Psalms 102:1 ←
Hear my prayer, Yahweh! Let my cry come to you.
Psalms 102:2 ←
Don’t hide your face from me in the day of my distress. Turn your ear to me. Answer me quickly in the day when I call.
Psalms 102:3 ←
For my days consume away like smoke. My bones are burned as a torch.
Psalms 102:4 ←
My heart is blighted like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.
Psalms 102:5 ←
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones stick to my skin.
Psalms 102:6 ←
I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.
Psalms 102:7 ←
I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop.
Psalms 102:8 ←
My enemies reproach me all day. Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.
Psalms 102:9 ←
For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mixed my drink with tears,
Psalms 102:10 ←
because of your indignation and your wrath; for you have taken me up and thrown me away.
Psalms 102:11 ←
My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.
Psalms 102:12 ←
But you, Yahweh, will remain forever; your renown endures to all generations.
Psalms 102:13 ←
You will arise and have mercy on Zion, for it is time to have pity on her. Yes, the set time has come.
Psalms 102:14 ←
For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.
Psalms 102:15 ←
So the nations will fear Yahweh’s name, all the kings of the earth your glory.
Psalms 102:16 ←
For Yahweh has built up Zion. He has appeared in his glory.
Psalms 102:17 ←
He has responded to the prayer of the destitute, and has not despised their prayer.
Psalms 102:18 ←
This will be written for the generation to come. A people which will be created will praise Yah,
Psalms 102:19 ←
for he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary. From heaven, Yahweh saw the earth,
Psalms 102:20 ←
to hear the groans of the prisoner, to free those who are condemned to death,
Psalms 102:21 ←
that men may declare Yahweh’s name in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem,
Psalms 102:22 ←
when the peoples are gathered together, the kingdoms, to serve Yahweh.
Psalms 102:23 ←
He weakened my strength along the course. He shortened my days.
Psalms 102:24 ←
I said, “My God, don’t take me away in the middle of my days. Your years are throughout all generations.
Psalms 102:25 ←
Of old, you laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the work of your hands.
Psalms 102:26 ←
They will perish, but you will endure. Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment. You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed.
Psalms 102:27 ←
But you are the same. Your years will have no end.
Psalms 102:28 ←
The children of your servants will continue. Their offspring will be established before you.”