102:1 A 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 to thee.
102:2 Hide not thy face from me in the day [when] I am in
trouble; incline thy ear to me: in the day [when] I call,
answer me speedily.
102:3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are
burned as an hearth.
102:4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I
forget to eat my bread.
102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones cleave to
102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of
102:7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
102:8 My enemies reproach me all the day; [and] they that are
enraged against me are sworn against me.
102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink
102:10 Because of thy indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast
lifted me up, and cast me down.
102:11 My days [are] like a shadow that declineth; and I am
withered like grass.
102:12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy
remembrance to all generations.
102:13 Thou shalt arise, [and] have mercy upon Zion: for the
time to favor her, yes, the set time, is come.
102:14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor
the dust thereof.
102:15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD: and all
the kings of the earth thy glory.
102:16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he will appear in his
102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not
despise their prayer.
102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the
people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
102:19 For he hath looked down from the hight of his sanctuary;
from heaven hath the LORD beheld the earth;
102:20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that
are appointed to death;
102:21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise
102:22 When the people are assembled, and the kingdoms, to serve
102:23 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
102:24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my
days: thy years [are] throughout all generations.
102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and
the heavens [are] the work of thy hands.
102:26 They shall perish, but thou wilt endure: yes, all of them
shall grow old like a garment; as a vesture wilt thou change
them, and they shall be changed:
102:27 But thou [art] the same, and thy years will have no end.
102:28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their
seed shall be established before thee.