Psalms 90

A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

1 Lord, You have been our refuge in all generations. 2Before the mountains existed, and before the earth and the world were formed, even from age to age, You are God. 3Turn not man back to his low place, whereas You said, Return, you sons of men? 4For a thousand years in Your sight are like the yesterday which is past, and as a watch in the night. 5Years shall be vanity to them; let the morning pass away as grass. 6In the morning let it flower, and pass away; in the evening let it droop, let it be withered and dried up. 7For we have perished in Your anger, and in Your wrath we have been troubled. 8You have set our transgressions before You; our age is in the light of Your countenance. 9For all our days are gone, and we have passed away in Your wrath; our years have spun out their tale as a spider. 10As for the days of our years, in them are seventy years; and if men should be in strength, eighty years; and the greater part of them would be labor and trouble; for weakness overtakes us, and we shall be chastened. 11Who knows the power of Your wrath? 12And who knows how to number his days because of the fear of Your wrath? So manifest Your right hand, and those that are instructed in wisdom in the heart. 13Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion concerning Your servants. 14We have been satisfied in the morning with Your mercy; and we did exalt and rejoice; 15let us rejoice in all our days, in return for the days in which You afflicted us, the years in which we saw evil. 16And look upon Your servants, and upon Your works; and guide their children. 17And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us; and establish for us the works of our hands.
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