Psalm 90:1-12 NIV


Psalms 90–106

A prayer of Moses the man of God.

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.

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2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

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3 You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”

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4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

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5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death— they are like the new grass of the morning:

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6 In the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered.

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7 We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.
8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

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9 All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.

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10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

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11 If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.

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12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

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