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Psalm 102 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:1 - A Prayer of the afflicted when he is feeble, and before Jehovah poureth out his plaint. O Jehovah, hear my prayer, yea, my cry to Thee cometh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:2 - Hide not Thou Thy face from me, In a day of mine adversity, Incline unto me Thine ear, In the day I call, haste, answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:3 - For consumed in smoke have been my days, And my bones as a fire-brand have burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:4 - Smitten as the herb, and withered, is my heart, For I have forgotten to eat my bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:5 - From the voice of my sighing Hath my bone cleaved to my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I have been like to a pelican of the wilderness, I have been as an owl of the dry places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:7 - I have watched, and I am As a bird alone on the roof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:8 - All the day mine enemies reproached me, Those mad at me have sworn against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:9 - Because ashes as bread I have eaten, And my drink with weeping have mingled,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:10 - From Thine indignation and Thy wrath, For Thou hast lifted me up, And dost cast me down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:11 - My days as a shadow are stretched out, And I -- as the herb I am withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:12 - And Thou, O Jehovah, to the age abidest, And Thy memorial to all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 - Thou -- Thou risest -- Thou pitiest Zion, For the time to favour her, For the appointed time hath come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 - For Thy servants have been pleased with her stones, And her dust they favour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:15 - And nations fear the name of Jehovah, And all kings of the earth Thine honour,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:16 - For Jehovah hath builded Zion, He hath been seen in His honour,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:17 - He turned unto the prayer of the destitute, And He hath not despised their prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:18 - This is written for a later generation, And the people created do praise Jah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:19 - For He hath looked From the high place of His sanctuary. Jehovah from heaven unto earth looked attentively,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:20 - To hear the groan of the prisoner, To loose sons of death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:21 - To declare in Zion the name of Jehovah, And His praise in Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:22 - In the peoples being gathered together, And the kingdoms -- to serve Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:23 - He hath humbled in the way my power, He hath shortened my days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:24 - I say, 'My God, take me not up in the midst of my days,' Through all generations are Thine years.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:25 - Beforetime the earth Thou didst found, And the work of Thy hands are the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:26 - They -- They perish, and Thou remainest, And all of them as a garment become old, As clothing Thou changest them, And they are changed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:27 - And Thou art the same, and Thine years are not finished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:28 - The sons of Thy servants do continue, And their seed before Thee is established!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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