Tehillim (Psalms) 88
1O יהוה, Elohim of my deliverance, By day I have cried out, In the night also before You,
2Let my prayer come before You, Incline Your ear to my cry.
3For my being is filled with evils, And my life draws near to She’ol.
4I have been reckoned among those Who go down to the pit; I have become like a man Who has no strength,
5Released among the dead, Like slain ones lying in the burial-site, Whom You have remembered no more, And who have been cut off from Your hand.
6You have put me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the depths.
7Your wrath has rested heavily upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your breakers. Selah.
8You have put away my friends far from me; You have made me an abomination to them; I am shut in and do not go out;
9My eye grows dim because of affliction. יהוה, I have called upon You, all day long; I have stretched out my hands to You.
10Would You work wonders for the dead? Would the dead rise to praise You? Selah.
11Is Your loving-commitment declared in the burial-site? Your trustworthiness in the place of destruction?
12Are Your wonders known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land of no remembrance?
13But I, unto You I have cried, O יהוה, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
14יהוה, why do You reject me? Why do You hide Your face from me?
15I am afflicted and dying from childhood; I have borne frightening matters from You; I am in despair.
16Your fierce wrath has gone over me; Your onslaughts have cut me off.
17They surrounded me like water all day long; They close in upon me altogether.
18You have put loved one and companion far from me, Darkness is my close friend!

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