The Darby Bible
Psalms, Chapter 102

   1: (A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before Jehovah.) Jehovah, hear my prayer, and let my cry come unto thee.
   2: Hide not thy face from me: in the day of my trouble, incline thine ear unto me; in the day I call, answer me speedily.
   3: For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a firebrand.
   4: My heart is smitten and withered like grass; yea, I have forgotten to eat my bread.
   5: By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones cleave to my flesh.
   6: I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;
   7: I watch, and am like a sparrow alone upon the housetop.
   8: Mine enemies reproach me all the day; they that are mad against me swear by me.
   9: For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
   10: Because of thine indignation and thy wrath; for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
   11: My days are like a lengthened-out shadow, and I, I am withered like grass.
   12: But thou, Jehovah, abidest for ever, and thy memorial from generation to generation.
   13: Thou wilt rise up, thou wilt have mercy upon Zion: for it is the time to be gracious to her, for the set time is come.
   14: For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour her dust.
   15: And the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
   16: When Jehovah shall build up Zion, he will appear in his glory.
   17: He will regard the prayer of the destitute one, and not despise their prayer.
   18: This shall be written for the generation to come; and a people that shall be created shall praise Jah:
   19: For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from the heavens hath Jehovah beheld the earth,
   20: To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those that are appointed to die;
   21: That the name of Jehovah may be declared in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem,
   22: When the peoples shall be gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
   23: He weakened my strength in the way, he shortened my days.
   24: I said, My God, take me not away in the midst of my days! ... Thy years are from generation to generation.
   25: Of old hast thou founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of thy hands:
   26: They shall perish, but thou continuest; and all of them shall grow old as a garment: as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.
   27: But thou art the Same, and thy years shall have no end.
   28: The children of thy servants shall abide, and their seed shall be established before thee.

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