Psalm 102 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 LORD, hear my prayer! Let my cry reach you! 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come to you.
2 Don't hide your face from me in my time of trouble! Listen to me! Answer me quickly as I cry out! 2 Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.
3 Because my days disappear like smoke, my bones are burned up as if in an oven; 3 For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.
4 my heart is smashed like dried-up grass. I even forget to eat my food 4 My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.
5 because of my intense groans. My bones are protruding from my skin. 5 Because of my loud groaning I am reduced to skin and bones.
6 I'm like some wild owl— like some screech owl in the desert. 6 I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.
7 I lie awake all night. I'm all alone like a bird on a roof. 7 I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.
8 All day long my enemies make fun of me; those who mock me curse using my name! 8 All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.
9 I've been eating ashes instead of bread. I've been mixing tears into my drinks 9 For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears
10 because of your anger and wrath, because you picked me up and threw me away. 10 because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like a shadow soon gone. I'm dried up like dead grass. 11 My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
12 But you, LORD, rule forever! Your fame lasts from one generation to the next! 12 But you, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.
13 You will stand up— you'll have compassion on Zion because it is time to have mercy on her— the time set for that has now come! 13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.
14 Your servants cherish Zion's stones; they show mercy even to her dirt. 14 For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will honor the LORD's name; all the earth's rulers will honor your glory 15 The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
16 because the LORD will rebuild Zion; he will be seen there in his glory. 16 For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.
17 God will turn to the prayer of the impoverished; he won't despise their prayers. 17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
18 Let this be written down for the next generation so that people not yet created will praise the LORD: 18 Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:
19 The LORD looked down from his holy summit, surveyed the earth from heaven, 19 "The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the prisoners' groans, to set free those condemned to death, 20 to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death."
21 that the LORD's name may be declared in Zion and his praise declared in Jerusalem, 21 So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem
22 when all people are gathered together— all kingdoms—to serve the LORD. 22 when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD.
23 God broke my strength in midstride, cutting my days short. 23 In the course of my life he broke my strength; he cut short my days.
24 I said, "My God, don't take me away in the prime of life— your years go on from one generation to the next! 24 So I said: "Do not take me away, O my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.
25 You laid the earth's foundations long ago; the skies are your handiwork. 25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 These things will pass away, but you will last. All of these things will wear out like clothing; you change them like clothes, and they pass on. 26 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.
27 But you are the one! Your years never end! 27 But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
28 Let your servants' children live safe; let your servants' descendants live secure in your presence." 28 The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you."