||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 102 [Commentary] [Map] |
||A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD !
And let my cry for help come to You.
||Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress;
Incline Your ear to me;
In the day when I call answer me quickly.
||For my days have been consumed in smoke,
And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.
||My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away,
Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.
||Because of the loudness of my groaning
My bones cling to my flesh.
||I resemble a pelican of the wilderness;
I have become like an owl of the waste places.
||I lie awake,
I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.
||My enemies have reproached me all day long;
Those who deride me have used my name as a curse.
||For I have eaten ashes like bread
And mingled my drink with weeping
||Because of Your indignation and Your wrath,
For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
||My days are like a lengthened shadow,
And I wither away like grass.
||But You, O LORD, abide forever,
And Your name to all generations.
||You will arise and have compassion on Zion;
For it is time to be gracious to her,
For the appointed time has come.
||Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones
And feel pity for her dust.
||So the nations will fear the name of the LORD
And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
||For the LORD has built up Zion;
He has appeared in His glory.
||He has regarded the prayer of the destitute
And has not despised their prayer.
||This will be written for the generation to come,
That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
||For He looked down from His holy height;
From heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth,
||To hear the groaning of the prisoner,
To set free those who were doomed to death,
||That men may tell of the name of the LORD in Zion
And His praise in Jerusalem,
||When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
||He has weakened my strength in the way;
He has shortened my days.
||I say, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days,
Your years are throughout all generations.
||"Of old You founded the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
||"Even they will perish, but You endure;
And all of them will wear out like a garment;
Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.
||"But You are the same,
And Your years will not come to an end.
||"The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You."
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