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Psalm 102 :: New English Translation (NET)

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

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