Psalm 102

Do Not Hide Your Face from Me

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD,
And let my cry come to You.
2 a Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;
Incline Your ear to me;
In the day that I call, answer me speedily.

3 For my days 1 are b consumed like smoke,
And my bones are burned like a hearth.
4 My heart is stricken and withered like grass,
So that I forget to eat my bread.
5 Because of the sound of my groaning
My bones cling to my 2 skin.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness;
I am like an owl of the desert.
7 I lie awake,
And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.
8 My enemies reproach me all day long;
Those who deride me swear an oath against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread,
And mingled my drink with weeping,
10 Because of Your indignation and Your wrath;
For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
11 My days are like a shadow that lengthens,
And I wither away like grass.

12 But You, O LORD, shall endure forever,
And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion;
For the time to favor her,
Yes, the set time, has come.
14 For Your servants take pleasure in her stones,
And show favor to her dust.
15 So the 3 nations shall c fear the name of the LORD,
And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
16 For the LORD shall build up Zion;
d He shall appear in His glory.
17 e He shall regard the prayer of the destitute,
And shall not despise their prayer.

18 This will be f written for the generation to come,
That g a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
19 For He h looked down from the height of His sanctuary;
From heaven the LORD viewed the earth,
20 i To hear the groaning of the prisoner,
To release those appointed to death,
21 To j declare the name of the LORD in Zion,
And His praise in Jerusalem,
22 k When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

23 He weakened my strength in the way;
He l shortened my days.
24 m I said, "O my God,
Do not take me away in the midst of my days;
n Your years are throughout all generations.

25 o Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
26 p They will perish, but You will 4 endure;
Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will change them,
And they will be changed.
27 But q You are the same,
And Your years will have no end.
28 r The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You."

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 27:9
    Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
    Psalms 69:17
    And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in trouble; Hear me speedily.
  2. Cross References
    James 4:14
    Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:43
    Hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this temple which I have built is called by Your name.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 60:1
    Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
    Isaiah 60:2
    For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
  5. Cross References
    Nehemiah 1:6
    Please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have sinned against You. Both my father's house and I have sinned.
    Psalms 22:24
    For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 31:19
    Now therefore, write down this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel.
    Romans 15:4
    For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
    1 Corinthians 10:11
    Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 22:31
    They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.
  8. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 26:15
    'Look down from Your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the land which You have given us, just as You swore to our fathers, "a land flowing with milk and honey."'
    Psalms 14:2
    The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 79:11
    Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; According to the greatness of Your power Preserve those who are appointed to die.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 22:22
    I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:2
    Now it shall come to pass in the latter days Th...
    Isaiah 2:3
    Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let ...
    Isaiah 49:22
    Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I will lift My...
    Isaiah 49:23
    Kings shall be your foster fathers, And their q...
    Isaiah 60:3
    The Gentiles shall come to your light, And king...
    Zechariah 8:20 - 23
    Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Peoples shall yet...
  12. Cross References
    Job 21:21
    For what does he care about his household after him, When the number of his months is cut in half?
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 39:13
    Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, Before I go away and am no more.
    Isaiah 38:10
    I said, "In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years.
  14. Cross References
    Job 36:26
    Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; Nor can the number of His years be discovered.
    Psalms 90:2
    Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
    Habakkuk 1:12
    Are You not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, You have appointed them for judgment; O Rock, You have marked them for correction.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
    Nehemiah 9:6
    You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You.
    Hebrews 1:10 - 12
    And: "You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
  16. Cross References
    Isaiah 34:4
    All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, And ...
    Isaiah 51:6
    Lift up your eyes to the heavens, And look on t...
    Matthew 24:35
    Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words w...
    2 Peter 3:7
    But the heavens and the earth which are now pre...
    2 Peter 3:10 - 12
    But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in...
    Revelation 20:11
    Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat...
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 41:4
    Who has performed and done it, Calling the generations from the beginning? 'I, the LORD, am the first; And with the last I am He.'
    Isaiah 43:10
    You are My witnesses," says the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.
    Malachi 3:6
    For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
    Hebrews 13:8
    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
    James 1:17
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 69:36
    Also, the descendants of His servants shall inherit it, And those who love His name shall dwell in it.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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