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102:1 [A prayer of the afflicted when he is ouerwhelmed, and powreth out his complaint before the Lord.] Heare my prayer, O Lord: and let my crie come vnto thee.  
102:2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble, incline thine eare vnto me: in the day when I call, answere mee speedily.  
102:3 For my dayes are consumed like smoke: and my bones are burnt as an hearth. Margin Note
102:4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grasse: so that I forget to eate my bread.  
102:5 By reason of the voice of my groning, my bones cleaue to my skinne. Margin Note
102:6 I am like a Pelican of the wildernes: I am like an owle of the desert.  
102:7 I watch, and am as a sparowe alone vpon the house top.  
102:8 Mine enemies reproch me all the day: and they that are mad against me, are sworne against me.  
102:9 For I haue eaten ashes like bread: and mingled my drinke with weeping.  
102:10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me vp, and cast me downe.  
102:11 My dayes are like a shadow, that declineth: & I am withered like grasse.  
102:12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for euer: and thy remembrance vnto all generations.  
102:13 Thou shalt arise, and haue mercie vpon Zion: for the time to fauour her, yea the set time is come.  
102:14 For thy seruants take pleasure in her stones: and fauour the dust therof.  
102:15 So the heathen shall feare the Name of the Lord: and all the kings of the earth thy glory.  
102:16 When the Lord shall build vp Zion: he shall appeare in his glory.  
102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.  
102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created, shall praise the Lord.  
102:19 For hee hath looked downe from the height of his Sanctuarie: from heauen did the Lord beholde the earth:  
102:20 To heare the groning of the prisoner: to loose those that are appointed to death: Margin Note
102:21 To declare the Name of the Lord in Zion: and his praise in Ierusalem:  
102:22 When the people are gathered together: and the kingdomes to serue the Lord.  
102:23 He weakened my strength in the way: he shortened my dayes. Margin Note
102:24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my dayes: thy yeres are throughout all generations.  
102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heauens are the worke of thy hands.  
102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt indure, yea all of them shall waxe old like a garment: as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shalbe changed. Margin Note
102:27 But thou art the same: and thy yeeres shall haue no end.  
102:28 The children of thy seruants shal continue: and their seed shall be established before thee.