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A prayer of an afflicted person who is weak and pours out his lament before the Lord. n
let my cry for help come before You. o
Listen closely to me;
answer me quickly when I call. p
and my bones burn like a furnace. q
4 My heart is afflicted, withered like grass; r
I even forget to eat my food. s
my flesh sticks to my bones. t
6 I am like a desert owl, u
like an owl among the ruins. v
7 I stay awake; w
I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
they ridicule and curse me. x
and mingle my drinks with tears y
for You have picked me up and thrown me aside. z
and I wither away like grass. a
12 But You, Lord, are enthroned forever; b
Your fame endures to all generations. c
13 You will rise up and have compassion on * Zion,
for it is time to show favor to her—
the appointed time has come. d
and favor its dust. e
15 Then the nations will fear the name of * Yahweh,
and all the kings of the earth Your glory, f
He will appear in His glory. g
and will not despise their prayer. h
and a newly created people will praise the Lord: i
the Lord gazed out from heaven to earth j—
the name of Yahweh in Zion
and His praise in Jerusalem, m
to serve the Lord. n
23 He has broken my o strength in midcourse;
He has shortened my days. p
in the middle of my life! q
Your years continue through all generations. r
and the heavens are the work of Your hands. s
all of them will wear out like clothing.
You will change them like a garment,
and they will pass away. t
and Your years will never end. u
and their offspring will be established before You.” v
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The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.
Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.
Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.