Psalm 102:14
New International Version
For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.

New Living Translation
For your people love every stone in her walls and cherish even the dust in her streets.

English Standard Version
For your servants hold her stones dear and have pity on her dust.

Berean Study Bible
For Your servants delight in her stones and take pity on her dust.

King James Bible
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

New King James Version
For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, And show favor to her dust.

New American Standard Bible
Surely Your servants take pleasure in her stones, And feel pity for her dust.

NASB 1995
Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones And feel pity for her dust.

NASB 1977
Surely Thy servants find pleasure in her stones, And feel pity for her dust.

Amplified Bible
For Your servants find [melancholy] pleasure in the stones [of her ruins] And feel pity for her dust.

Christian Standard Bible
For your servants take delight in its stones and favor its dust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Your servants take delight in its stones and favor its dust.

American Standard Version
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, And have pity upon her dust.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because your Servants delight in her stones and they love her dust!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thy servants have taken pleasure in her stones, and they shall pity her dust.

Contemporary English Version
We, your servants, love each stone in the city, and we are sad to see them lying in the dirt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the stones thereof have pleased thy servants: and they shall have pity on the earth thereof.

English Revised Version
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity upon her dust.

Good News Translation
Your servants love her, even though she is destroyed; they have pity on her, even though she is in ruins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your servants value Zion's stones, and they pity its rubble.

International Standard Version
Your servants take pleasure in its stones and delight in its debris.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thy servants take pleasure in her stones, And love her dust.

Literal Standard Version
For Your servants have been pleased with her stones, And they favor her dust.

NET Bible
Indeed, your servants take delight in her stones, and feel compassion for the dust of her ruins.

New Heart English Bible
For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.

World English Bible
For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thy servants have been pleased with her stones, And her dust they favour.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Prayer of the Afflicted
13You will rise up and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show her favor—the appointed time has come. 14For Your servants delight in her stones and take pity on her dust. 15So the nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth will fear Your glory.…

Cross References
Psalm 102:13
You will rise up and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show her favor--the appointed time has come.

Psalm 102:15
So the nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth will fear Your glory.

Psalm 122:6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you prosper.


Treasury of Scripture

For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

Psalm 79:1,7-10
A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps…

Psalm 137:5,6
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning

Ezra 1:5
Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.









(14) Stones . . . dust.--This touching description of the devotion of the Jews to their ruined city is best illustrated by the actual history in Nehemiah 3, 4, and by the scenes so often described by travellers at the "wailing place" in modern Jerusalem.

Verse 14. - For thy servants take pleasure in her stones (comp. Isaiah 64:10, 11; Lamentations 4:1; Nehemiah 2:13; Nehemiah 4:2). To this day the same affection is shown by Israelite pilgrims at the "Jews' Wailing Place." And favour (rather, pity) the dust thereof. The rubbish in which the stones lay (Nehemiah 4:2) seems to be intended.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

Your servants
עֲ֭בָדֶיךָ (‘ă·ḇā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

delight
רָצ֣וּ (rā·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

in her
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

stones
אֲבָנֶ֑יהָ (’ă·ḇā·ne·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 68: A stone

and
וְֽאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

take pity
יְחֹנֵֽנוּ׃ (yə·ḥō·nê·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

on her dust.
עֲפָרָ֥הּ (‘ă·p̄ā·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud


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