Psalms 102:1-11

A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the LORD.

1 [a]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.
6 I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.
7 I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.
8 All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.
9 For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears
10 because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.

Cross References 20

  • 1. Psalms 4:1
  • 2. S Exodus 2:23
  • 3. S Psalms 22:24; Psalms 69:17
  • 4. S 2 Kings 19:16; Psalms 31:2; Psalms 88:2
  • 5. S Psalms 37:20; S James 4:14
  • 6. Lamentations 1:13
  • 7. S Psalms 37:2; Psalms 90:5-6
  • 8. S 1 Samuel 1:7; S Ezra 10:6; S Job 33:20
  • 9. S Psalms 6:6
  • 10. S Deuteronomy 14:15-17; Job 30:29; Isaiah 34:11; Zephaniah 2:14
  • 11. Psalms 77:4
  • 12. Psalms 38:11
  • 13. S Psalms 31:11
  • 14. S Psalms 42:10; Luke 22:63-65; Luke 23:35-37
  • 15. S Exodus 22:28; Isaiah 65:15; Jeremiah 24:9; Jeremiah 25:18; Jeremiah 42:18; Jeremiah 44:12; Ezekiel 14:8; Zechariah 8:13
  • 16. Isaiah 44:20
  • 17. Psalms 6:6; Psalms 42:3; Psalms 80:5
  • 18. Psalms 7:11; Psalms 38:3
  • 19. S 1 Chronicles 29:15; S Job 14:2; S Psalms 39:6
  • 20. S Job 8:12; James 1:10

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 102:1-28 is numbered 102:2-29.
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.