102
Affliction in Light of Eternity
A prayer of an afflicted person who is weak and pours out his lament before the Lord. #Ps 142:2
1Lord, hear my prayer;
let my cry for help come before You. #Ps 18:6|NoBook| 39:12|NoBook| 61:1
2Do not hide Your face from me in my day of trouble.
Listen closely to me;
answer me quickly when I call. #Ps 27:9|NoBook| 31:2|NoBook| 69:17
3For my days vanish like smoke,
and my bones burn like a furnace. #Jb 30:30Ps 31:10Lm 1:13
4My heart is afflicted, withered like grass; #Ps 37:2
I even forget to eat my food. #Ezr 10:6Jb 33:20
5Because of the sound of my groaning,
my flesh sticks to my bones. #Jb 19:20Lm 4:8
6I am like a desert owl, # Or a pelican of the desert
like an owl among the ruins. #Is 34:11Zph 2:14
7I stay awake; #Ps 77:4
I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
8My enemies taunt me all day long;
they ridicule and curse me. #Ps 31:11|NoBook| 69:19
9I eat ashes like bread
and mingle my drinks with tears #Ps 42:3|NoBook| 80:5
10because of Your indignation and wrath;
for You have picked me up and thrown me aside. #Jb 30:22
11My days are like a lengthening shadow,
and I wither away like grass. #Jb 8:9Ps 109:23
12But You, Lord, are enthroned forever; #Ps 9:7Lm 5:19
Your fame endures to all generations. #Ps 135:13
13You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favor to her —
the appointed time has come. #Is 60:10Zch 1:12
14For Your servants take delight in its stones
and favor its dust. #Neh 4:2Lm 4:1
15Then the nations will fear the name of Yahweh,
and all the kings of the earth Your glory, #Ps 138:4Is 60:3
16for the Lord will rebuild Zion;
He will appear in His glory. #Ps 147:2Is 60:1-2
17He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute
and will not despise their prayer. #Ps 22:24
18This will be written for a later generation,
and a newly created people will praise the Lord: #Dt 31:19Ps 22:30-31|NoBook| 78:6
19He looked down from His holy heights —
the Lord gazed out from heaven to earth #Ps 14:2|NoBook| 33:13|NoBook| 53:2
20to hear a prisoner’s groaning,
to set free those condemned to die, # Lit free sons of death #Ps 79:11
21so that they might declare
the name of Yahweh in Zion
and His praise in Jerusalem, #Ps 22:22
22when peoples and kingdoms are assembled
to serve the Lord. #Ps 22:27|NoBook| 86:9Zch 8:20-23
23He has broken my # Some Hb mss, LXX read His strength in midcourse;
He has shortened my days. #Ps 39:5|NoBook| 89:45
24I say: “My God, do not take me
in the middle of my life! # Lit my days
Your years continue through all generations. #Jb 36:26Ps 90:2
25Long ago You established the earth,
and the heavens are the work of Your hands. #Neh 9:6Ps 96:5Heb 1:10-12
26They will perish, but You will endure;
all of them will wear out like clothing.
You will change them like a garment,
and they will pass away. #Is 34:4|NoBook| 51:6Mt 24:35
27But You are the same,
and Your years will never end. #Mal 3:6Jms 1:17
28Your servants’ children will dwell securely,
and their offspring will be established before You.” #Ps 69:36|NoBook| 89:4|NoBook| 112:2
Loading reference in secondary version...

© 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.