Book Four

From Everlasting to Everlasting

A (A)Prayer of Moses, the (B)man of God.

90 Lord, you have been our (C)dwelling place[a]
    in all generations.
(D)Before the (E)mountains were brought forth,
    or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
    (F)from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

You return man to dust
    and say, (G)“Return, (H)O children of man!”[b]
For (I)a thousand years in your sight
    are but as (J)yesterday when it is past,
    or as (K)a watch in the night.

You (L)sweep them away as with a flood; they are like (M)a dream,
    like (N)grass that is renewed in the morning:
in (O)the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
    in the evening it (P)fades and (Q)withers.

For we are brought to an end by your anger;
    by your wrath we are dismayed.
You have (R)set our iniquities before you,
    our (S)secret sins in the light of your presence.

For all our days pass away under your wrath;
    we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10 The years of our life are seventy,
    or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span[c] is but toil and trouble;
    they are soon gone, and we fly away.
11 Who considers the power of your anger,
    and your wrath according to the fear of you?

12 (T)So teach us to number our days
    that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13 (U)Return, O Lord! (V)How long?
    Have (W)pity on your servants!
14 Satisfy us in the (X)morning with your steadfast love,
    that we may (Y)rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have (Z)afflicted us,
    and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16 Let your (AA)work be shown to your servants,
    and your glorious power to their children.
17 Let the (AB)favor[d] of the Lord our God be upon us,
    and establish (AC)the work of our hands upon us;
    yes, establish the work of our hands!

My Refuge and My Fortress

91 He who dwells in (AD)the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in (AE)the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say[e] to the Lord, “My (AF)refuge and my (AG)fortress,
    my God, in whom I (AH)trust.”

For he will deliver you from (AI)the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will (AJ)cover you with his pinions,
    and under his (AK)wings you will (AL)find refuge;
    his (AM)faithfulness is (AN)a shield and buckler.
(AO)You will not fear (AP)the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
    and (AQ)see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your (AR)dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my (AS)refuge[f]
10 (AT)no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    (AU)no plague come near your tent.

11 (AV)For he will command his (AW)angels concerning you
    to (AX)guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you (AY)strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on (AZ)the lion and the (BA)adder;
    the young lion and (BB)the serpent you will (BC)trample underfoot.

14 “Because he (BD)holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he (BE)knows my name.
15 When he (BF)calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and (BG)honor him.
16 With (BH)long life I will satisfy him
    and (BI)show him my salvation.”

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 90:1 Some Hebrew manuscripts (compare Septuagint) our refuge
  2. Psalm 90:3 Or of Adam
  3. Psalm 90:10 Or pride
  4. Psalm 90:17 Or beauty
  5. Psalm 91:2 Septuagint He will say
  6. Psalm 91:9 Or For you, O Lord, are my refuge! You have made the Most High your dwelling place

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV MacArthur Study Bible, Personal Size, Hardcover
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, Personal Size, Hardcover
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $18.49
Save: $21.50 (54%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Jeremiah Study Bible, hardcover
ESV Jeremiah Study Bible, hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $24.99
Save: $25.00 (50%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars