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Psalm 102 :: New International Version (NIV)

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[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.

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Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.

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For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.

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My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.

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In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.

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I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.

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I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.

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All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.

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For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears

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because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.

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My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.

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But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.

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You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.

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For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.

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The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.

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For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.

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He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.

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Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:

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“The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,

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to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”

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So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem

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when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD.

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In the course of my life[fn] he broke my strength; he cut short my days.

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So I said: “Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.

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In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

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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.

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But you remain the same, and your years will never end.

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The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.”
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