For it is time to have mercy on her,
for the appointed time has come.
and all the kings of the earth will respect 6 his splendor,
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 Or “for.”
4 tn Heb “her dust,” probably referring to the dust of the city’s rubble.
6 tn The verb “will fear” is understood by ellipsis in the second line (see the preceding line).