and mix my drink with my tears, 2
102:10 because of your anger and raging fury.
Indeed, 3 you pick me up and throw me away.
and I am withered like grass.
and your reputation endures. 6
For it is time to have mercy on her,
for the appointed time has come.
2 tn Heb “weeping.”
3 tn Or “for.”
4 tn Heb “my days [are] like an extended [or “lengthening”] shadow,” that is, like a late afternoon shadow made by the descending sun that will soon be swallowed up by complete darkness.
6 tn Heb “and your remembrance [is] for a generation and a generation.”
7 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!”
8 tn Or “for.”
10 tn Heb “her dust,” probably referring to the dust of the city’s rubble.