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Psalm 102 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear my prayer, O LORD ! And let my cry for help come to You. 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come to you.
2 Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly. 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 For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth. 3 For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.
4 My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread. 4 My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.
5 Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh. 5 Because of my loud groaning I am reduced to skin and bones.
6 I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places. 6 I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.
7 I lie awake, I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop. 7 I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.
8 My enemies have reproached me all day long; Those who deride me have used my name as a curse. 8 All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread And mingled my drink with weeping 9 For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears
10 Because of Your indignation and Your wrath, For You have lifted me up and cast me away. 10 because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass. 11 My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
12 But You, O LORD , abide forever, And Your name to all generations. 12 But you, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.
13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion; For it is time to be gracious to her, For the appointed time has 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 Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones And feel pity for her dust. 14 For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.
15 So the nations will fear the name of the LORD And all the kings of the earth Your glory. 15 The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
16 For the LORD has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory. 16 For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.
17 He has regarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer. 17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
18 This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD . 18 Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:
19 For He looked down from His holy height; From heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth, 19 "The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To set free those who were doomed to death, 20 to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death."
21 That men may tell of the name of the LORD in Zion And His praise in Jerusalem, 21 So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem
22 When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD . 22 when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD.
23 He has weakened my strength in the way; He has shortened my days. 23 In the course of my life he broke my strength; he cut short my days.
24 I say, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations. 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 "Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 "Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. 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 same, And Your years will not come to an end. 27 But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
28 "The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You." 28 The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you."