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Psalm 102 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Prayer of an Afflicted One for Mercy on himself and on Zion.

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A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before Jehovah.
Hear my prayer, O Jehovah,
And let my cry come unto thee.
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Hide not thy face from me in the day of my distress:
Incline thine ear unto me;
In the day when I call answer me speedily.
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For my days consume away like smoke,
And my bones are burned as a firebrand.
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My heart is smitten like grass, and withered;
For I forget to eat my bread.
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By reason of the voice of my groaning
My bones cleave to my flesh.
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I am like a pelican of the wilderness;
I am become as an owl of the waste places.
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I watch, and am become like a sparrow
That is alone upon the house-top.
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Mine enemies reproach me all the day;
They that are mad against me do curse by me.
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For I have eaten ashes like bread,
And mingled my drink with weeping,
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Because of thine indignation and thy wrath:
For thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.
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My days are like a shadow that declineth;
And I am withered like grass.
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But thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide for ever;
And thy memorial name unto all generations.
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Thou wilt arise, and have mercy upon Zion;
For it is time to have pity upon her,
Yea, the set time is come.
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For thy servants take pleasure in her stones,
And have pity upon her dust.
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So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah,
And all the kings of the earth thy glory.
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For Jehovah hath built up Zion;
He hath appeared in his glory.
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He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute,
And hath not despised their prayer.
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This shall be written for the generation to come;
And a people which shall be created shall praise Jehovah.
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For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary;
From heaven did Jehovah behold the earth;
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To hear the sighing of the prisoner;
To loose those that are appointed to death;
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That men may declare the name of Jehovah in Zion,
And his praise in Jerusalem;
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When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
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He weakened my strength in the way;
He shortened my days.
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I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days:
Thy years are throughout all generations.
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Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth;
And the heavens are the work of thy hands.
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They 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:
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But thou art the same,
And thy years shall have no end.
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The children of thy servants shall continue,
And their seed shall be established before thee.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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