A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint and †pours out his complaint before the Lord.
1 aHear my prayer, O Lord!
And let my cry for help bcome to You.
2 aDo not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress;
bIncline Your ear to me;
In the day when I call aanswer me quickly.
And my bbones have been scorched like a hearth.
Indeed, I cforget to eat my bread.
5 Because of the 1loudness of my groaning
I have become like an owl of the waste places.
7 I alie awake,
I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.
8 My enemies ahave reproached me all day long;
And amingled my drink with weeping
10 aBecause of Your indignation and Your wrath,
For You have blifted me up and cast me away.
For cit is time to be gracious to her,
For the dappointed time has come.
14 Surely Your servants 1find pleasure in her stones
And feel pity for her dust.
And ball the kings of the earth Your glory.
16 For the Lord has abuilt up Zion;
He has bappeared in His glory.
And has not despised their prayer.
19 For He alooked down from His holy height;
20 To hear the agroaning of the prisoner,
21 That men may atell of the name of the Lord in Zion
And His praise in Jerusalem,
22 When athe peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.
He has ashortened my days.
Your byears are throughout all generations.
25 “Of old You afounded the earth,
And the bheavens are the work of Your hands.
And all of them will wear out like a garment;
Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.
And Your years will not come to an end.
28 “The achildren of Your servants will continue,
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