From Everlasting to Everlasting1 Lord, you have been our cdwelling place ▼
▼Some Hebrew manuscripts (compare Septuagint) our refuge
in all generations.
2 eBefore the fmountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
gfrom everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You return man to dust
and say, h“Return, iO children of man!” ▼
▼Or of Adam
4For ka thousand years in your sight
are but as lyesterday when it is past,
or as ma watch in the night.
5 You nsweep them away as with a flood; they are like oa dream,
like pgrass that is renewed in the morning:
6in qthe morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it rfades and swithers.
7 For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
8You have tset our iniquities before you,
our usecret sins in the light of your presence.
9 For all our days pass away under your wrath;
we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span ▼
▼Or prideis but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
11Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?
12 wSo teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13 xReturn, O Lord! yHow long?
Have zpity on your servants!
14Satisfy us in the aamorning with your steadfast love,
that we may abrejoice and be glad all our days.
15Make us glad for as many days as you have acafflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16Let your adwork be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
17Let the aefavor ▼
▼Or beautyof the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish agthe work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!
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