The book of Psalms

Chapter 102

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


A grievous complaint
Psalm 102:1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.
Psalm 102:2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
Psalm 102:3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
Psalm 102:4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Psalm 102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
Psalm 102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
Psalm 102:7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
Psalm 102:8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
Psalm 102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
Psalm 102:10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
Psalm 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
God's mercies are to be recorded
Psalm 102:12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
Psalm 102:13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
Psalm 102:14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
Psalm 102:15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
Psalm 102:16 Messianic Prophecy When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Psalm 102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.
Psalm 102:19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth;
Psalm 102:20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
Psalm 102:21 To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
Psalm 102:22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.
Psalm 102:23 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
Psalm 102:24 Messianic Prophecy I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
Psalm 102:25 Messianic Prophecy Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Psalm 102:26 Messianic Prophecy They shall perish, but thou shalt endure; yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Psalm 102:27 Messianic Prophecy But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
Psalm 102:28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.
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