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Psalm 102 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:1 - [fn]A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the LORD. Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:2 - Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:3 - For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:4 - My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:5 - In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:7 - I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:8 - All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:9 - For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:10 - because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:11 - My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:12 - But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 - You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 - For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:15 - The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:16 - For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:17 - He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:18 - Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:19 - “The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:20 - to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:21 - So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:22 - when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:23 - In the course of my life[fn] he broke my strength; he cut short my days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:24 - So I said: “Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:25 - In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:26 - They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:27 - But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:28 - The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.”
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 102:1-28 is numbered 102:2-29.
Or By his power

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