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Psalm 90 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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God’s Eternity and the Brevity of Human Life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:1 - A Prayer of [fn]Moses, the man of God.
Lord, You have been our [fn]dwelling place in all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:2 - Before the mountains were born
[fn]Or You gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:3 - You turn mortals back into dust
And say, “Return, you sons of mankind.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it passes by,
[fn]Or like a watch in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:5 - You have [fn]swept them away like a flood, they [fn]fall asleep;
In the morning they are like grass that [fn]sprouts anew.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:6 - In the morning it flourishes and [fn]sprouts anew;
Toward evening it wilts and withers away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:7 - For we have been consumed by Your anger,
And we have been terrified by Your wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:8 - You have placed our guilty deeds before You,
Our hidden sins in the light of Your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:9 - For all our days have dwindled away in Your fury;
We have finished our years like a [fn]sigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:10 - As for the days of our [fn]life, [fn]they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is only trouble and tragedy;
For it quickly passes, and we disappear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:11 - Who [fn]understands the power of Your anger
And Your fury, according to the fear [fn]that is due You?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:12 - So teach us to number our days,
That we may [fn]present to You a heart of wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:13 - Do return, LORD; how long will it be?
And [fn]be sorry for Your servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:14 - Satisfy us in the morning with Your graciousness,
That we may sing for joy and rejoice all our days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:15 - Make us glad [fn]according to the days You have afflicted us,
And the years we have seen [fn]evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:16 - Let Your work appear to Your servants
And Your majesty [fn]to their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:17 - May the kindness of the Lord our God be upon us;
And [fn]confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, [fn]confirm the work of our hands.
NASB20 Footnotes
Deut 33:1
Or hiding place; some ancient mss place of refuge
Or And
Or And
Or flooded
Lit become asleep
Or passes away
Or passes away
Or whisper
Lit years
Lit in them are
Or knows
Lit of You
Lit bring in
Or repent in regard to
Or as many days as
Or trouble
Or upon
Or give permanence to
Or give permanence to

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