Bible: Psalm 102
Psalm 102 1
102:1 The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament before the
Pay attention to my cry for help! 2
102:2 Do not ignore me in my time of trouble! 3
Listen to me! 4
When I call out to you, quickly answer me!
102:3 For my days go up in smoke, 5
and my bones are charred like a fireplace. 6
102:4 My heart is parched 7 and withered like grass,
102:5 Because of the anxiety that makes me groan,
my bones protrude from my skin. 10
102:6 I am like an owl 11 in the wilderness;
102:7 I stay awake; 14
I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
102:8 All day long my enemies taunt me;
those who mock me use my name in their curses. 15
102:9 For I eat ashes as if they were bread, 16
and mix my drink with my tears, 17
102:10 because of your anger and raging fury.
Indeed, 18 you pick me up and throw me away.
102:11 My days are coming to an end, 19
and I am withered like grass.
102:12 But you, O
and your reputation endures. 21
102:13 You will rise up and have compassion on Zion. 22
For it is time to have mercy on her,
for the appointed time has come.
102:14 Indeed, 23 your servants take delight in her stones,
102:15 The nations will respect the reputation of the
and all the kings of the earth will respect 27 his splendor,
102:16 when the
and reveals his splendor,
102:17 when he responds to the prayer of the destitute, 28
102:18 The account of his intervention 31 will be recorded for future generations;
people yet to be born will praise the
102:19 For he will look down from his sanctuary above; 32
from heaven the
102:20 in order to hear the painful cries of the prisoners,
and to set free those condemned to die, 34
102:21 so they may proclaim the name of the
102:22 when the nations gather together,
and the kingdoms pay tribute to the
102:23 He has taken away my strength in the middle of life; 38
he has cut short my days.
102:24 I say, “O my God, please do not take me away in the middle of my life! 39
You endure through all generations. 40
102:25 In earlier times you established the earth;
the skies are your handiwork.
102:26 They will perish,
but you will endure. 41
They will wear out like a garment;
like clothes you will remove them and they will disappear. 42
102:27 But you remain; 43
your years do not come to an end.
102:28 The children of your servants will settle down here,