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

New Living Translation
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.

English Standard Version
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Berean Study Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may present a heart of wisdom.

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

New King James Version
So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.

New American Standard Bible
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

NASB 1995
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

NASB 1977
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.

Amplified Bible
So teach us to number our days, That we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom.

Christian Standard Bible
Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.

American Standard Version
So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Teach us the number of our days that we may enter the heart of wisdom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and who knows how to number his days because of the fear of thy wrath? So manifest thy right hand, and those that are instructed in wisdom in the heart.

Contemporary English Version
Teach us to use wisely all the time we have.

Douay-Rheims Bible
can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men learned in heart, in wisdom.

English Revised Version
So teach us to number our days, that we may get us an heart of wisdom.

Good News Translation
Teach us how short our life is, so that we may become wise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Teach us to number each of our days so that we may grow in wisdom.

International Standard Version
teach us to keep account of our days so we may develop inner wisdom.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom.

Literal Standard Version
Let [us] know to number our days correctly, And we bring the heart to wisdom.

NET Bible
So teach us to consider our mortality, so that we might live wisely.

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
11Who knows the power of Your anger? Your wrath matches the fear You are due. 12So teach us to number our days, that we may present a heart of wisdom. 13Return, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on Your servants.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:29
If only they were wise, they would understand it; they would comprehend their fate.

Psalm 39:4
"Show me, O LORD, my end and the measure of my days. Let me know how fleeting my life is.

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if you accept my words and hide my commandments within you,

Ecclesiastes 7:2
It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart.


Treasury of Scripture

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

so

Psalm 39:4
LORD, make me to know mine 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
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

that

Job 28:28
And unto 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 thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; …

Proverbs 3:13-18
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…

apply our hearts.









(12) Number our days.--This verse as it stands literally gives to allot, or in allotting (see Isaiah 65:12), our days, so teach, and we will cause to come the heart wisdom. The last clause, if intelligible at all, must mean "that we may offer a wise heart," and the natural way to understand the verse is to make God, not man, as in the Authorised Version, the reckoner of the days. "In allotting our days thus make us know (i.e., make us know the power of Thine anger), in order that we may present a wise heart."

The verse must evidently be taken in close connection. with the preceding, or the point of the petition is lost, and though the ordinary rendering, "Teach us to number our days," has given birth to a number of sayings which might be quoted in illustration, it is neither in itself very intelligible, nor, except by one instance in later Hebrew, can it be supported as a rendering of the original.

Verses 12-17. - From complaint the psalmist, in conclusion, turns to prayer - prayer for his people rather than for himself. His petitions are,

(1) that God will enable his people to take to heart the lessons which the brevity of life should teach (ver. 12);

(2) that he will cease from his anger, and relent concerning them (ver. 13);

(3) that he will once more shower his mercies upon them, and cause their affliction to be swallowed up in gladness (vers. 14, 15); . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So
כֵּ֣ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

teach
הוֹדַ֑ע (hō·w·ḏa‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

us to number
לִמְנ֣וֹת (lim·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4487: To weigh out, to allot, constitute officially, to enumerate, enroll

our days,
יָ֭מֵינוּ (yā·mê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 3117: A day

that we may present
וְ֝נָבִ֗א (wə·nā·ḇi)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

a heart
לְבַ֣ב (lə·ḇaḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

of wisdom.
חָכְמָֽה׃ (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom


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