Psalm 90
Holman Christian Standard BibleEnglish Standard Version
1A prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, You have been our refuge in every generation. 1Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
2Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, You are God. 2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3You return mankind to the dust, saying, "Return, descendants of Adam." 3You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!”
4For in Your sight a thousand years are like yesterday that passes by, like a few hours of the night. 4For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
5You end their lives; they sleep. They are like grass that grows in the morning-- 5You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning:
6in the morning it sprouts and grows; by evening it withers and dries up. 6in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.
7For we are consumed by Your anger; we are terrified by Your wrath. 7For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed.
8You have set our unjust ways before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence. 8You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9For all our days ebb away under Your wrath; we end our years like a sigh. 9For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10Our lives last seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. Even the best of them are struggle and sorrow; indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away. 10The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.
11Who understands the power of Your anger? Your wrath matches the fear that is due You. 11Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you?
12Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. 12So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13 LORD--how long? Turn and have compassion on Your servants. 13Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants!
14Satisfy us in the morning with Your faithful love so that we may shout with joy and be glad all our days. 14Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15Make us rejoice for as many days as You have humbled us, for as many years as we have seen adversity. 15Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16Let Your work be seen by Your servants, and Your splendor by their children. 16Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.
17Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands-- establish the work of our hands! 17Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
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Psalm 89
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