Psalms 102:2

2 Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.

Psalms 102:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
ESV
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!
NLT
2 Don’t turn away from me in my time of distress. Bend down to listen, and answer me quickly when I call to you.
MSG
2 Don't turn your back on me just when I need you so desperately. Pay attention! This is a cry for help! And hurry - this can't wait!
CSB
2 Do not hide Your face from me in my day of trouble. Listen closely to me; answer me quickly when I call.

Psalms 102:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 102:2

Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in
trouble
Thy Shechinah, as the Targum: when God hides his face at any time from his people, it is a trouble to them, and very grievous; but especially when they are in any other trouble besides; it is very afflicting, indeed, when to their outward trouble this is added, which was Job's case, ( Job 23:1-3 ) , incline thine ear unto me; condescend, in great grace and goodness, to stoop and bow thine ear, and listen to the voice of my supplication: in the day when I call, answer me speedily; good men are always for speedy answers of prayer; they would have them the day, the hour, the moment they are calling upon God: sometimes answers are returned as soon, ( Isaiah 65:24 ) , the case of the psalmist was very distressing, and, as he thought at least, required haste, and therefore requests a speedy answer.

Psalms 102:2 In-Context

1 Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you.
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 vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.
4 My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.
5 In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 22:24; Psalms 69:17
  • 2. S 2 Kings 19:16; Psalms 31:2; Psalms 88:2