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. 3 For my days ahave been consumed in smoke, And my bbones have been scorched like a hearth. 4 My heart ahas been smitten like grass and has bwithered away, Indeed, I cforget to eat my bread. 5 Because of the loudness of my groaning My abones cling to my flesh. 6 I resemble a apelican of the wilderness; 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; Those who bderide me have used my name as a ccurse. 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread And amingled my drink with weeping 10 aBecause of Your indignation and Your wrath, For You have blifted me up and cast me away. 11 My days are like a alengthened shadow, And I bwither away like grass. 12 But You, O Lord, aabide forever, And Your bname to all generations. 13 You will aarise and have bcompassion on Zion; For cit is time to be gracious to her, For the dappointed time has come. 14 Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones And feel pity for her dust. 15 So the anations will fear the name of the Lord And ball the kings of the earth Your glory. 16 For the Lord has abuilt up Zion; He has bappeared in His glory. 17 He has aregarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer. 18 This will be awritten for the bgeneration to come, That ca people yet to be created may praise the Lord. 19 For He alooked down from His holy height; bFrom heaven the Lord gazed upon the earth, 20 To hear the agroaning of the prisoner, To bset free those who were doomed to death, 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. 23 He has weakened my strength in the way; He has ashortened my days. 24 I say, "O my God, ado not take me away in the midst of my days, Your byears are throughout all generations. 25 "Of old You afounded the earth, And the bheavens are the work of Your hands. 26 "Even they will aperish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. 27 "But You are athe same, And Your years will not come to an end. 28 "The achildren of Your servants will continue, And their bdescendants will be established before You."