Psalms 102 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 102


Psalms 102:1

Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, And let my cry come unto thee.

Psalms 102:2

Hide not thy face from me in the day of my distress: Incline thine ear unto me; In the day when I call answer me speedily.

Psalms 102:3

For my days consume away like smoke, And my bones are burned as a firebrand.

Psalms 102:4

My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; For I forget to eat my bread.

Psalms 102:5

By reason of the voice of my groaning My bones cleave to my flesh.

Psalms 102:6

I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am become as an owl of the waste places.

Psalms 102:7

I watch, and am become like a sparrow That is alone upon the house-top.

Psalms 102:8

Mine enemies reproach me all the day; They that are mad against me do curse by me.

Psalms 102:9

For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping,

Psalms 102:10

Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: For thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.

Psalms 102:11

My days are like a shadow that declineth; And I am withered like grass.

Psalms 102:12

But thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide for ever; And thy memorial [name] unto all generations.

Psalms 102:13

Thou wilt arise, and have mercy upon Zion; For it is time to have pity upon her, Yea, the set time is come.

Psalms 102:14

For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, And have pity upon her dust.

Psalms 102:15

So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah, And all the kings of the earth thy glory.

Psalms 102:16

For Jehovah hath built up Zion; He hath appeared in his glory.

Psalms 102:17

He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, And hath not despised their prayer.

Psalms 102:18

This shall be written for the generation to come; And a people which shall be created shall praise Jehovah.

Psalms 102:19

For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; From heaven did Jehovah behold the earth;

Psalms 102:20

To hear the sighing of the prisoner; To loose those that are appointed to death;

Psalms 102:21

That men may declare the name of Jehovah in Zion, And his praise in Jerusalem;

Psalms 102:22

When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.

Psalms 102:23

He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.

Psalms 102:24

I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: Thy years are throughout all generations.

Psalms 102:25

Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth; And the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Psalms 102:26

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:

Psalms 102:27

But thou art the same, And thy years shall have no end.

Psalms 102:28

The children of thy servants shall continue, And their seed shall be established before thee.

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