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Psalm 102

A *Prayer ||of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and *poureth out his complaint before the Lord.

aHear my prayer, O Lord,

And let my bcry ccome unto thee.

dHide not thy face from me

In the day when eI am in trouble; fincline thine ear unto me:

gIn the day when I call hanswer me speedily.

iFor my days are consumed ||like smoke,

And kmy bones are burned as an hearth.

My heart is smitten, and lwithered like grass;

llSo that I forget to eat my bread.

By reason of the voice of my groaning mmy bones cleave to my ||skin.

I am like a npelican of the wilderness:

I am like an oowl of the desert.

I pwatch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.

Mine enemies reproach me all the day;

And they that are qmad against me are sworn ragainst me.

For I have eaten ashes like bread,

And smingled my drink with weeping,

10  Because of thine indignation and thy wrath:

For thou hast tlifted me up, and ucast me down.

11  My days are xlike a shadow ythat declineth;

And I am lwithered like grass.

12  But zthou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever;

And athy remembrance bunto all generations.

13  Thou shalt arise, and chave mercy upon Zion:

For the time to favour her, yea, the dset time, is come.

14  For thy servants take pleasure in eher stones,

And favour fthe dust thereof.

15  So the heathen shall gfear the name of the Lord,

And hall the kings of the earth thy glory.

16  When ithe Lord shall build up Zion,

He jshall appear in his glory.

17  kHe will regard the prayer of lthe destitute,

And not despise their prayer.

18  This shall be mwritten nfor the generation to come:

And othe people which shall be created shall praise pthe Lord.

19  For he hath qlooked down from the height of his sanctuary;

rFrom heaven did the Lord behold the earth;

20  To hear sthe groaning of the prisoner;

To loose those that are appointed to death;

21  To tdeclare the name of the Lord in Zion,

And his praise in Jerusalem;

22  When the people are gathered together,

And uthe kingdoms, to serve the Lord.

23  He weakened my strength in the way;

xHe shortened my days.

24  yI said, O my God, ztake me not away ain the midst of my days:

bThy years are cthroughout all generations.

25  dOf old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth:

And the heavens are the work of thy hands.

26  eThey shall perish, but fthou shalt endure:

Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment;

As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

27  But gthou art the same,

And thy years shall have no end.

28  hThe children of thy servants shall icontinue,

And jtheir seed shall kbe established before thee.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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