Bishops' Bible

Psalms 90

Moses, setting forth God's providence,

Psalms 90:1 {A prayer of Moyses the man of God.} Lorde thou hast ben our habitation: from one generation to another generation. Psalms 90:2 Before the moutaynes were brought foorth, or euer the earth & the worlde were made: thou art God both from euerlastyng, and also vntyll euerlastyng.

complaineth of human frailty,

Psalms 90:3 Thou turnest man most miserable euen vnto dust: thou sayest also, O ye children of men returne you into dust. Psalms 90:4 For a thousande yeres in thy syght are but as yestarday that is past: and as a watch in the nyght. Psalms 90:5 Thou makest them to flowe away, they are a sleepe: they be in the morning as an hearbe that groweth. Psalms 90:6 In the mornyng it florisheth and groweth vp: in the euenyng it is cut downe and wythered.

divine chastisements,

Psalms 90:7 For we be consumed through thy displeasure: and we are astonyed through thy wrathfull indignation. Psalms 90:8 Thou hast set our misdeedes before thee: and our sinnes wherof we be not priuie, in the lyght of thy countenaunce. Psalms 90:9 For all our dayes do passe in thine anger: we spende our yeres as [in speaking] a worde.

and brevity of life.

Psalms 90:10 The dayes of our yeres be in all threescore yeres and tenne, and yf through strength [of nature] men come to foure score yeres: yet is their iolitie but labour and care, yea moreouer it passeth in haste from vs, and we flee from it. Psalms 90:11 Who regardeth the force of thy wrath? for euen there after as a man feareth thee, so [feeleth he] thy displeasure.

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

Psalms 90:12 Make vs to knowe so our dayes, that we number them: and we wyll frame a heart [vnto] wisdome. Psalms 90:13 Turne agayne O God (what, for euer [wylt thou be angry?]) and be gratious vnto thy seruauntes. Psalms 90:14 Replenishe vs early in the mornyng with thy mercie: and we wyll crye out for ioy, and be glad all the dayes of our lyfe. Psalms 90:15 Make vs mery accordyng to the dayes that thou hast afflicted vs: and accordyng to the yeres wherin we haue suffred aduersitie. Psalms 90:16 Let thy worke appeare in thy seruauntes: and thy glory in their children. Psalms 90:17 And let the glorious maiestie of the Lorde our God be vpon vs: and prosper thou the worke of our handes vpon vs, O prosper thou our handy worke.

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