For it is time to have mercy on her,
for the appointed time has come.
102:16 when the Lord rebuilds Zion,
and reveals his splendor,
1 tn The imperfect verbal forms are understood as expressing the psalmist’s confidence in God’s intervention. Another option is to take them as expressing the psalmist’s request or wish, “You, rise up and have compassion!”
2 tn The Hebrew adjective עַרְעָר (’arar, “destitute”) occurs only here in the OT. It is derived from the verbal root ערר (“to strip oneself”).
3 tn Heb “despise.”