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Psalm 102 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The LORD’s Eternal Love
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:1 - A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD.

Hear my prayer, O LORD,
And let my cry come to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:2 - Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;
Incline Your ear to me;
In the day that I call, answer me speedily.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:3 - For my days are consumed like smoke,
And my bones are burned like a hearth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:4 - My heart is stricken and withered like grass,
So that I forget to eat my bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:5 - Because of the sound of my groaning
My bones cling to my skin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I am like a pelican of the wilderness;
I am like an owl of the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:7 - I lie awake,
And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:8 - My enemies reproach me all day long;
Those who deride me swear an oath against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:9 - For I have eaten ashes like bread,
And mingled my drink with weeping,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:10 - Because of Your indignation and Your wrath;
For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:11 - My days are like a shadow that lengthens,
And I wither away like grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:12 - But You, O LORD, shall endure forever,
And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 - You will arise and have mercy on Zion;
For the time to favor her,
Yes, the set time, has come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 - For Your servants take pleasure in her stones,
And show favor to her dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:15 - So the nations shall fear the name of the LORD,
And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:16 - For the LORD shall build up Zion;
He shall appear in His glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:17 - He shall regard the prayer of the destitute,
And shall not despise their prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:18 - This will be written for the generation to come,
That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:19 - For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary;
From heaven the LORD viewed the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:20 - To hear the groaning of the prisoner,
To release those appointed to death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:21 - To declare the name of the LORD in Zion,
And His praise in Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:22 - When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:23 - He weakened my strength in the way;
He shortened my days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:24 - I said, “O my God,
Do not take me away in the midst of my days;
Your years are throughout all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:25 - Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:26 - They will perish, but You will endure;
Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will change them,
And they will be changed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:27 - But You are the same,
And Your years will have no end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:28 - The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You.”

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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