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Psalm 102

The Lord’s Eternal Love

A Prayer of the Afflicted, aWhen He is Overwhelmed and Pours Out His Complaint Before the Lord.

1 Hear my prayer, O Lord,

And let my cry come to You.

2 bDo not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;

Incline Your ear to me;

In the day that I call, answer me speedily.

3 For my days 1are cconsumed like smoke,

And my bones are burned like a hearth.

4 My heart is stricken and withered like grass,

So that I forget to eat my bread.

5 Because of the sound of my groaning

My bones cling to my 2skin.

6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness;

I am like an owl of the desert.

7 I lie awake,

And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.

8 My enemies reproach me all day long;

Those who deride me swear an oath against me.

9 For I have eaten ashes like bread,

And mingled my drink with weeping,

10 Because of Your indignation and Your wrath;

For You have lifted me up and cast me away.

11 My days are like a shadow that lengthens,

And I wither away like grass.

12 But You, O Lord, shall endure forever,

And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.

13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion;

For the time to favor her,

Yes, the set time, has come.

14 For Your servants take pleasure in her stones,

And show favor to her dust.

15 So the 3nations shall dfear the name of the Lord,

And all the kings of the earth Your glory.

16 For the Lord shall build up Zion;

eHe shall appear in His glory.

17 fHe shall regard the prayer of the destitute,

And shall not despise their prayer.

18 This will be gwritten for the generation to come,

That ha people yet to be created may praise the Lord.

19 For He ilooked down from the height of His sanctuary;

From heaven the Lord viewed the earth,

20 jTo hear the groaning of the prisoner,

To release those appointed to death,

21 To kdeclare the name of the Lord in Zion,

And His praise in Jerusalem,

22 lWhen the peoples are gathered together,

And the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.

23 He weakened my strength in the way;

He mshortened my days.

24 nI said, “O my God,

Do not take me away in the midst of my days;

oYour years are throughout all generations.

25 pOf old You laid the foundation of the earth,

And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

26 qThey will perish, but You will 4endure;

Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;

Like a cloak You will change them,

And they will be changed.

27 But rYou are the same,

And Your years will have no end.

28 sThe children of Your servants will continue,

And their descendants will be established before You.”


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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