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Psalm 102 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:1 - A prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to thee!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:2 - Do not hide thy face from me in the day of my distress! Incline thy ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:3 - For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:4 - My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; I forget to eat my bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:5 - Because of my loud groaning my bones cleave to my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I am like a vulture of the wilderness, like an owl of the waste places;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:7 - I lie awake, I am like a lonely bird on the housetop.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:8 - All the day my enemies taunt me, those who deride me use my name for a curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:9 - For I eat ashes like bread, and mingle tears with my drink,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:10 - because of thy indignation and anger; for thou hast taken me up and thrown me away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:11 - My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:12 - But thou, O LORD, art enthroned for ever; thy name endures to all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 - Thou wilt arise and have pity on Zion; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 - For thy servants hold her stones dear, and have pity on her dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:15 - The nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:16 - For the LORD will build up Zion, he will appear in his glory;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:17 - he will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their supplication.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:18 - Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:19 - that he looked down from his holy height, from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:20 - to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:21 - that men may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:22 - when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:23 - He has broken my strength in mid-course; he has shortened my days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:24 - "O my God," I say, "take me not hence in the midst of my days, thou whose years endure throughout all generations!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:25 - Of old thou didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:26 - They will perish, but thou dost endure; they will all wear out like a garment. Thou changest them like raiment, and they pass away;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:27 - but thou art the same, and thy years have no end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:28 - The children of thy servants shall dwell secure; their posterity shall be established before thee.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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