Eternal God and Mortal Man

A prayer of Moses the man of God.

1 Lord, You have been our refugea in every generation.
References for Psalms 90:1
    • a 90:1 - A few Hb mss, LXX; MT reads dwelling place
      2 Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world,b from eternity to eternity, You are God.
      References for Psalms 90:2
        • b 90:2 - LXX, Aq, Sym, Jer, Tg read before the earth and the world were brought forth
          3 You return mankind to the dust,c saying, "Return, descendants of Adam."
          References for Psalms 90:3
            • c 90:3 - Ps 90:3; Gn 3:19; Jb 10:9
              4 For in Your sight a thousand years are like yesterday that passes by, like a few hours of the night.d
              References for Psalms 90:4
                  5 You end their life;e they sleep.f They are like grass that grows in the morning-
                  References for Psalms 90:5
                    • e 90:5 - Or You overwhelm them; Hb uncertain
                    • f 90:5 - Ps 76:5-6; Jb 14:12; Jr 51:39,57
                      6 in the morning it sprouts and grows; by evening it withers and dries up.g
                      References for Psalms 90:6
                        • g 90:6 - Ps 37:2; 103:15-16; Jb 14:1-2
                          7 For we are consumed by Your anger; we are terrified by Your wrath.
                          8 You have set our unjust ways before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence.
                          9 For all our days ebb away under Your wrath; we end our years like a sigh.
                          10 Our lives lasth seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. Even the best of them arei struggle and sorrow; indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.
                          References for Psalms 90:10
                            • h 90:10 - Lit The days of our years in them
                            • i 90:10 - LXX, Tg, Syr, Vg read Even their span is; Hb obscure
                              11 Who understands the power of Your anger? Your wrath matches the fear that is due You.
                              12 Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.j k
                              References for Psalms 90:12
                                • j 90:12 - Or develop a heart of wisdom
                                • k 90:12 - Dt 32:29; Pr 2:6-15; Eph 5:15-16
                                  13 Lord-how long? Turn and have compassion on Your servants.
                                  14 Satisfy us in the morning with Your faithful love so that we may shout with joy and be glad all our days.
                                  15 Make us rejoice for as many days as You have humbled us, for as many years as we have seen adversity.
                                  16 Let Your work be seen by Your servants, and Your splendor by their children.l
                                  References for Psalms 90:16
                                    • l 90:16 - Ps 92:4; 143:5; Isa 52:10
                                      17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands!m
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