Psalm 102:24
New International Version
So I said: "Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.

New Living Translation
But I cried to him, "O my God, who lives forever, don't take my life while I am so young!

English Standard Version
“O my God,” I say, “take me not away in the midst of my days— you whose years endure throughout all generations!”

Berean Study Bible
I say: “O my God, do not take me in the midst of my days! Your years go on through all generations.

New American Standard Bible
I say, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations.

King James Bible
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.

Christian Standard Bible
I say: "My God, do not take me in the middle of my life! Your years continue through all generations.

Contemporary English Version
You will live forever! Years mean nothing to you. Don't cut my life in half!

Good News Translation
O God, do not take me away now before I grow old. O LORD, you live forever;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I say: "My God, do not take me in the middle of my life! Your years continue through all generations.

International Standard Version
I say, "My God, whose years continue through all generations, do not take me in the middle of my life.

NET Bible
I say, "O my God, please do not take me away in the middle of my life! You endure through all generations.

New Heart English Bible
I said, "My God, do not take me away in the midst of my days. Your years are throughout all generations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to me, “Do not take me up in the middle of my days; your years are for a generation of generations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said, "My God, don't take me now in the middle of my life. Your years [continue on] throughout every generation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I say: 'O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days, Thou whose years endure throughout all generations.

New American Standard 1977
I say, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Thy years are throughout all generations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I said, O my God, do not cut me off in the midst of my days; thy years are from generation to generation.

King James 2000 Bible
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: your years are throughout all generations.

American King James Version
I said, O my God, take me not away in the middle of my days: your years are throughout all generations.

American Standard Version
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: Thy years are throughout all generations.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are through all generations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Call me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are unto generation and generation.

Darby Bible Translation
I said, My God, take me not away in the midst of my days! ... Thy years are from generation to generation.

English Revised Version
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.

Webster's Bible Translation
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.

World English Bible
I said, "My God, don't take me away in the midst of my days. Your years are throughout all generations.

Young's Literal Translation
I say, 'My God, take me not up in the midst of my days,' Through all generations are Thine years.
Study Bible
The Prayer of the Afflicted
23He has broken my strength on the way; He has shortened my days. 24I say: “O my God, do not take me in the midst of my days! Your years go on through all generations. 25In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.…
Cross References
Job 36:26
Indeed, God is great--beyond our knowledge; the number of His years is unsearchable.

Psalm 39:13
Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may again be cheered before I depart and am no more."

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born, or You brought forth the earth and world, from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Psalm 102:12
But You, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; Your renown endures to all generations.

Isaiah 38:10
"I said that in the prime of my life I must go to the gates of Sheol; I will be deprived of the remainder of my years.

Daniel 4:34
But at the end of those days, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven, and my sanity was restored to me. Then I praised the Most High, and I honored and glorified Him who lives forever: "For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation.

Habakkuk 1:12
Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. O LORD, You have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, You have established them for correction.

Treasury of Scripture

I said, O my God, take me not away in the middle of my days: your years are throughout all generations.

I said

Psalm 39:13
O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Isaiah 38:10
I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

thy years

Psalm 102:12
But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

Psalm 9:7
But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

Psalm 90:1,2
A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations…







Lexicon
I say:
אֹמַ֗ר (’ō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“O my God,
אֵלִ֗י (’ê·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

take me
תַּ֭עֲלֵנִי (ta·‘ă·lê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

in the midst
בַּחֲצִ֣י (ba·ḥă·ṣî)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2677: The half, middle

of my days!
יָמָ֑י (yā·māy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

Your years
שְׁנוֹתֶֽיךָ׃ (šə·nō·w·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

[go on] through all generations.
בְּד֖וֹר (bə·ḏō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling
(24) Take me not away.--The fear of not living to see the restoration of his race prompts the psalmist to this prayer to the God whose years are not, like man's, for one generation, but endure from age to age.

Verse 24. - I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days. Compare the complaint of Hezekiah (Isaiah 38:10). A pious Israelite regarded himself as entitled to a fairly long life, which was promised him directly (Exodus 20:12) and by implication, since it was only the wicked that were "not to live out half their days" (Psalm 55:23). Thy years are throughout all generations. Dathe and Professor Cheyne translate, "O thou, whose years are eternal." But the Hebrew will scarcely admit of this rendering. 102:23-28 Bodily distempers soon weaken our strength, then what can we expect but that our months should be cut off in the midst; and what should we do but provide accordingly? We must own God's hand in it; and must reconcile this to his love, for often those that have used their strength well, have it weakened; and those who, as we think, can very ill be spared, have their days shortened. It is very comfortable, in reference to all the changes and dangers of the church, to remember that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. And in reference to the death of our bodies, and the removal of friends, to remember that God is an everlasting God. Do not let us overlook the assurance this psalm contains of a happy end to all the believer's trials. Though all things are changing, dying, perishing, like a vesture folding up and hastening to decay, yet Jesus lives, and thus all is secure, for he hath said, Because I live ye shall live also.
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