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Psalm 90 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Eternal God and Mortal Man

A prayer of Moses, the man of God.

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Lord, you have been our refuge[fn]

in every generation.

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Before the mountains were born,

before you gave birth to the earth and the world,

from eternity to eternity, you are God.

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You return mankind to the dust,

saying, “Return, descendants of Adam.”

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For in your sight a thousand years

are like yesterday that passes by,

like a few hours of the night.

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You end their lives;[fn] they sleep.

They are like grass that grows in the morning —

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in the morning it sprouts and grows;

by evening it withers and dries up.

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For we are consumed by your anger;

we are terrified by your wrath.

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You have set our iniquities before you,

our secret sins in the light of your presence.

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For all our days ebb away under your wrath;

we end our years like a sigh.

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Our lives last[fn] seventy years

or, if we are strong, eighty years.

Even the best of them are[fn] struggle and sorrow;

indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.

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Who understands the power of your anger?

Your wrath matches the fear that is due you.

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Teach us to number our days carefully

so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.[fn]

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LORD ​— ​how long?

Turn and have compassion on your servants.

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Satisfy us in the morning with your faithful love

so that we may shout with joy and be glad all our days.

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Make us rejoice for as many days as you have humbled us,

for as many years as we have seen adversity.

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Let your work be seen by your servants,

and your splendor by their children.

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Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us;

establish for us the work of our hands —

establish the work of our hands!

CSB Footnotes
Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss read dwelling place
Or You overwhelm them ; Hb obscure
Lit The days of our years in them
LXX, Tg, Syr, Vg read Even their span is ; Hb obscure
Or develop a heart of wisdom

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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