A prayer of a suffering person who is weak and pours out his lament before the Lord.d
let my cry for help come before you.e
Listen closely to me;
answer me quickly when I call.f
and my bones burn like a furnace.g
4 My heart is suffering, withered like grass;h
I even forget to eat my food.i
my flesh sticks to my bones.j
like a little owl among the ruins.k
7 I stay awake;l
I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
they ridicule and use my name as a curse.m
and mingle my drinks with tearsn
for you have picked me up and thrown me aside.o
and I wither away like grass.p
12 But you, Lord, are enthroned forever;q
your fame endures to all generations.r
for it is time to show favor to her—
the appointed time has come.s
and favor its dust.t
and all the kings of the earth your glory,u
he will appear in his glory.v
and will not despise their prayer.w
and a people who have not yet been created will praise the Lord:x
the Lord gazed out from heaven to earthy—
the name of the Lord in Zion
and his praise in Jerusalemaa
to serve the Lord.ab
23 He has broken myC strength in midcourse;
he has shortened my days.ac
in the middle of my life!D
Your years continue through all generations.ad
and the heavens are the work of your hands.ae
all of them will wear out like clothing.
You will change them like a garment,
and they will pass away.af
and your years will never end.ag
and their offspring will be established before you.”ah
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