Young's Literal Translation

Psalms 102

The prophet in his prayer maketh a grievous complaint.

Psalms 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. Psalms 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. Psalms 102:3 For consumed in smoke have been my days, And my bones as a fire-brand have burned. Psalms 102:4 Smitten as the herb, and withered, is my heart, For I have forgotten to eat my bread. Psalms 102:5 From the voice of my sighing Hath my bone cleaved to my flesh. Psalms 102:6 I have been like to a pelican of the wilderness, I have been as an owl of the dry places. Psalms 102:7 I have watched, and I am As a bird alone on the roof. Psalms 102:8 All the day mine enemies reproached me, Those mad at me have sworn against me. Psalms 102:9 Because ashes as bread I have eaten, And my drink with weeping have mingled, Psalms 102:10 From Thine indignation and Thy wrath, For Thou hast lifted me up, And dost cast me down. Psalms 102:11 My days as a shadow [are] stretched out, And I—as the herb I am withered.

He taketh comfort in the eternity and mercy of God.

Psalms 102:12 And Thou, O Jehovah, to the age abidest, And Thy memorial to all generations. Psalms 102:13 Thou—Thou risest—Thou pitiest Zion, For the time to favour her, For the appointed time hath come. Psalms 102:14 For Thy servants have been pleased with her stones, And her dust they favour. Psalms 102:15 And nations fear the name of Jehovah, And all kings of the earth Thine honour, Psalms 102:16 For Jehovah hath builded Zion, He hath been seen in His honour, Psalms 102:17 He turned unto the prayer of the destitute, And He hath not despised their prayer.

The mercies of God are to be recorded.

Psalms 102:18 This is written for a later generation, And the people created do praise Jah. Psalms 102:19 For He hath looked From the high place of His sanctuary. Jehovah from heaven unto earth looked attentively, Psalms 102:20 To hear the groan of the prisoner, To loose sons of death, Psalms 102:21 To declare in Zion the name of Jehovah, And His praise in Jerusalem, Psalms 102:22 In the peoples being gathered together, And the kingdoms—to serve Jehovah.

He sustaineth his weakness by the unchangeableness of God.

Psalms 102:23 He hath humbled in the way my power, He hath shortened my days. Psalms 102:24 I say, 'My God, take me not up in the midst of my days,' Through all generations [are] Thine years. Psalms 102:25 Beforetime the earth Thou didst found, And the work of Thy hands [are] the heavens. Psalms 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. Psalms 102:27 And Thou [art] the same, and Thine years are not finished. Psalms 102:28 The sons of Thy servants do continue, And their seed before Thee is established!

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