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Psalm 102

102:1 A Prayer of the afflicted when he is feeble, and before Jehovah poureth out his plaint. O Jehovah, hear my prayer, yea, my cry to Thee cometh. 102:2 Hide not Thou Thy face from me, In a day of mine adversity, Incline unto me Thine ear, In the day I call, haste, answer me. 102:3 For consumed in smoke have been my days, And my bones as a fire-brand have burned. 102:4 Smitten as the herb, and withered, is my heart, For I have forgotten to eat my bread. 102:5 From the voice of my sighing Hath my bone cleaved to my flesh. 102:6 I have been like to a pelican of the wilderness, I have been as an owl of the dry places. 102:7 I have watched, and I am As a bird alone on the roof. 102:8 All the day mine enemies reproached me, Those mad at me have sworn against me. 102:9 Because ashes as bread I have eaten, And my drink with weeping have mingled, 102:10 From Thine indignation and Thy wrath, For Thou hast lifted me up, And dost cast me down. 102:11 My days as a shadow [are] stretched out, And I--as the herb I am withered.  102:12 And Thou, O Jehovah, to the age abidest, And Thy memorial to all generations. 102:13 Thou--Thou risest--Thou pitiest Zion, For the time to favour her, For the appointed time hath come. 102:14 For Thy servants have been pleased with her stones, And her dust they favour. 102:15 And nations fear the name of Jehovah, And all kings of the earth Thine honour, 102:16 For Jehovah hath builded Zion, He hath been seen in His honour, 102:17 He turned unto the prayer of the destitute, And He hath not despised their prayer. 102:18 This is written for a later generation, And the people created do praise Jah. 102:19 For He hath looked From the high place of His sanctuary. Jehovah from heaven unto earth looked attentively, 102:20 To hear the groan of the prisoner, To loose sons of death, 102:21 To declare in Zion the name of Jehovah, And His praise in Jerusalem, 102:22 In the peoples being gathered together, And the kingdoms--to serve Jehovah.  102:23 He hath humbled in the way my power, He hath shortened my days. 102:24 I say, `My God, take me not up in the midst of my days,' Through all generations [are] Thine years. 102:25 Beforetime the earth Thou didst found, And the work of Thy hands [are] the heavens. 102:26 They--They perish, and Thou remainest, And all of them as a garment become old, As clothing Thou changest them, And they are changed. 102:27 And Thou [art] the same, and Thine years are not finished. 102:28 The sons of Thy servants do continue, And their seed before Thee is established! 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain