To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those that are appointed to die; a21
That the name of Jehovah may be declared in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem,
When the peoples shall be gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
He weakened my strength in the way, he shortened my days.
I said, My God, take me not away in the midst of my days! ... Thy years are from generation to generation. b25
Of old hast thou founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of thy hands:
*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.
But thou art the Same, c and thy years shall have no end.
The children of thy servants shall abide, d and their seed shall be established before thee.