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Psalm 90 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting thou art God. 2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 Thou turnest man back to the dust, and sayest, "Turn back, O children of men!" 3 You turn men back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch 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 Thou dost sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass which is renewed 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 flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. 6 though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.
7 For we are consumed by thy anger; by thy wrath we are overwhelmed. 7 We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 For all our days pass away under thy wrath, our years come to an end like a sigh. 9 All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.
10 The years of our life are threescore and ten, or even by reason of strength fourscore; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. 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 considers the power of thy anger, and thy wrath according to the fear of thee? 11 Who knows the power of your anger? For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.
12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. 12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13 Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on thy servants! 13 Relent, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with thy steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all 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 as many days as thou hast afflicted us, and as many years as we have seen evil. 15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 Let thy work be manifest to thy servants, and thy glorious power to their children. 16 May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.
17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish thou the work of our hands upon us, yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. 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.