Psalm 102 NAS

Prayer of an Afflicted Man for Mercy on Himself and on Zion.

1 1Hear my prayer, O LORD! And let my cry for help 2come to You.

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2 3Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; 4Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call 5answer me quickly.

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3 For my days 6have been aconsumed in smoke, And my 7bones have been scorched like a hearth.

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4 My heart 8has been smitten like bgrass and has 9withered away, Indeed, I 10forget to eat my bread.

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5 Because of the cloudness of my groaning My 11bones dcling to my flesh.

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    • Ұ 102:5 - Lit "voice"
    • ұ 102:5 - Lit "have cleaved"
      6 I eresemble a 12pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.

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        • Ҳ 102:6 - Lit "have become similar to"
          7 I 13lie awake, I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.

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          8 My enemies 14have reproached me all day long; Those who f15deride me ghave used my name as a 16curse.

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            • ҳ 102:8 - Or "made a fool of"
            • Ҵ 102:8 - Lit "have sworn by me"
              9 For I have eaten ashes like bread And 17mingled my drink with weeping

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              10 18Because * of Your indignation and Your wrath, For You have 19lifted me up and cast me away.

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              11 My days are like a h20lengthened shadow, And iI 21wither away like jgrass.

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                  12 But You, O LORD, k22abide forever, And Your l23name to all generations.

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                      13 You will 24arise and have 25compassion on Zion; For 26it is time to be gracious to her, For the 27appointed time has come.

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                      14 Surely Your servants mfind pleasure in her stones And feel pity for her dust.

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                          15 nSo the o28nations will fear the name of the LORD And 29all the kings of the earth Your glory.

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                              16 For the LORD has 30built up Zion; He has 31appeared in His glory.

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                              17 He has 32regarded the prayer of the pdestitute And has not despised their prayer.

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                              18 qThis will be 33written for the 34generation to come, rThat 35a people yet to be created smay praise tthe LORD.

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                                  19 For He 36looked down from His holy height; 37From heaven the LORD gazed uupon the earth,

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                                  20 To hear the 38groaning of the prisoner, To 39set free vthose who were doomed to death,

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                                    • Ӄ 102:20 - Lit "the sons of death"
                                      21 That men may 40tell of the name of the LORD in Zion And His praise in Jerusalem,

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                                      22 When 41the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

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                                      23 He has weakened my strength in the way; He has 42shortened my days.

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                                      24 I say, "O my God, 43do not take me away in the wmidst of my days, Your 44years are throughout all generations.

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                                      25 "Of old You 45founded the earth, And the 46heavens are the work of Your hands.

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                                      26 "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.

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                                        • Ӆ 102:26 - Lit "They themselves"
                                          27 "But You are y48the same, And Your years will not come to an end.

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                                          28 "The 49children of Your servants will continue, And their z50descendants will be established before You."

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