New International Version - UK

Psalm 88

Psalm 88[a]

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

Lord, you are the God who saves me;
    day and night I cry out to you.
May my prayer come before you;
    turn your ear to my cry.

I am overwhelmed with troubles
    and my life draws near to death.
I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
    I am like one without strength.
I am set apart with the dead,
    like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
    who are cut off from your care.

You have put me in the lowest pit,
    in the darkest depths.
Your wrath lies heavily on me;
    you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d]
You have taken from me my closest friends
    and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
    my eyes are dim with grief.

I call to you, Lord, every day;
    I spread out my hands to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?
    Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Is your love declared in the grave,
    your faithfulness in Destruction?[e]
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
    or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

13 But I cry to you for help, Lord;
    in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, Lord, do you reject me
    and hide your face from me?

15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death;
    I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over me;
    your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;
    they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have taken from me friend and neighbour –
    darkness is my closest friend.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 88:1 In Hebrew texts 88:1-18 is numbered 88:2-19.
  2. Psalm 88:1 Title: Possibly a tune, ‘The Suffering of Affliction’
  3. Psalm 88:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  4. Psalm 88:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.
  5. Psalm 88:11 Hebrew Abaddon

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 88


1Awurade Nyankopɔn, m’agyenkwa, misu da mu no nyinaa, na anadwo nso meba w’anim. Tie me mpaebɔ na tie me sufrɛ na boa me. Ɔhaw bebree ato me a mereyɛ awu. Mete sɛ afoforo a wɔreyɛ awu no. M’ahoɔden nyinaa asa. Wɔagyaa me ama awufo. Mete sɛ obi a wɔakum no na ɔda damoa mu; mete sɛ wɔn a wɔn werɛ afi wɔn koraa a woboa wɔn a ɛnyɛ ye no.

Woatow me akyene damoa ase ne amoa donkudonku a esum wɔ mu mu. W’abufuw wɔ me so denneenen, na abufuw no asorɔkye aka me ahyɛ n’ase ayam me. Woama m’afɛfo apa me na woama me nso makyi wɔn. Maka mfinimfini na mintumi nguan. M’aniwa yɛ mmerɛw ma amanehunu. Awurade, da biara mefrɛ wo na mema me nsa so bɔ wo mpae.

10 Woyɛ anwonwade kyerɛ awufo? Wɔsɔre kamfo wo? 11 Wɔka wo dɔ a ɛnsa da no ho asɛm wɔ damoa mu, anaa wo nokware ho asɛm wɔ ɔsɛe kurom? 12 Wohu w’anwonwade no wɔ sum kurom, anaa wo papayɛ no wɔ awerɛfiri asase so?

13 Awurade, mefrɛ wo sɛ boa me; anɔpa biara mebɔ wo mpae. 14 Adɛn nti na wopo me, Awurade? Adɛn nti na woayi w’ani afi me so? 15 Mahu amane fi me mmofraase na mebɛn owu. W’asotwe ama makisa. 16 W’abufuwhyew bubu me. Ɔtaa a wotaa me no sɛe me. 17 Daa nyinaa, wotwa me ho hyia sɛ nsuyiri. Wofi afanan nyinaa ka me hyɛ. 18 Woama me nnamfobrɛbo apa me, na esum nko na abɛyɛ me hokafo.