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Psalm 102 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Affliction in Light of Eternity

A prayer of a suffering person who is weak and pours out his lament before the LORD.

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Lord, hear my prayer;

let my cry for help come before you.

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Do not hide your face from me in my day of trouble.

Listen closely to me;

answer me quickly when I call.

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For my days vanish like smoke,

and my bones burn like a furnace.

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My heart is suffering, withered like grass;

I even forget to eat my food.

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Because of the sound of my groaning,

my flesh sticks to my bones.

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I am like an eagle owl,

like a little owl among the ruins.

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I stay awake;

I am like a solitary bird on a roof.

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My enemies taunt me all day long;

they ridicule and use my name as a curse.

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I eat ashes like bread

and mingle my drinks with tears

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because of your indignation and wrath;

for you have picked me up and thrown me aside.

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My days are like a lengthening shadow,

and I wither away like grass.

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But you, Lord, are enthroned forever;

your fame endures to all generations.

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You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,

for it is time to show favor to her —

the appointed time has come.

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For your servants take delight in its stones

and favor its dust.

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Then the nations will fear the name of the Lord,

and all the kings of the earth your glory,

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for the Lord will rebuild Zion;

he will appear in his glory.

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He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute

and will not despise their prayer.

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This will be written for a later generation,

and a people who have not yet been created will praise the Lord:

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He looked down from his holy heights —

the Lord gazed out from heaven to earth —

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to hear a prisoner’s groaning,

to set free those condemned to die,

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so that they might declare

the name of the Lord in Zion

and his praise in Jerusalem,

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when peoples and kingdoms are assembled

to serve the Lord.

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He has broken my strength in midcourse;

he has shortened my days.

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I say: “My God, do not take me

in the middle of my life!

Your years continue through all generations.

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“Long ago you established the earth,

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“They will perish, but you will endure;

all of them will wear out like clothing.

You will change them like a garment,

and they will pass away.

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“But you are the same,

and your years will never end.

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“Your servants’ children will dwell securely,

and their offspring will be established before you.”

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Lit free sons of death
Some Hb mss, LXX read his
Lit my days

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