Psalm 90 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, you have been our home since the beginning. 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born and before you created the earth and the world, you are God. You have always been, and you will always be. 2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn people back into dust. You say, "Go back into dust, human beings." 3 You turn men back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."
4 To you, a thousand years is like the passing of a day, or like a few hours in the night. 4 For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.
5 While people sleep, you take their lives. They are like grass that grows up in the morning. 5 You sweep men away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the morning--
6 In the morning they are fresh and new, but by evening they dry up and die. 6 though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.
7 We are destroyed by your anger; we are terrified by your hot anger. 7 We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.
8 You have put the evil we have done right in front of you; you clearly see our secret sins. 8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 All our days pass while you are angry. Our years end with a moan. 9 All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.
10 Our lifetime is seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. But the years are full of hard work and pain. They pass quickly, and then we are gone. 10 The length of our days is seventy years-- or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
11 Who knows the full power of your anger? Your anger is as great as our fear of you should be. 11 Who knows the power of your anger? For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.
12 Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise. 12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13 Lord, how long before you return and show kindness to your servants? 13 Relent, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
14 Fill us with your love every morning. Then we will sing and rejoice all our lives. 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 We have seen years of trouble. Now give us as much joy as you gave us sorrow. 15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 Show your servants the wonderful things you do; show your greatness to their children. 16 May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.
17 Lord our God, treat us well. Give us success in what we do; yes, give us success in what we do. 17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us-- yes, establish the work of our hands.