The Message

Psalm 88

A Korah Prayer of Heman

11-9 God, you’re my last chance of the day.
    I spend the night on my knees before you.
Put me on your salvation agenda;
    take notes on the trouble I’m in.
I’ve had my fill of trouble;
    I’m camped on the edge of hell.
I’m written off as a lost cause,
    one more statistic, a hopeless case.
Abandoned as already dead,
    one more body in a stack of corpses,
And not so much as a gravestone—
    I’m a black hole in oblivion.
You’ve dropped me into a bottomless pit,
    sunk me in a pitch-black abyss.
I’m battered senseless by your rage,
    relentlessly pounded by your waves of anger.
You turned my friends against me,
    made me horrible to them.
I’m caught in a maze and can’t find my way out,
    blinded by tears of pain and frustration.

9-12 I call to you, God; all day I call.
    I wring my hands, I plead for help.
Are the dead a live audience for your miracles?
    Do ghosts ever join the choirs that praise you?
Does your love make any difference in a graveyard?
    Is your faithful presence noticed in the corridors of hell?
Are your marvelous wonders ever seen in the dark,
    your righteous ways noticed in the Land of No Memory?

13-18 I’m standing my ground, God, shouting for help,
    at my prayers every morning, on my knees each daybreak.
Why, God, do you turn a deaf ear?
    Why do you make yourself scarce?
For as long as I remember I’ve been hurting;
    I’ve taken the worst you can hand out, and I’ve had it.
Your wildfire anger has blazed through my life;
    I’m bleeding, black-and-blue.
You’ve attacked me fiercely from every side,
    raining down blows till I’m nearly dead.
You made lover and neighbor alike dump me;
    the only friend I have left is Darkness.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 88

求上帝眷顾

可拉后裔的诗,就是以斯拉人希幔的训诲诗,交给乐长,调用“麻哈拉利暗俄”[a]

1耶和华,拯救我的上帝啊,
我昼夜不停地呼求你。
求你垂听我的祷告,
倾听我的呼求。
我饱经患难,
生命在死亡的边缘。
我被列在下坟墓的人中,
我的精力耗尽。
我被扔在死人中,
如同被杀的人躺在坟墓里,
被你遗忘,不再蒙你眷顾。
你已经把我扔在漆黑的深渊。
你的烈怒重重地压着我,
如汹涌波涛把我淹没。(细拉)

你使我众叛亲离,遭人唾弃。
我陷入困境,无路可逃。
我的眼睛因哭泣而视力模糊。
耶和华啊,我天天呼求你,
举手向你呼求。
10 你要行神迹给死人看吗?
死人会起来赞美你吗?(细拉)
11 坟墓里的死人怎能宣扬你的慈爱呢?
灭亡的人怎能传扬你的信实呢?
12 黑暗之地有谁知道你的神迹呢?
在被遗忘之地有谁知道你的公义作为呢?
13 耶和华啊,我向你呼求,
我在清晨向你祷告。
14 耶和华啊,你为何弃绝我?
为何掩面不理我?
15 我从小受苦,几乎丧命。
你使我惊恐不已,陷入绝望。
16 你的烈怒吞噬了我,
你可怕的攻击毁灭了我。
17 这些灾难如洪涛整天环绕我,
彻底围住我。
18 你使我的亲朋好友离我而去,
只有黑暗与我相伴。

Notas al pie

  1. 88:0 麻哈拉利暗俄”意为“受苦”。