalath Leannoth. Maschil. Of Heman the Ezrahite.>\

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\88:1\O Lord, God of my salvation, I have been crying to you for help by day and by night:

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\88:2\Let my prayer come before you; give ear to my cry:

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\88:3\For my soul is full of evils, and my life has come near to the underworld.

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\88:4\I am numbered among those who go down into the earth; I have become like a man for whom there is no help:

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\88:5\My soul is among the dead, like those in the underworld, to whom you give no more thought; for they are cut off from your care.

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\88:6\You have put me in the lowest deep, even in dark places.

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\88:7\The weight of your wrath is crushing me, all your waves have overcome me. (Selah.)

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\88:8\You have sent my friends far away from me; you have made me a disgusting thing in their eyes: I am shut up, and not able to come out.

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\88:9\My eyes are wasting away because of my trouble: Lord, my cry has gone up to you every day, my hands are stretched out to you.

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\88:10\Will you do works of wonder for the dead? will the shades come back to give you praise? (Selah.)

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\88:11\Will the story of your mercy be given in the house of the dead? will news of your faith come to the place of destruction?

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\88:12\May there be knowledge of your wonders in the dark? or of your righteousness where memory is dead?

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\88:13\But to you did I send up my cry, O Lord; in the morning my prayer came before you.

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\88:14\Lord, why have you sent away my soul? why is your face covered from me?

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\88:15\I have been troubled and in fear of death from the time when I was young; your wrath is hard on me, and I have no strength.

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\88:16\The heat of your wrath has gone over me; I am broken by your cruel punishments.

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\88:17\They are round me all the day like water; they have made a circle about me.

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\88:18\You have sent my friends and lovers far from me; I am gone from the memory of those who are dear to me.

Psalms 89

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