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Psalm 90 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Book Four: Psalms 90—106
The Eternity of God, and Man’s Frailty
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,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:3 - You turn man to destruction,
And say, “Return, O children of men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it is past,
And like a watch in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:5 - You carry them away like a flood;
They are like a sleep.
In the morning they are like grass which grows up:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:6 - In the morning it flourishes and grows up;
In the evening it is cut down and withers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:7 - For we have been consumed by Your anger,
And by Your wrath we are terrified.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:8 - You have set our iniquities before You,
Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:9 - For all our days have passed away in Your wrath;
We finish our years like a sigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:10 - The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:11 - Who knows the power of Your anger?
For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:12 - So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:13 - Return, O LORD!
How long?
And have compassion on Your servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:14 - Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:15 - Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us,
The years in which we have seen evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:16 - Let Your work appear to Your servants,
And Your glory to their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:17 - And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint, Targum, and Vulgate read refuge.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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