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Psalms 90

Moses, setting forth God's providence,

Psalms 90:1 {A Prayer of Moses the man of God.} Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place In all generations. Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

complaineth of human frailty,

Psalms 90:3 Thou turnest man to destruction, And sayest, Return, ye children of men. Psalms 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight Are but as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night. Psalms 90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: In the morning they are like grass which groweth up. Psalms 90:6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; In the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

divine chastisements,

Psalms 90:7 For we are consumed in thine anger, And in thy wrath are we troubled. Psalms 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. Psalms 90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We bring our years to an end as a sigh.

and brevity of life.

Psalms 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away. Psalms 90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger, And thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee?

He prayeth for the knowledge and sensible experience of God's good providence.

Psalms 90:12 So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:13 Return, O Jehovah; how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants. Psalms 90:14 Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalms 90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, And the years wherein we have seen evil. Psalms 90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, And thy glory upon their children. Psalms 90:17 And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And establish thou the work of our hands upon us; Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

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