Psalms 88:13

“But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But vnto thee haue I cried, O Lord, and in the morning shall my prayer preuent thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I, O LORD, have cried out to You for help, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried; And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But to you did I send up my cry, O Lord; in the morning my prayer came before you.
- Basic English Bible

But as for me, Jehovah, I cry unto thee, and in the morning my prayer cometh before thee.
- Darby Bible

But to thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.
- Webster's Bible

But to you, Yahweh, I have cried. In the morning, my prayer comes before you.
- World English Bible

And I, unto Thee, O Jehovah, I have cried, And in the morning doth my prayer come before Thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(88:14) But as for me, unto Thee, O LORD, do I cry, and in the morning doth my prayer come to meet Thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 88:13

88:13 Prevent - Come to thee before the dawning of the day, or the rising of the sun.

Discussion for Psalms 88

  • Ben
    I don't see the redemption here. My mother showed me this about a month before she died of cancer. She said, "this is how I feel." A profoundly religious person who knew she would soon be taken from her young kids, she felt the despair in this Psalm, and I sat down on the stairs and cried. I think it is an honest account of feeling abandoned with no answer
  • Felicia
    Thank God that when we are in the valley of the shadow of death, God is still there, even if we might think He has forgotten us. But praise be to God that when He brings us through, we are refined like pure gold. This end result motivate us to endure really tough times in our walk with the Lord. Thank you Lord Jesus, that indeed it's the living that praise you and not the dead. Hallelujah!
  • Annie
    On days like these when the body is tired, it is good to know God has an understanding heart. He is not like man heartless and uncaring to human condition. He is compassionate and understanding of needs and circumstances. God does not focus on bitterness and hate but meet us where we are at on our bad days.The reason man finds peace in God is his lack of egocentricity and he is void of darkness.
  • Benjamin
    Continue in prayers even in hours of despair. Thank you Lord for strengthening me by your word even this evening.
  • Enitan BABABUNMI for verse 2
    I believe God will answer my prayer.
  • Sharon
    I have read the Bible three times all the way through in my life time and I 'm starting on my fourth. I know that I have read Psalms 88 but I do not remember how it depicts the sadness, pain, loneliness and the place in which a person dwells even in life on earth. I have been in a dark place but not like this one. I know first hand that it is hard to see the light when your mind and what you feel in your heart is so devestating. Praise God I made it through. God help us all!

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