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11 Lord, who fully knows the power of your passion
and the intensity of your emotions?[a]
12 Help us to remember that our days are numbered,
and help us to interpret our lives correctly.
Set your wisdom deeply in our hearts
so that we may accept your correction.[b]
13 Return to us again, O God!
How much longer will it take until you show us
your abundant compassion?
14 Let the sunrise of your love end our dark night.
Break through our clouded dawn again!
Only you can satisfy our hearts,
filling us with songs of joy to the end of our days.
15 We’ve been overwhelmed with grief;
come now and overwhelm us with gladness.
Replace our years of trouble with decades of delight.
16 Let us see your miracles again, and let the rising generation
see the glorious wonders you’re famous for.
17 O Lord our God, let your sweet beauty rest upon us
and give us favor.
Come work with us, and then our works will endure,
and give us success in all we do.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 90:11 As translated from the Aramaic. The Hebrew can be translated “Who could experience the strength of your anger? Who could endure the fear your fury can bring, and who truly comprehends the fear of God?”
  2. Psalm 90:12 As translated from the Septuagint.

32 And I will do this when I am lifted up off the ground[a] and when I draw the hearts of people[b] to gather them to me.” 33 He said this to indicate that he would die by being lifted up on the cross.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. John 12:32 The Aramaic phrase “lifted up” is another way of saying “lifted up in crucifixion.” The Greek implies being lifted up from beneath the earth (resurrection).
  2. John 12:32 Or “I will draw all things to myself.” Or “I will bundle everyone/everything next to me.” Jesus also drew all our judgment to himself when he died for our sins. The Judge became the payment for the guilty.
  3. John 12:33 Or “to clarify what kind of death he would die.”

18 And there they nailed him to the cross. He was crucified, along with two others, one on each side with Jesus in the middle.

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33 When they came to the place that is known as The Skull, the guards crucified Jesus, nailing him on the center cross between the two criminals.

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