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Passage Lookup: Psalms 87,88

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Psalms 87:1
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Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

He has founded his city on the holy mountain.(a)
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Psalms 87:2
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The Lord loves the gates of Zion(b) more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.
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Psalms 87:3
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Glorious things are said of you, city of God:[a](c)
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Psalms 87:4
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"I will record Rahab[b](d) and Babylon among those who acknowledge me— Philistia(e) too, and Tyre(f), along with Cush[c]— and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.'"[d](g)
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Psalms 87:5
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Indeed, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her."
Psalms 87:6
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The Lord will write in the register(h) of the peoples: "This one was born in Zion."
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Psalms 87:7
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As they make music(i) they will sing, "All my fountains(j) are in you."
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Psalms 88:1
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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;(a) day and night I cry out(b) to you.
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Psalms 88:2
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May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
Psalms 88:3
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I am overwhelmed with troubles(c) and my life draws near to death.(d)
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Psalms 88:4
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I am counted among those who go down to the pit;(e) I am like one without strength.(f)
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Psalms 88:5
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I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off(g) from your care.
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Psalms 88:6
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You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.(h)
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Psalms 88:7
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Your wrath(i) lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d](j)
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Psalms 88:8
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You have taken from me my closest friends(k) and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined(l) and cannot escape;(m)
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Psalms 88:9
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my eyes(n) are dim with grief. I call(o) to you, Lord , every day; I spread out my hands(p) to you.
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Psalms 88:10
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Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?(q)
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Psalms 88:11
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Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness(r) in Destruction[e]?
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Psalms 88:12
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Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
Psalms 88:13
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But I cry to you for help,(s) Lord ; in the morning(t) my prayer comes before you.(u)
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Psalms 88:14
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Why, Lord , do you reject(v) me and hide your face(w) from me?
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Psalms 88:15
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From my youth(x) I have suffered(y) and been close to death; I have borne your terrors(z) and am in despair.(aa)
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Psalms 88:16
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Your wrath(ab) has swept over me; your terrors(ac) have destroyed me.
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Psalms 88:17
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All day long they surround me like a flood;(ad) they have completely engulfed me.
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Psalms 88:18
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You have taken from me friend(ae) and neighbor— darkness is my closest friend.
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