Hear my prayer,1 LORD; let my cry for help2 come to you.
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Do not hide your face3 from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear4 to me; when I call, answer me quickly.
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For my days vanish like smoke;5 my bones6 burn like glowing embers.
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My heart is blighted and withered like grass;7 I forget to eat my food.8
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In my distress I groan aloud9 and am reduced to skin and bones.
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I am like a desert owl,10 like an owl among the ruins.
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I lie awake;11 I have become like a bird alone12 on a roof.
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All day long my enemies13 taunt me;14 those who rail against me use my name as a curse.15
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For I eat ashes16 as my food and mingle my drink with tears17
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because of your great wrath,18 for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
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My days are like the evening shadow;19 I wither20 away like grass.
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But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever;21 your renown endures22 through all generations.23
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You will arise24 and have compassion25 on Zion, for it is time26 to show favor27 to her; the appointed time28 has come.
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For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.
The nations will fear29 the name of the LORD, all the kings30 of the earth will revere your glory.
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For the LORD will rebuild Zion31 and appear in his glory.32
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He will respond to the prayer33 of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
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Let this be written34 for a future generation, that a people not yet created35 may praise the LORD:
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"The LORD looked down36 from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,
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to hear the groans of the prisoners37 and release those condemned to death."
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So the name of the LORD will be declared38 in Zion and his praise39 in Jerusalem
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when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship40 the LORD.
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In the course of my life he broke my strength; he cut short my days.41
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So I said: "Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on42 through all generations.
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In the beginning43 you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens44 are the work of your hands.45
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They will perish,46 but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.
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But you remain the same,47 and your years will never end.48
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The children of your servants49 will live in your presence; their descendants50 will be established before you."
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