New International Reader's Version

Psalm 88

Psalm 88

For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth. A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.

Lord, you are the God who saves me.
    Day and night I cry out to you.
Please hear my prayer.
    Pay attention to my cry for help.

I have so many troubles
    I’m about to die.
People think my life is over.
    I’m like someone who doesn’t have any strength.
People treat me as if I were dead.
    I’m like those who have been killed and are now in the grave.
You don’t even remember them anymore.
    They are cut off from your care.

It’s as if you have put me deep down in the grave.
    It’s as if you have put me in that deep, dark place.
Your great anger lies heavy on me.
    All the waves of your anger have crashed over me.
You have taken my closest friends away from me.
    You have made me sickening to them.
I feel trapped and can’t escape.
    I’m crying so much I can’t see very well.

Lord, I call out to you every day.
    I lift up my hands to you in prayer.
10 Do you do wonderful things for those who are dead?
    Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Do those who are dead speak about your love?
    Do those who are in the grave tell how faithful you are?
12 Are your wonderful deeds known in that dark place?
    Are your holy acts known in that land where the dead are forgotten?

13 Lord, I cry out to you for help.
    In the morning I pray to you.
14 Lord, why do you say no to me?
    Why do you turn your face away from me?

15 I’ve been in pain ever since I was young.
    I’ve been close to death.
You have made me suffer terrible things.
    I have lost all hope.
16 Your great anger has swept over me.
    Your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood.
    They have closed in all around me.
18 You have taken my friends and neighbors away from me.
    Darkness is my closest friend.

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Saamu 88

Orin. Saamu ti àwọn ọmọ Kora. Fún adarí orin. Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ti mahalati leannoti. Maskili ti Hemani ará Esra.

1Olúwa, Ọlọ́run tí ó gbà mí là,
    ní ọ̀sán àti ní òru ni mo kígbe sókè sí Ọ.
Jẹ́ kí àdúrà mi kí ó wá sí iwájú rẹ;
    dẹ etí rẹ sí igbe mi.

Nítorí ọkàn mi kún fún ìpọ́njú
    ọkàn mi sì súnmọ́ isà òkú.
A kà mí mọ́ àwọn tí wọ́n lọ sí ọ̀gbun ilẹ̀
    èmi dàbí ọkùnrin tí kò ni agbára.
A yà mí sọ́tọ̀ pẹ̀lú àwọn òkú
    bí ẹni tí a pa tí ó dùbúlẹ̀ ní ipò ikú,
ẹni tí ìwọ kò rántí mọ́,
    ẹni tí a gé kúrò lára àwọn tí ìwọ ń tọ́jú.

Ìwọ tí ó fi mí sí kòtò jíjìn,
    ní ibi ọ̀gbun tó ṣókùnkùn.
Ìbínú rẹ ṣubú lé mi gidigidi;
    ìwọ ti fi àwọn ìjì rẹ borí mi.
Ìwọ tí gba ọ̀rẹ́ mi tí ó súnmọ́ mi kúrò lọ́wọ́ mi
    ìwọ sì sọ mi di ìríra sí wọn.
A há mi mọ́, èmi kò sì le è jáde;
Ojú mi káàánú nítorí ìpọ́njú.

    Mo kígbe pè ọ́, Olúwa, ní gbogbo ọjọ́;
mo na ọwọ́ mi jáde sí ọ.
10 Ìwọ ó fi iṣẹ́ ìyanu rẹ hàn fún òkú bi?
    Àwọn òkú yóò ha dìde láti yìn ọ́ bí?
11 A ó ha fi ìṣeun ìfẹ́ rẹ hàn ní ibojì bí:
    Tàbí òtítọ́ rẹ ní ipò ìparun?
12 A ha lè mọ iṣẹ́ ìyanu rẹ ní òkùnkùn bí
    àti òdodo rẹ ní ilẹ̀ ìgbàgbé?

13 Ṣùgbọ́n mo kígbe sí ọ fún ìrànlọ́wọ́, Olúwa;
    ní òwúrọ̀ ni àdúrà mí wá sọ́dọ̀ rẹ.
14 Olúwa, èéṣe tí ìwọ fi kọ̀ mí
    tí ìwọ fi ojú rẹ pamọ́ fún mi?

15 Láti ìgbà èwe mi, ìṣẹ́ ń ṣẹ́ mi,
    èmi múra àti kú;
nígbà tí ẹ̀rù rẹ bá ń bà mí,
    èmi di gbére-gbère
16 Ìbínú rẹ ti kọjá lára mi;
    ìbẹ̀rù rẹ ti gé mi kúrò
17 Ní gbogbo ọjọ́ ni wọn yí mi ká bí ìkún omi;
    wọ́n mù mí pátápátá.
18 Ìwọ ti mú ọ̀rẹ́ àti olùfẹ́ mi kúrò lọ́dọ̀ mi;
    òkùnkùn sì jẹ́ ọ̀rẹ́ tímọ́tímọ́ mi.