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My eye languishes from misery.
I call on you, O Yahweh, every day;
I spread out my hands[a] to you.
10 Do you work wonders[b] for the dead?
Or do the departed spirits[c] rise up to praise you? Selah
11 Is your loyal love told in the grave,
or your faithfulness in the underworld?[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 88:9 Hebrew “palms”
  2. Psalm 88:10 Hebrew “wonder”
  3. Psalm 88:10 Hebrew rephaim, sometimes translated “shades”; the weakened state of those who have died
  4. Psalm 88:11 Hebrew abaddon, the place of destruction

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