90 Lord, you have been our ·home [dwelling place; Deut. 33:27] ·since the beginning [L from all generations]. 2 Before the mountains were born and before you ·created [brought forth] the earth and the world, you are God [Prov. 8:22–31]. You have always been, and you will always be.
3 You turn people back into ·dust [L what is crushed; Gen. 2:7; 3:19; Eccl. 12:7]. You say, “·Go back into dust [L Return; Turn back], human beings.” 4 ·To you [L In your eyes], a thousand years is like the passing of a day [2 Pet. 3:8], or ·like a few hours [L a watch; C the night was divided into four watches of three hours each] in the night. 5 While people sleep, you ·take [put an end to] their lives. They are like grass that ·grows up [is new] in the morning. 6 In the morning they ·are fresh and new [blossom and are renewed], but by evening they ·dry up [fade] and ·die [wither].
7 We are ·destroyed [annihilated] by your anger; we are terrified by your hot anger. 8 You have ·put [set] ·the evil we have done [our guilt/iniquity] right in front of you; ·you clearly see our secret sins [L our hidden/secret sins in the light of your face]. 9 All our days pass while you are angry. Our years end with a ·moan [sigh]. 10 ·Our lifetime is [L The days of our years are] seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. But ·the years are full of [L their pride are] ·hard work [toil] and ·pain [trouble; Eccl. 1:2]. They pass quickly, and then we ·are gone [L fly away].
11 Who knows the ·full power [strength] of your anger? Your anger is as great as our fear of you should be. 12 ·Teach us [Make us know] ·how short our lives really are [L to count our days] so that we ·may be wise [L gain a wise heart].
13 Lord, how long before you ·return [turn] and show ·kindness [compassion] to your servants? 14 ·Fill [Satisfy] us with your ·love [loyalty] every morning. Then we will sing and rejoice all our ·lives [L days]. 15 We have seen years of ·trouble [harm; hurt]. Now give us as ·much [L many days of] joy as you gave us ·sorrow [affliction]. 16 Show your servants ·the wonderful things you do [your miracles]; ·show your greatness [your splendor/beauty] to their children. 17 Lord our God, ·treat us well [favor us]. ·Give us success in what we do [L Establish the work of our hands for us]; ·yes, give us success in what we do [L establish the work of our hands].
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