81My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word. 82My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”. 83Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees. 84How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors? 85The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary to your law. 86All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause. 87They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. 88In your unfailing love preserve my life, that I may obey the statutes of your mouth. (NIV)

PRAYERS: Oh, Lord! I am weary with waiting to see your word unfold on my behalf; but I have intentionally placed, and keep, my hope in your word, nevertheless.  My eyes fail; I can no longer see well and I drop my gaze; I ask you in the night watches when will your comfort arrive! Though my hope shrivels like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not let the remembrance of your truth disappear from my heart and mind.

Yet how long must I continue to wait? When will the day come when I see the Deceiver punished and his persecutions end? Those who do not live by your law, those full of self-pride, they lay traps for me and wait with sick glee for me to fall in. I am afraid. Yet I say that all your commands are true and worthy of my patience; I rest my trust in You. 

Therefore,help me!  I am being reviled and harmed without real cause; the real cause is their denial and rage at you.  They almost have done me in entirely, but I have not turned from you or your law.  I will to stand fast.

So in your unfailing love which I know to be true, preserve my life, that I may indeed stand firm against the rage and harm; and I will remain true to Your Name and I will see Your truth unfold for good.

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Translations – KJV, ESV, RVR

NOTE: The King James Version (KJV) and the 1960 La Biblia Reina-Valera – Español (RVR) are in the public domain. Thanks to BibleStudyTools.com for the (RVR).

KAPH – 81My soul fainteth for thy salvation; but I hope in thy word. 82My eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? 83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.  84How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgement on them that persecute me? 85The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. 86All thy commandments are faithful; they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. 87They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. 88Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. (KJV)

KAPH – Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word. I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts. Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies. May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame! (ESV)

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81 KAF. Desfallece mi alma por tu salud, Esperando en tu palabra.

82 Desfallecieron mis ojos por tu palabra, Diciendo: ¿Cuándo me consolarás?

83 Porque estoy como el odre al humo; Mas no he olvidado tus estatutos.

84 ¿Cuántos son los días de tu siervo? ¿Cuándo harás juicio contra los que me persiguen?

85 Los soberbios me han cavado hoyos; Mas no obran según tu ley.

86 Todos tus mandamientos son verdad: Sin causa me persiguen; ayúdame.

87 Casi me han echado por tierra: Mas yo no he dejado tus mandamientos.

88 Vivifícame conforme á tu misericordia; Y guardaré los testimonios de tu boca. (RVR)