The Discouraged Hope in The LORD
A prayer to the poor whenever he is discouraged, and [3before 4the lord 1he should pour out 2his supplication].1 O lord, listen to my prayer, and [2my cry 4unto 5you 1let 3come]! 2 You should not turn your face from me in which ever day I should be afflicted. Lean to me your ear! in which ever day I should call upon you. Quickly heed me! 3 For [2dissipated 3as 4smoke 1my days], and my bones [2as 3dried sticks 1are parched]. 4 [2is struck down 3as 4grass 5and 6is dried up 1My heart], so that I forgot to eat my bread. 5 From the sound of my moaning [2cleaves 1my bone] to my flesh. 6 I became like [2pelican 1a solitary]; I became as the long-eared owl in its area. 7 I was sleepless and I became as a sparrow living alone upon a roof. 8 All the day [2berated 3me 1my enemies], and the ones praising me [2against 3me 1swore an oath]. 9 For [2ashes 3as 4bread 1I ate], and my drink [2with 3weeping 1is being diluted]; 10 because of the face of your anger, and your rage; for having lifted me up you broke me down. 11 My days [2as 3a shadow 1declined], and I as grass am dried up. 12 But you, O lord, [2into 3the 4eon 1abide], and your memorial unto generation and generation. 13 In your rising up you shall pity Zion, for it is time to pity it, for [2comes 1the time]. 14 For [2thought well of 1your servants] her stones, and [2her dust 1shall pity]. 15 And [3shall fear 1the 2nations] the name of the lord, and all the kings of the earth your glory. 16 For the lord shall build up Zion, and he shall appear in his glory. 17 He looked upon the prayer of the humble, and did not treat [2with contempt 1their supplication]. 18 Let this be written for [2generation 1another]! and the people being created shall praise the lord. 19 For he looked out from the height of his holy place. The lord [2from 3heaven 4upon 5the 6earth 1looked], 20 to hear the moaning of the ones being shackled, to untie the sons of the ones being killed, 21 to announce in Zion the name of the lord, and his praise in Jerusalem, 22 in the assembling of peoples together, and kings to serve to the lord. 23 It shall be answered by him in the way of his strength; [3the 4fewness 5of my days 1he announced 2to me]. 24 You should not lead me away in half of my days; [2are in 3generation 4of generations 1your years]. 25 At the beginning, you, O lord, [2for the 3earth 1laid a foundation]; and the works of your hands are the heavens. 26 They shall perish, but you shall abide. And all as a garment shall become old; and as a wrap-around garment you shall coil them, and they shall be changed. 27 But you [2the 3same 1are], and your years shall not cease. 28 The sons of your servants shall encamp, and their seed [2into 3the 4eon 1shall conduct matters].
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