Psalm 102:1–11

1 aHear my prayer, O Lord!

And let my cry for help bcome to You.

2 aDo not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress;

bIncline Your ear to me;

In the day when I call aanswer me quickly.

3 For my days ahave been 1consumed in smoke,

And my bbones have been scorched like a hearth.

4 My heart ahas been smitten like 1grass and has bwithered away,

Indeed, I cforget to eat my bread.

5 Because of the 1loudness of my groaning

My abones 2cling to my flesh.

6 I 1resemble a apelican of the wilderness;

I have become like an owl of the waste places.

7 I alie awake,

I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.

8 My enemies ahave reproached me all day long;

Those who 1bderide me 2have used my name as a ccurse.

9 For I have eaten ashes like bread

And amingled my drink with weeping

10 aBecause of Your indignation and Your wrath,

For You have blifted me up and cast me away.

11 My days are like a 1alengthened shadow,

And 2I bwither away like 3grass.

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