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Psalms 102

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.”


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