New Living Translation

Psalm 88

Psalm 88

For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. A song to be sung to the tune “The Suffering of Affliction.” A psalm[a] of Heman the Ezrahite.

O Lord, God of my salvation,
    I cry out to you by day.
    I come to you at night.
Now hear my prayer;
    listen to my cry.
For my life is full of troubles,
    and death[b] draws near.
I am as good as dead,
    like a strong man with no strength left.
They have left me among the dead,
    and I lie like a corpse in a grave.
I am forgotten,
    cut off from your care.
You have thrown me into the lowest pit,
    into the darkest depths.
Your anger weighs me down;
    with wave after wave you have engulfed me. Interlude

You have driven my friends away
    by making me repulsive to them.
I am in a trap with no way of escape.
    My eyes are blinded by my tears.
Each day I beg for your help, O Lord;
    I lift my hands to you for mercy.
10 Are your wonderful deeds of any use to the dead?
    Do the dead rise up and praise you? Interlude

11 Can those in the grave declare your unfailing love?
    Can they proclaim your faithfulness in the place of destruction?[c]
12 Can the darkness speak of your wonderful deeds?
    Can anyone in the land of forgetfulness talk about your righteousness?
13 O Lord, I cry out to you.
    I will keep on pleading day by day.
14 O Lord, why do you reject me?
    Why do you turn your face from me?

15 I have been sick and close to death since my youth.
    I stand helpless and desperate before your terrors.
16 Your fierce anger has overwhelmed me.
    Your terrors have paralyzed me.
17 They swirl around me like floodwaters all day long.
    They have engulfed me completely.
18 You have taken away my companions and loved ones.
    Darkness is my closest friend.

Notas al pie

  1. 88:Title Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term.
  2. 88:3 Hebrew Sheol.
  3. 88:11 Hebrew in 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.