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Psalm 90 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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BOOK FOUR (Psalms 90–106)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:1 - A prayer of Moses, the man of God.

Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:2 - Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from beginning to end, you are God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:3 - You turn people back to dust, saying,
“Return to dust, you mortals!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:4 - For you, a thousand years are as a passing day,
as brief as a few night hours.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:5 - You sweep people away like dreams that disappear.
They are like grass that springs up in the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:6 - In the morning it blooms and flourishes,
but by evening it is dry and withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:7 - We wither beneath your anger;
we are overwhelmed by your fury.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:8 - You spread out our sins before you—
our secret sins—and you see them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:9 - We live our lives beneath your wrath,
ending our years with a groan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:10 - Seventy years are given to us!
Some even live to eighty.
But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble;
soon they disappear, and we fly away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:11 - Who can comprehend the power of your anger?
Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:12 - Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:13 - O LORD, come back to us!
How long will you delay?
Take pity on your servants!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:14 - Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:15 - Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!
Replace the evil years with good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:16 - Let us, your servants, see you work again;
let our children see your glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:17 - And may the Lord our God show us his approval
and make our efforts successful.
Yes, make our efforts successful!

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