Psalm 90 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, from the very beginning you have been like a home to us. 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
2 Before you created the world and the mountains were made, from the beginning to the end you are God. 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 human beings back to dust. You say to them, "Return to dust." 3 You turn men back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."
4 To you a thousand years are like a day that has just gone by. They are like a few hours of 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 You sweep people away, and they die. They are like new grass that grows 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 it springs up new, but by evening it's all dried up. 6 though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.
7 Your anger destroys us. Your burning anger terrifies us. 7 We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.
8 You have put our sins right in front of you. You have placed our secret sins where you can see them clearly. 8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 You have been angry with us all of our days. We groan as we come to the end of our lives. 9 All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.
10 We live to be about 70. Or we may live to be 80, if we stay healthy. But all that time is filled with trouble and sorrow. The years quickly pass, and 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 how powerful your anger is? It's as great as the respect we should have for you. 11 Who knows the power of your anger? For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.
12 Teach us to realize how short our lives are. Then our hearts will become wise. 12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13 Lord, please stop punishing us! How long will you keep it up? Be kind to us. 13 Relent, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us with your faithful love every morning. Then we can sing with joy and be glad all of our days. 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have made us suffer. Give us joy for as many years as we've had trouble. 15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 Show us your mighty acts. Let our children see your glorious power. 16 May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.
17 May the Lord our God show us his favor. Lord, make what we do succeed. Please make what we do succeed. 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.