Psalm 102
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Do Not Hide Your Face from Me

A Prayer of the afflicted when he is faint and [†]pours out his complaint before Yahweh.

1O Yahweh, hear my prayer!

And let my cry for help come to You.

2Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress;

Incline Your ear to me;

In the day when I call answer me quickly.

3For my days have [†]vanished in smoke,

And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

4My heart has been stricken like [†]grass and it has dried up,

Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.

5Because of the sound of my groaning

My bones [†]cling to my flesh.

6I resemble a pelican of the wilderness;

I have become like an owl of the waste places.

7I lie awake,

I have become like a lonely bird on a roof.

8My enemies have reproached me all day long;

Those who [†]ridicule me swear against me.

9For I have eaten ashes like bread

And mixed my drinks with weeping

10Because of Your indignation and Your wrath,

For You have lifted me up and cast me away.

11My days are like an outstretched shadow,

And as for me, I dry up like [†]grass.

12But You, O Yahweh, [†]abide forever,

And the remembrance of Your name [†]from generation to generation.

13You will arise and have compassion on Zion—

For it is time to be gracious to it,

For the appointed time has come.

14For Your slaves [†]find pleasure in its stones

And show grace to its dust—

15[†]So the [†]nations will fear the name of Yahweh

And all the kings of the earth Your glory.

16For Yahweh has built up Zion;

He has appeared in His glory.

17He has turned toward the prayer of the [†]destitute

And has not despised their prayer.

18[†]This will be written for the generation to come,

And a people yet to be created will praise Yah.

19For He looked down from His holy height;

From heaven Yahweh gazed [†]upon the earth,

20To hear the groaning of the prisoner,

To set free [†]those who were doomed to death,

21To recount the name of Yahweh in Zion

And His praise in Jerusalem,

22When the peoples are gathered together,

And the kingdoms, to serve Yahweh.

23He has afflicted my strength in the way;

He has shortened my days.

24I say, “O my God, do not take me away in the [†]midst of my days,

Your years are from generation to all generations.

25Of old You founded the earth,

And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

26[†]Even they will perish, but You will remain;

And all of them will wear out like a garment;

Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.

27But You are [†]the same,

And Your years will not come to an end.

28The children of Your slaves will dwell securely,

And their seed will be established before You.”

Title Ps 142:2
3 Or finished
4 Lit vegetation
5 Lit have cleaved
8 Or made a fool of
11 Lit vegetation
12 Or sit enthroned
12 Lit to
14 Or have found
15 Or And
15 Or Gentiles
17 Or naked
18 Or Let this be written
19 Lit toward
20 Lit the sons of death
24 Lit half
26 Lit They themselves
27 Lit He

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