PS 102:2 \102:1\A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to thee.
PS 102:3 \102:2\Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thy ear to me: in the day when I call, answer me speedily.
PS 102:4 \102:3\For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
PS 102:5 \102:4\My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
PS 102:6 \102:5\By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones cleave to my skin.
PS 102:7 \102:6\I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
PS 102:8 \102:7\I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
PS 102:9 \102:8\My enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are enraged against me are sworn against me.
PS 102:10 \102:9\For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
PS 102:11 \102:10\Because of thy indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
PS 102:12 \102:11\My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
PS 102:13 \102:12\But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance to all generations.
PS 102:14 \102:13\Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, is come.
PS 102:15 \102:14\For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.
PS 102:16 \102:15\So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD: and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
PS 102:17 \102:16\When the LORD shall build up Zion, he will appear in his glory.
PS 102:18 \102:17\He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
PS 102:19 \102:18\This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
PS 102:20 \102:19\For he hath looked down from the hight of his sanctuary; from heaven hath the LORD beheld the earth;
PS 102:21 \102:20\To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
PS 102:22 \102:21\To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
PS 102:23 \102:22\When the people are assembled, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
PS 102:24 \102:23\He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
PS 102:25 \102:24\I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
PS 102:26 \102:25\Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
PS 102:27 \102:26\They shall perish, but thou wilt endure: yes, all of them shall grow old like a garment; as a vesture wilt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
PS 102:28 \102:27\But thou art the same, and thy years will have no end.
PS 102:29 \102:28\The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.