1O יהוה, hear my prayer, And let my cry come to You.
2Do not hide Your face from me In the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day I call, answer me speedily.
3For my days are consumed like smoke, And my bones are burned like a hearth.
4My heart is stricken and withered like grass, For I have forgotten to eat my bread.
5Because of the sound of my sighing My bones have cleaved to my flesh.
6I have been like a pelican of the wilderness, I have been like an owl of the desert.
7I have watched, and I am As a bird alone on the house-top.
8My enemies reproached me all day long, Those who rave against me have sworn against me.
9For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mixed my drink with tears,
10Because of Your displeasure and Your wrath; For You have lifted me up And thrown me down.
11My days are like a shadow that lengthens, And I wither away like grass.
12But You, O יהוה, shall be enthroned forever, And the remembrance of You be to all generations.
13You Yourself shall arise And have compassion on Tsiyon, For the time to favour her, The appointed time, has come.
14For Your servants have been pleased with her stones, And they favour her dust.
15And the nations shall fear the Name of יהוה, And all the sovereigns of the earth Your esteem,
16For יהוה shall build up Tsiyon, He shall appear in His esteem.
17He shall turn unto the prayer of the destitute, And He shall not despise their prayer.
18This is written for a generation to come, So that a people to be created praise Yah.
19For He looked down From the height of His set-apart place; From heaven יהוה viewed the earth,
20To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To release those appointed to death,
21To declare the Name of יהוה in Tsiyon, And His praise in Yerushalayim,
22When peoples gather together, And reigns, to serve יהוה.
23He has humbled my strength in the way; He has shortened my days.
24I said, “O my Ěl, Do not take me away in the midst of my days; Your years are throughout all generations.
25“You did found the earth of old, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
26“They shall perish, but You remain; And all of them grow old like a garment; You change them like a coat, And they are changed.
27“But You are the same, And Your years have no end.
28“The sons of Your servants continue, And their seed is established before You.”
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