1 Prayer for the poor when he shall languish, and before Jehovah shall pour out his complaint O Jehovah, hear my prayer, and my cry shall come to thee. 2 Thou wilt not hide thy face from me in the day of straits to me; incline thine ear to me: in the day I shall call, speedily answer me.
3 For my days were finished in smoke, and my bones burnt as fuel. 4 My heart was struck and dried up as grass, that I forget eating my bread. 5 From the voice of my groaning my bone did cleave to my flesh. 6 I was like to the pelican of the desert: I was as the owl of the dry places. 7 I watched and I shall be as the sparrow being alone upon the roof 8 All the day mine enemies reproached me, they praising me aware against me. 9 For I ate ashes as bread, and I mingled my drink with weeping. 10 From the face of thine anger and thy wrath: for thou didst lift me up and thou wilt cast me down. 11 My days declining as a shadow, and I shall be dried up as grass.
12 And thou, O Jehovah, wilt remain forever; and thy remembrance to generation And generation. 13 Thou wilt arise, thou wilt compassionate Zion: for the time to compassionate her for the appointment came. 14 For thy servants delighted in her stones, and they will compassionate her dust
15 And the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah: and all the kings of the earth thy glory 16 For Jehovah built Zion, he was seen in his glory 17 He looked upon the prayer of the helpless, and he despised not their prayer.
18 This shall be written for a later generation: and a people created shall praise Jah. 19 For be looked forth from the height of his holy place; from the heavens Jehovah looked upon the earth; 20 To hear the groaning of the bound; to loose the sons of death. 21 To recount in Zion the name of Jehovah, and his praise in Jerusalem. 22 In the gathering of the peoples together, and the kingdoms to serve Jehovah.
23 He answered in the way of his strength: he shortened my days. 24 Saying, O my God, thou wilt not take me away in the half of my days: thy years in generations of generations. 25 Before time thou didst found the earth, and the heavens the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish and thou shalt stand. And all they shall fall away as a garment; as clothing thou shalt change them, and they shall be changed. 27 And thou the same, and thy years shall not finish. 28 The sons of thy servants shall abide, and their seed shall be prepared before thee.