Psalm 102:18

18 Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:

Read Psalm 102:18 Using Other Translations

This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD:
Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the LORD .

What does Psalm 102:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 102:18

This shall be written for the generation to come
This prayer, as the Targum paraphrases it, is a directory to saints in distressed circumstances; or that which was just now said, that the Lord will regard, and not despise the prayer of the destitute; this shall stand on record, for the encouragement of praying souls in all generations; or this whole prophecy, concerning the glory of the church in the latter day; this shall be written for the next generation, and so on until it is accomplished, to keep up the faith and expectation of the fulfilment of it:

and the people which shall be created:
born at the time when all this shall be done; or who shall become new creatures; be created in Christ Jesus, and made new men;

these shall praise the Lord,
when he shall arise and have mercy on Zion; when he shall favour and rebuild her, in answer to the prayers of his people; then their prayers will be turned into praise; then will those voices be heard among them, hallelujah, salvation, glory, honour, and power unto the Lord our God, ( Revelation 19:1 ) .

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