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Psalm 90 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Book Four

From Everlasting to Everlasting

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:1 - A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place[fn]
in all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:2 - Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:3 - You return man to dust
and say, “Return, O children of man!”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:4 - For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:5 - You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,
like grass that is renewed in the morning:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:6 - in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it fades and withers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:7 - For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:8 - You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:9 - For all our days pass away under your wrath;
we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:10 - The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span[fn] is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:11 - Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:12 - So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:13 - Return, O LORD! How long?
Have pity on your servants!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:14 - Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:15 - Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:16 - Let your work be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:17 - Let the favor[fn] of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!
ESV Footnotes
Some Hebrew manuscripts (compare Septuagint) our refuge
Or of Adam
Or pride
Or beauty

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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