Psalms 102

MLV(i) 1 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah and let my cry come to you. 2 Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress. Incline your ear to me. Answer me speedily in the day when I call.
3 Because my days consume away like smoke and my bones are burned as a firebrand. 4 My heart is struck like grass and withered, because I forget to eat my bread. 5 Because of the voice of my groaning my bones cling to my flesh.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places. 7 I watch and have become like a sparrow that is alone upon the house-top.
8 My enemies reproach me all the day. Those who are mad against me curse by me. 9 Because I have eaten ashes like bread and mingled my drink with weeping, 10 because of your indignation and your wrath. Because you have taken me up and cast me away.
11 My days are like a shadow that declines and I am withered like grass.
12 But you, O Jehovah, will abide everlasting and your memorial to all generations. 13 You will arise and have mercy upon Zion, because it is time to have pity upon her, yes, the set time has come. 14 Because your servants take pleasure in her stones and have pity upon her dust.
15 So the nations will fear the name of Jehovah and all the kings of the earth your glory. 16 Because Jehovah has built up Zion. He has appeared in his glory.
17 He has regarded the prayer of the destitute and has not despised their prayer.
18 This will be written for the generation to come. And a people which will be created will praise Jehovah.
19 Because he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary. From heaven Jehovah beheld the earth, 20 to hear the sighing of the prisoner, to loose those who are appointed to death, 21 that men may declare the name of Jehovah in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem, 22 when the peoples are gathered together and the kingdoms to serve Jehovah.
23 He weakened my strength in the way. He shortened my days. 24 I said, O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days. Your years are throughout all generations.
25 You laid of old the foundation of the earth and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you will endure. Yes, all of them will grow old like a garment. As a raiment you will change them and they will be changed, 27 but you are the same and your years will have no end.
28 The sons of your servants will continue and their seed will be established before you.