World English Bible
Psalms, Chapter 102

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

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