1: Hear my prayer, Yahweh! Let my cry come to you.
2: Don't hide your face from me in the day of my distress. Turn your ear to me. Answer me quickly in the day when I call.
3: For my days consume away like smoke. My bones are burned as a torch.
4: My heart is blighted like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.
5: By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones stick to my skin.
6: I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.
7: I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop.
8: My enemies reproach me all day. Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.
9: For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mixed my drink with tears,
10: Because of your indignation and your wrath, for you have taken me up, and thrown me away.
11: My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.
12: But you, Yahweh, will remain forever; your renown endures to all generations.
13: You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for it is time to have pity on her. Yes, the set time has come.
14: For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.
15: So the nations will fear the name of Yahweh; all the kings of the earth your glory.
16: For Yahweh has built up Zion. He has appeared in his glory.
17: He has responded to the prayer of the destitute, and has not despised their prayer.
18: This will be written for the generation to come. A people which will be created will praise Yah.
19: For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary. From heaven, Yahweh saw the earth;
20: to hear the groans of the prisoner; to free those who are condemned to death;
21: that men may declare the name of Yahweh in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
22: when the peoples are gathered together, the kingdoms, to serve Yahweh.
23: He weakened my strength along the course. He shortened my days.
24: I said, "My God, don't take me away in the midst of my days. Your years are throughout all generations.
25: Of old, you laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the work of your hands.
26: They will perish, but you will endure. Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment. You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed.
27: But you are the same. Your years will have no end.
28: The children of your servants will continue. Their seed will be established before you." Psalm 103 By David.