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Psalm 90 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Book IV
Psalms 90–106

Psalm 90

Teach Us to Number Our Days

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A prayer of Moses, the man of God.

God Is Eternal

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from eternity to eternity you are God.

Man Is Mortal

You grind people to dust,
and you say, “Return, children of Adam.”
For a thousand years in your sight are like a day,
like yesterday that has gone by,
or like a watch in the night.
You sweep them away like a flood.
They are like sleep in the morning,
like grass which changes quickly.
In the morning it sprouts and grows.
By evening it is cut down, and it withers.
Surely, we are consumed by your anger,
and by your wrath we are terrified.
You have laid out our guilty deeds in front of you.
Our hidden sins are revealed in the light of your face.
For all our days pass away under your fury.
We finish our years like a sigh.
10 The days of our lives add up to seventy years,
or eighty years if we are strong.
Yet the best of them are trouble and sorrow,
for they disappear quickly, and we fly away.
11 Who can understand the power of your anger?
But your fury is consistent with the fear that is owed to you.

Mortal Man Needs God’s Grace

12 Teach us to number our days in such a way
    that we bring a heart of wisdom.
13 Turn, O Lord! How long!
Change your mind toward your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your mercy,
so that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 Let your deeds be seen by your servants
and your majesty by their children.
17 May the kindness of the Lord our God rest upon us.
Establish the work of our hands for us.
Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

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Psalm 90 New International Version (NIV)

BOOK IV

Psalms 90–106

Psalm 90

A prayer of Moses the man of God.

Lord, you have been our dwelling place
    throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
    or you brought forth the whole world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

You turn people back to dust,
    saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”
A thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.
Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—
    they are like the new grass of the morning:
In the morning it springs up new,
    but by evening it is dry and withered.

We are consumed by your anger
    and terrified by your indignation.
You have set our iniquities before you,
    our secret sins in the light of your presence.
All our days pass away under your wrath;
    we finish our years with a moan.
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.
11 If only we knew the power of your anger!
    Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.
12 Teach us to number our days,
    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

13 Relent, Lord! How long will it be?
    Have compassion on your servants.
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 for as many days as you have afflicted us,
    for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 May your deeds be shown to your servants,
    your splendor to their children.

17 May the favor[a] of the Lord our God rest on us;
    establish the work of our hands for us—
    yes, establish the work of our hands.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 90:17 Or beauty
New International Version (NIV)

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