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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, and thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from eternity to eternity thou art *God.

complaineth of human frailty,

Psalms 90:3 Thou makest [mortal] man to return to dust, and sayest, Return, children of men. Psalms 90:4 For a thousand years, in thy sight, are 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 [that] 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 by thine anger, and by thy fury 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 pass away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a [passing] thought.

and brevity of life.

Psalms 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if, by reason of strength, they be fourscore years, yet their pride is labour and vanity, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Psalms 90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? and thy wrath according to the fear of 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 acquire a wise heart. Psalms 90:13 Return, Jehovah: how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. Psalms 90:14 Satisfy us early with thy loving-kindness; that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalms 90:15 Make us glad according to the days [wherein] thou hast afflicted us, according to the years [wherein] we have seen evil. Psalms 90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy majesty unto their sons. Psalms 90:17 And let the beauty of Jehovah 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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