BOOK IV

Psalms 90–106

Psalm 90

A prayer of Moses the man of God.

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

You turn people back to dust,
    saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”(E)
A thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.(F)
Yet you sweep people away(G) 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.(H)

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13 Relent, Lord! How long(A) will it be?
    Have compassion on your servants.(B)
14 Satisfy(C) us in the morning with your unfailing love,(D)
    that we may sing for joy(E) and be glad all our days.(F)
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.(G)

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.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 90:17 Or beauty

44 Moses came with Joshua[a](A) son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. 45 When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, 46 he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day,(B) so that you may command(C) your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.(D) By them you will live long(E) in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 32:44 Hebrew Hoshea, a variant of Joshua

39 You study[a] the Scriptures(A) diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life.(B) These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,(C) 40 yet you refuse to come to me(D) to have life.

41 “I do not accept glory from human beings,(E) 42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God[b]?(F)

45 “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses,(G) on whom your hopes are set.(H) 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.(I) 47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”(J)

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Footnotes

  1. John 5:39 Or 39 Study
  2. John 5:44 Some early manuscripts the Only One