Prayer of an Afflicted Man for Mercy on Himself and on Zion.
A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint and pours F1076 out his complaint before the LORD.
1 Hear R3144 my prayer, O LORD!
And let my cry for help come R3145 to You.
2 Do R3146 not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress;
Incline R3147 Your ear to me;
In the day when I call answer R3146 me quickly.
3 For my days have R3148 been consumed F1077 in smoke,
And my bones R3149 have been scorched like a hearth.
4 My heart has R3150 been smitten like grass F1078 and has withered R3151 away,
Indeed, I forget R3152 to eat my bread.
5 Because of the loudness F1079 of my groaning
My bones R3153 cling F1080 to my flesh.
6 I resemble F1081 a pelican R3154 of the wilderness;
I have become like an owl of the waste places.
7 I lie R3155 awake,
I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.
8 My enemies have R3156 reproached me all day long;
Those who deride R3157 F1082 me have F1083 used my name as a curse. R3158
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread
And mingled R3159 my drink with weeping
10 Because R3160 of Your indignation and Your wrath,
For You have lifted R3161 me up and cast me away.
11 My days are like a lengthened R3162 F1084 shadow,
And I F1085 wither R3163 away like grass. F1086
12 But You, O LORD, abide R3164 F1087 forever,
And Your name R3165 F1088 to all generations.
13 You will arise R3166 and have compassion R3167 on Zion;
For it R3168 is time to be gracious to her,
For the appointed R3169 time has come.
14 Surely Your servants find F1089 pleasure in her stones
And feel pity for her dust.
15 So F1090 the nations R3170 F1091 will fear the name of the LORD
And all R3171 the kings of the earth Your glory.
16 For the LORD has built R3172 up Zion;
He has appeared R3173 in His glory.
17 He has regarded R3174 the prayer of the destitute F1092
And has not despised their prayer.
18 This F1093 will be written R3175 for the generation R3176 to come,
That F1094 a R3177 people yet to be created may F1095 praise the F1096 LORD.
19 For He looked R3178 down from His holy height;
From R3179 heaven the LORD gazed upon F1097 the earth,
20 To hear the groaning R3180 of the prisoner,
To set R3181 free those F1098 who were doomed to death,
21 That men may tell R3182 of the name of the LORD in Zion
And His praise in Jerusalem,
22 When the R3183 peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
23 He has weakened my strength in the way;
He has shortened R3184 my days.
24 I say, "O my God, do R3185 not take me away in the midst F1099 of my days,
Your years R3186 are throughout all generations.
25 "Of old You founded R3187 the earth,
And the heavens R3188 are the work of Your hands.
26 "Even F1100 they will perish, R3189 but You endure;
And all of them will wear out like a garment;
Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.
27 "But You are the R3190 F1101 same,
And Your years will not come to an end.
28 "The children R3191 of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants R3192 F1102 will be established before You."
F1076: Or sojourner
F1077: Hebrew Y\AH/
F1078: Or can
F1079: Or instructs
F1080: Or For
F1081: Hebrew Y\AH/
F1082: I.e. administration of justice
F1083: Lit will return to righteousness
F1084: Lit will be after it
F1085: Or are many
F1086: Or tribunal
F1087: Or trouble, misfortune
F1088: Or soul
F1089: Lit innocent blood
F1090: Or silence
F1091: Or a song of thanksgiving
F1092: Or songs (with instrumental accompaniment)
F1093: Lit Who has the sea
F1094: Lit pasturing
F1095: Or O that you would obey
F1096: Or place of strife
F1097: Or temptation
F1098: Or non-existent things
F1099: Lit Give
F1100: Lit Give
F1101: Or meal offering
F1102: Or the splendor of holiness
R3144: Psalms 39:12; 61:1
R3145: Exodus 2:23; 1 Samuel 9:16
R3146: Psalms 69:17
R3147: Psalms 31:2
R3146: Psalms 69:17
R3148: Psalms 37:20; James 4:14
R3149: Job 1:30:30; Lamentations 1:13
R3150: Psalms 90:5,6
R3151: Psalms 37:2; Isaiah 40:7
R3152: 1 Samuel 1:7; 2 Samuel 12:17; Ezra 10:6; Job 1:33:20
R3153: Job 1:19:20; Lamentations 4:8
R3154: Isaiah 34:11; Zephaniah 2:14
R3155: Psalms 77:4
R3156: Psalms 31:11
R3157: Acts 26:11
R3158: 2 Samuel 16:5; Isaiah 65:15; Jeremiah 29:22
R3159: Psalms 42:3; 80:5
R3160: Psalms 38:3
R3161: Job 1:27:21; 30:22
R3162: Job 1:14:2; Psalms 109:23
R3163: Psalms 102:4
R3164: Psalms 9:7; 10:16; Lamentations 5:19
R3165: Exodus 3:15; Psalms 135:13
R3166: Psalms 12:5; 44:26
R3167: Isaiah 60:10; Zechariah 1:12
R3168: Psalms 119:126
R3169: Psalms 75:2; Daniel 8:19
R3170: 1 Kings 8:43; Psalms 67:7
R3171: Psalms 138:4
R3172: Psalms 147:2
R3173: Isaiah 60:1,2
R3174: Nehemiah 1:6; Psalms 22:24
R3175: Deuteronomy 31:19; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11
R3176: Psalms 22:30; 48:13
R3177: Psalms 22:31; 78:6f
R3178: Deuteronomy 26:15; Psalms 14:2; 53:2
R3179: Psalms 33:13
R3180: Psalms 79:11
R3181: Psalms 146:7
R3182: Psalms 22:22
R3183: Psalms 22:27; 86:9; Isaiah 49:22,23; 60:3; Zechariah 8:20-23
R3184: Psalms 39:5
R3185: Psalms 39:13; Isaiah 38:10
R3186: Job 1:36:26; Psalms 90:2; 102:12; Habakkuk 1:12
R3187: Genesis 1:1; Nehemiah 9:6; Hebrews 1:10-12
R3188: Psalms 96:5
R3189: Isaiah 34:4; 51:6; Matthew 24:35; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 20:11
R3190: Isaiah 41:4; 43:10; Malachi 3:6; James 1:17
R3191: Psalms 69:36
R3192: Psalms 89:4