Psalm 102

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  • 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.
  • 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.
  • 3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
  • 4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
  • 5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
  • 6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
  • 7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
  • 8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
  • 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
  • 10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
  • 11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
  • 12 But thou, O LORD, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
  • 13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
  • 14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
  • 15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
  • 16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
  • 17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
  • 18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
  • 19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
  • 20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
  • 21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
  • 22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
  • 23 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
  • 24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
  • 25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
  • 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
  • 27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
  • 28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

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