Psalm 90:12
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New International Version
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

King James Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
So teach [us] to number our days, that we may acquire a wise heart.

World English Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Young's Literal Translation
To number our days aright let us know, And we bring the heart to wisdom.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Psalm 90:12So teach us to number our days - Let us deeply consider our own frailty, and the shortness and uncertainty of life, that we may live for eternity, acquaint ourselves with thee and be at peace; that we may die in thy favor and live and reign with thee eternally.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 39:4 LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Luke 12:35-40 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning...

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.

Ephesians 5:16,17 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil...

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Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 2:2-6 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding...

Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Proverbs 4:5,7 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth...

Proverbs 7:1-4 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you...

Proverbs 8:32-36 Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways...

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 18:1,2 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom...

Proverbs 22:17 Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12,23 Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge...

apply our hearts. Heb. cause our hearts to come

Library
The Cry of the Mortal to the Undying
'Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.--PSALM xc. 17. If any reliance is to be placed upon the superscription of this psalm, it is one of the oldest, as it certainly is of the grandest, pieces of religious poetry in the world. It is said to be 'A prayer of Moses, the man of God,' and whether that be historically true or no, the tone of the psalm naturally suggests the great lawgiver, whose special
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Moses, the Mighty Intercessor
Intercessory Prayer is a powerful means of grace to the praying man. Martyn observes that at times of inward dryness and depression, he had often found a delightful revival in the act of praying for others for their conversion, or sanctification, or prosperity in the work of the Lord. His dealings with God for them about these gifts and blessings were for himself the divinely natural channel of a renewed insight into his own part and lot in Christ, into Christ as his own rest and power, into the
Edward M. Bounds—Prayer and Praying Men

Old and New Year 445. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
[1699]St. Anne: William Croft, 1708 Psalm 90 Isaac Watts, 1719 O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home: Under the shadow of thy throne Thy saints have dwelt secure; Sufficient is thine arm alone, And our defense is sure. Before the hills in order stood, Or earth received her frame, From everlasting thou art God, To endless years the same. A thousand ages in thy sight Are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Wesley's Reasons for his Long Life
Saturday, June 28.--I this day enter on my eighty-fifth year; and what cause have I to praise God, as for a thousand spiritual blessings, so for bodily blessings also[ How little have I suffered yet by "the rush of numerous years!" It is true, I am not so agile as I was in times past. I do not run or walk so fast as I did; my sight is a little decayed; my left eye is grown dim and hardly serves me to read. I have daily some pain in the ball of my right eye, as also in my right temple (occasioned
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:29
If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!

Psalm 39:4
"Show me, LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,

Ecclesiastes 7:2
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.

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