Psalm 90
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1Lord, you've been our refuge from generation to generation.1Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
2Before the mountains were formed or the earth and the world were brought forth, you are God from eternity to eternity.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 people to dust merely by saying, "Return, you mortals!"3You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!”
4One thousand years in your sight are but a single day that passes by, just like a night watch.4For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
5You will sweep them away while they are asleep— by morning they are like growing grass.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 blossoms and is renewed, but toward evening, it fades and withers.6in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.
7Indeed, we are consumed by your anger and terrified by your wrath.7For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed.
8You have set our iniquities before you, what we have concealed in the light of your presence.8You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9All our days pass away in your wrath; our years fade away and end like a sigh.9For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10We live for 70 years, or 80 years if we're healthy, yet even in the prime years there are troubles and sorrow. They pass by 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 can know the intensity of your anger? Because our fear of you matches your wrath,11Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you?
12teach us to keep account of our days so we may develop inner wisdom.12So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13Please return, LORD! When will it be? Comfort your servants.13Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants!
14Satisfy us in the morning with your gracious love so we may sing for joy and rejoice every day.14Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15Cause us to rejoice throughout the time when you have afflicted us, the years when we have known trouble.15Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16May your awesome deeds be revealed to your servants, as well as your splendor to their children.16Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.
17May your favor be on us, Lord our God; make our endeavors successful; yes, make our endeavors secure!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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