1 O Lord hear my prayer, and let my cry

come unto thee.

2 Hide not thy face from me in the time of

my trouble: incline thine ears unto me, when

I call, make haste to hear me.

3 For my days are consumed like smoke,

and my bones are burnt like an hearth.

4 Mine heart is smitten, and withered like grass,

because I forgat to eat my bread.

5 For the voice of my groaning, my bones do

cleave to my skin.

6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like

an owl of the deserts.

7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the

house top.

8 Mine enemies revile me daily, and they that

rage against me, have sworn against me.

9 Surely I have eaten ashes as bread, and mingled

my drink with weeping,

10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath:

for thou hast heaved me up, and cast me down.

11 My days are like a shadow that fadeth, and I

am withered like grass.

12 But thou, O Lord, dost remain forever, and

thy remembrance from generation to generation.

13 Thou wilt arise and have mercy upon Zion: for

the time to have mercy thereon, for the appointed

time is come.

14 For thy servants delight in the stones thereof,

and have pity on the dust thereof.

15 Then the heathen shall fear the Name of the

Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory,

16 When the Lord shall build up Zion, and shall

appear in his glory,

17 And shall turn unto the prayer of the desolate,

and not despise their prayer.

18 This shall be written for the generation to come:

and the people which shall be created, shall praise

the Lord.

19 For he hath looked down from the height of his

Sanctuary: out of the heaven did the Lord behold

the earth,

20 That he might hear the mourning of the prisoner,

and deliver the children of death.

21 That they may declare the Name of the Lord

in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem,

22 When the people shall be gathered together,

and the kingdoms to serve the Lord.

23 He abated my strength in the way, and shortened

my days.

24 And  I said, O my God, take me not away in the

midst of my days: thy years endure from generation

to generation.

25 Thou hast aforetime laid the foundation of

the earth, and the heavens are the work of thine


26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure:

even they all shall wax old as doth a garment: as a

vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be


27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall not


28 The children of thy servants shall continue,

and their seed shall stand fast in thy sight.

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