Psalm 102:14
New International Version
For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.

New Living Translation
For your people love every stone in her walls and cherish even the dust in her streets.

English Standard Version
For your servants hold her stones dear and have pity on her dust.

Berean Study Bible
For Your servants delight in her stones and take pity on her dust.

New American Standard Bible
Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones And feel pity for her dust.

King James Bible
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

Christian Standard Bible
For your servants take delight in its stones and favor its dust.

Contemporary English Version
We, your servants, love each stone in the city, and we are sad to see them lying in the dirt.

Good News Translation
Your servants love her, even though she is destroyed; they have pity on her, even though she is in ruins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For Your servants take delight in its stones and favor its dust.

International Standard Version
Your servants take pleasure in its stones and delight in its debris.

NET Bible
Indeed, your servants take delight in her stones, and feel compassion for the dust of her ruins.

New Heart English Bible
For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because your Servants delight in her stones and they love her dust!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your servants value Zion's stones, and they pity its rubble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thy servants take pleasure in her stones, And love her dust.

New American Standard 1977
Surely Thy servants find pleasure in her stones, And feel pity for her dust.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thy slaves love her stones and have compassion on the dust thereof.

King James 2000 Bible
For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

American King James Version
For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

American Standard Version
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, And have pity upon her dust.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the stones thereof have pleased thy servants: and they shall have pity on the earth thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour her dust.

English Revised Version
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity upon her dust.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

World English Bible
For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and have pity on her dust.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thy servants have been pleased with her stones, And her dust they favour.
Study Bible
The Prayer of the Afflicted
13You will rise up and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show her favor—the appointed time has come. 14For Your servants delight in her stones and take pity on her dust. 15So the nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth will fear Your glory,…
Cross References
Psalm 102:13
You will rise up and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show her favor--the appointed time has come.

Psalm 102:15
So the nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth will fear Your glory,

Psalm 122:6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you prosper.

Treasury of Scripture

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Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

Your servants
עֲ֭בָדֶיךָ (‘ă·ḇā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

delight
רָצ֣וּ (rā·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7521: To be pleased with, to satisfy a, debt

in her
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

stones
אֲבָנֶ֑יהָ (’ă·ḇā·ne·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

and
וְֽאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

take pity
יְחֹנֵֽנוּ׃ (yə·ḥō·nê·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

on her dust.
עֲפָרָ֥הּ (‘ă·p̄ā·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud
(14) Stones . . . dust.--This touching description of the devotion of the Jews to their ruined city is best illustrated by the actual history in Nehemiah 3, 4, and by the scenes so often described by travellers at the "wailing place" in modern Jerusalem.

Verse 14. - For thy servants take pleasure in her stones (comp. Isaiah 64:10, 11; Lamentations 4:1; Nehemiah 2:13; Nehemiah 4:2). To this day the same affection is shown by Israelite pilgrims at the "Jews' Wailing Place." And favour (rather, pity) the dust thereof. The rubbish in which the stones lay (Nehemiah 4:2) seems to be intended. 102:12-22 We are dying creatures, but God is an everlasting God, the protector of his church; we may be confident that it will not be neglected. When we consider our own vileness, our darkness and deadness, and the manifold defects in our prayers, we have cause to fear that they will not be received in heaven; but we are here assured of the contrary, for we have an Advocate with the Father, and are under grace, not under the law. Redemption is the subject of praise in the Christian church; and that great work is described by the temporal deliverance and restoration of Israel. Look down upon us, Lord Jesus; and bring us into the glorious liberty of thy children, that we may bless and praise thy name.
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