Psalms 102:1

1 1Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry 2come to you!

Psalms 102:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 102:1

Hear my prayer, O Lord
The prayer of a poor, destitute, and afflicted one; his own, and not another's; not what was composed for him, but composed by him; which came out of his own heart, and out of unfeigned lips, and expressed under a feeling sense of his own wants and troubles; and though dictated and inwrought in his heart by the Spirit of God, yet, being put up by him in faith and fervency, it is called his own, and which he desires might be heard:

and let my cry come unto thee;
he calls his prayer cry, because it was uttered in distress, and with great vehemency and importunity; and he prays that it might come unto God, even into his ears, and be regarded by him, and not shut out: prayer comes aright to God, when it comes through Christ, and out of his hands, perfumed with the incense of his mediation.


F5 (ynel) "pauperis", V. L. Pagninus, Vatablus, Amama; "inopis", Cocceius.
F6 (Pjey) "convolveretur", Munster; "obtegitur", Gejerus, so Michaelis.
F7 (wxyv) "meditationem suam", Junius & Tremellius, Gejerus, so Ainsworth.

Psalms 102:1 In-Context

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to you!
2 Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!
3 For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.
4 My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread.
5 Because of my loud groaning my bones cling to my flesh.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 39:12
  • 2. Psalms 18:6; Exodus 2:23; 1 Samuel 9:16
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