Psalm 102
King James BibleInternational Standard Version
1A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.1LORD, hear my prayer! May my cry for help come to you.
2Hide 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.2Do not hide your face from me when I am in trouble. Listen to me. When I call to out you, hurry to answer me!
3For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.3For my days are vanishing like smoke; my bones are charred as in a fireplace.
4My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.4Withered like grass, my heart is overwhelmed, and I have even forgotten to eat my food.
5By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.5Because of the sound of my sighing, my bones cling to my skin.
6I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.6I resemble a pelican in the wilderness or an owl in a desolate land.
7I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.7I lie awake, yet I am like a bird isolated on a rooftop.
8Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.8My enemies revile me all day long; those who ridicule me use my name to curse.
9For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,9I have eaten ashes as food and mixed my drink with tears
10Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.10because of your indignation and wrath, when you lifted and threw me away.
11My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.11My life is like a declining shadow, and I am withering like a plant.
12But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.12But you, LORD, are enthroned forever; You are remembered throughout all generations.
13Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.13You will arise to extend compassion on Zion, for it is time to show her favor— the appointed time has come.
14For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.14Your servants take pleasure in its stones and delight in its debris.
15So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.15Nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth, your splendor.
16When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.16When the LORD rebuilds Zion, he will appear in his glory.
17He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.17He will turn to the prayer of the destitute, not despising their prayer.
18This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.18Write this for the next generation, that a people yet to be created will praise the LORD.
19For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;19For when he looked down from his holy heights— the LORD looked over the earth from heaven—
20To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;20to listen to the groans of prisoners, to set free those condemned to death,
21To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;21so they would declare the name of the LORD in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem,
22When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.22when people and kingdoms gather together to serve the LORD.
23He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.23He has weakened my strength along the way. He has cut short my days.
24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.24I say, "My God, whose years continue through all generations, do not take me in the middle of my life.
25Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.25You established the earth long ago; the heavens are the work of your hands.
26They 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:26They will perish, but you will remain; and they all will become worn out, like a garment. You will change them like clothing, and they will pass away.
27But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.27But you remain the same; your years never end.
28The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.28May the descendants of your servants live securely, and may their children be established in your presence."
King James Bible, text courtesy of Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
Psalm 101
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