Amplified Bible

Psalm 102

Prayer of an Afflicted Man for Mercy on Himself and on Zion.

A Prayer of the afflicted; when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint to God.

1Hear my prayer, O Lord,
And let my cry for help come to You!

Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress!
Incline Your ear to me;
In the day when I call, answer me quickly.

For my days have vanished in smoke,
And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

My heart has been struck like grass and withered,
Indeed, [absorbed by my heartache] I forget to eat my food.

Because of the sound of my groaning [in suffering and trouble]
My bones cling to my flesh.

I am like a [mournful] [a]vulture of the wilderness;
I am like a [desolate] owl of the wasteland.

I am sleepless and lie awake [mourning],
I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.


My enemies taunt me all day long;
Those who ridicule me use my name as a curse.

For I have eaten ashes like bread,
And have mingled my drink with tears
10 
Because of Your indignation and Your wrath,
For You have lifted me up and thrown me away.
11 
My days are like an evening shadow that lengthens and vanishes [with the sun];
And as for me, I wither away like grass.

12 
But You, O Lord, are enthroned forever [ruling eternally as sovereign];
And [the fame and glory of] Your name [endures] to all generations.
13 
You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
For it is time to be gracious and show favor to her;
Yes, the appointed time [the moment designated] has come.
14 
For Your servants find [melancholy] pleasure in the stones [of her ruins]
And feel pity for her dust.
15 
So the nations will fear the name of the Lord,
And all the kings of the earth [will recognize] Your glory.
16 
For the Lord has built up Zion;
He has appeared in His glory and brilliance;
17 
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute,
And has not despised their prayer.

18 
Let this be recorded for the generation to come,
That a people yet to be created will praise the Lord.
19 
For He looked down from His holy height [of His sanctuary],
From heaven the Lord gazed on the earth,
20 
To hear the sighing of the prisoner,
To set free those who were doomed to death,
21 
So that people may declare the name of the Lord in Zion
And His praise in Jerusalem,
22 
When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.

23 
He has exhausted my strength [humbling me with sorrow] in the way;
He has shortened my days.
24 
I said, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days;
Your years are [eternal] throughout all generations.
25 
“At the beginning You founded the earth;
The heavens are the work of Your hands.
26 
“Even they will perish, but You endure;
Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment.
Like clothing You will change them and they shall be changed.
27 
“But You remain the same,
And Your years will never end.
28 
“The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You.”

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 102:6 Lit pelican, or some kind of desert bird.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 102

患难中的祈祷

受苦之人的祷告,在疲惫不堪时向耶和华的倾诉。

1耶和华啊,求你听我的祷告,
垂听我的呼求!
我在危难的时候,
求你不要掩面不理我。
求你垂听我的呼求,
赶快应允我。
我的年日如烟消散,
我全身如火焚烧。
我的心被摧残,如草枯萎,
以致我不思饮食。
我因哀叹而瘦骨嶙峋。
我就像旷野中的鸮鸟,
又像废墟中的猫头鹰。
我无法入睡,
我就像屋顶上一只孤伶伶的麻雀。
我的仇敌终日辱骂我,
嘲笑我的用我的名字咒诅人。
我以炉灰为食物,
眼泪拌着水喝,
10 因为你向我大发烈怒,
把我抓起来丢在一边。
11 我的生命就像黄昏的影子,
又如枯干的草芥。

12 耶和华啊!唯有你永远做王,
你的大名万代长存。
13 你必怜悯锡安,
因为现在是你恩待她的时候了,时候到了。
14 你的仆人们喜爱城中的石头,
怜惜城中的尘土。
15 列国敬畏耶和华的名,
世上的君王都因祂的荣耀而战抖。
16 因为耶和华必重建锡安,
带着荣耀显现。
17 祂必垂听穷人的祷告,
不藐视他们的祈求。

18 要为后代记下这一切,
好让将来的人赞美耶和华。
19 耶和华从至高的圣所俯视人间,
从天上察看大地,
20 要垂听被囚之人的哀叹,
释放被判死刑的人。
21-22 这样,万族万国聚集、敬拜
耶和华时,
人们必在锡安传扬祂的名,
在耶路撒冷赞美祂。

23 祂使我未老先衰,
缩短了我的岁月。
24 我说:“我的上帝啊,
你世代长存,
求你不要叫我中年早逝。
25 太初你奠立大地的根基,
亲手创造诸天。
26 天地都要消亡,
但你永远长存。
天地都会像外衣渐渐破旧,
你必更换天地,如同更换衣服,
天地都要消逝。
27 但你永远不变,
你的年日永无穷尽。
28 你仆人的后代必生生不息,
在你面前安然居住。”