11Hear my prayer, O LORD! And let my cry for help2come to You.
23Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; 4Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call5answer me quickly.
For my days6have beenaconsumed in smoke, And my 7bones have been scorched like a hearth.
My heart8has been smitten like bgrass and has 9withered away, Indeed, I 10forget to eat my bread.
5Because of the cloudness of my groaning My 11bonesdcling to my flesh.
I eresemble a 12pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the wasteplaces.
I 13lieawake, I have become like a lonelybird on a housetop.
My enemies14have reproached me allday long; Those who f15deride me ghave used my name as a 16curse.
For I have eatenashes like bread And 17mingled my drink with weeping1018Because of Your indignation and Your wrath, For You have 19lifted me up and cast me away.
My days are like a h20lengthenedshadow, And iI 21wither away like jgrass.
But You, O LORD, k22abideforever, And Your l23name to allgenerations.
You will 24arise and have25compassion on Zion; For 26it is time to be gracious to her, For the 27appointedtime has come.
14Surely Your servantsmfindpleasure in her stones And feelpity for her dust.
15nSo the o28nations will fear the name of the LORD And 29all the kings of the earth Your glory.
For the LORD has 30built up Zion; He has 31appeared in His glory.
He has 32regarded the prayer of the pdestitute And has not despised their prayer.
18qThis will be 33written for the 34generation to come, rThat 35a people yet to be createdsmay praisetthe LORD.
For He 36lookeddown from His holyheight; 37From heaven the LORDgazeduupon the earth,
To hear the 38groaning of the prisoner, To 39setfreevthosewho were doomed to death,
That men may 40tell of the name of the LORD in Zion And His praise in Jerusalem,
When 41the peoples are gatheredtogether, And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
He has weakened my strength in the way; He has 42shortened my days.
I say, "O my God, 43do not take me away in the wmidst of my days, Your 44years are throughout allgenerations.
"Of old You 45founded the earth, And the 46heavens are the work of Your hands.
"xEven they will 47perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.
"But You are y48the same, And Your years will not come to an end.
"The 49children of Your servants will continue, And their z50descendants will be establishedbefore You."