Psalms 90:9

Overview - Psalms 90
Moses, setting forth God's providence.
complains of human fragility,
divine chastisements,
10 and brevity of life.
12 He prays for the knowledge and sensible experience of God's good providence.
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Psalms 90:9  (King James Version)
For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.


Hebrew turned. we spend.
The Vulgate has, {Anni nostri sicut aranea mediatabuntur,} "Our years pass away like those of the spider." Our plans and
operations are like the spider's web. Life is as frail, and the thread of it as brittle, as one of those which constitute the well-wrought and curious, but fragile habitation of that insect. All the Versions have the word spider, but it is not found in any Hebrew MSS, or edition yet collated. The Hebrew might be rendered, "We consume our lives with a groan," {kemo hegeh.}

a tale
Hebrew a meditation.
4 ; 39:5