because of your anger and wrath. For you have picked me up and thrown me out.
My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering away like grass.
But you, O LORD, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation.
You will arise and have mercy on Jerusalem — and now is the time to pity her, now is the time you promised to help.
For your people love every stone in her walls and cherish even the dust in her streets.
Then the nations will tremble before the LORD . The kings of the earth will tremble before his glory.
For the LORD will rebuild Jerusalem. He will appear in his glory.
He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas.
Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the LORD .
Tell them the LORD looked down from his heavenly sanctuary. He looked down to earth from heaven
to hear the groans of the prisoners, to release those condemned to die.