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Psalms 102 (asv)

Psalms 102 (asv)

A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before Jehovah.

102:1Hear my prayer, O Jehovah,

And let my cry come unto thee.

102:2Hide not thy face from me in the day of my distress:

Incline thine ear unto me;

In the day when I call answer me speedily.

102:3For my days consume away like smoke,

And my bones are burned as a firebrand.

102:4My heart is smitten like grass, and withered;

For I forget to eat my bread.

102:5By reason of the voice of my groaning

My bones cleave to my flesh.

102:6I am like a pelican of the wilderness;

I am become as an owl of the waste places.

102:7I watch, and am become like a sparrow

That is alone upon the house-top.

102:8Mine enemies reproach me all the day;

They that are mad against me do curse by me.

102:9For I have eaten ashes like bread,

And mingled my drink with weeping,

102:10Because of thine indignation and thy wrath:

For thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.

102:11My days are like a shadow that declineth;

And I am withered like grass.

102:12But thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide for ever;

And thy memorial name unto all generations.

102:13Thou wilt arise, and have mercy upon Zion;

For it is time to have pity upon her,

Yea, the set time is come.

102:14For thy servants take pleasure in her stones,

And have pity upon her dust.

102:15So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah,

And all the kings of the earth thy glory.

102:16For Jehovah hath built up Zion;

He hath appeared in his glory.

102:17He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute,

And hath not despised their prayer.

102:18This shall be written for the generation to come;

And a people which shall be created shall praise Jehovah.

102:19For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary;

From heaven did Jehovah behold the earth;

102:20To hear the sighing of the prisoner;

To loose those that are appointed to death;

102:21That men may declare the name of Jehovah in Zion,

And his praise in Jerusalem;

102:22When the peoples are gathered together,

And the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.

102:23He weakened my strength in the way;

He shortened my days.

102:24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days:

Thy years are throughout all generations.

102:25Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth;

And the heavens are the work of thy hands.

102:26They shall perish, but thou shalt endure;

Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment;

As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

102:27But thou art the same,

And thy years shall have no end.

102:28The children of thy servants shall continue,

And their seed shall be established before thee.


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