God's Eternity and Man's Transitoriness.
A Prayer of Moses, F974 the man of God.
1 Lord, You have been our dwelling R2859 F975 place in all generations.
2 Before the R2860 mountains were born
Or F976 You gave R2861 birth to the earth and the world,
Even from R2862 everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
3 You turn R2863 man back into dust
And say, "Return, O children of men."
4 For a R2864 thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday R2865 when it passes by,
Or F977 as a watch R2866 in the night.
5 You have R2867 swept F978 them away like a flood, they fall R2868 F979 asleep;
In the morning they are like grass R2869 which sprouts F980 anew.
6 In the morning it flourishes R2870 and sprouts F981 anew;
Toward evening it fades R2871 and withers R2872 away.
7 For we have been consumed R2873 by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been dismayed. F982
8 You have placed R2874 our iniquities before You,
Our secret R2875 sins in the light of Your presence.
9 For all R2876 our days have declined in Your fury;
We have finished our years like a sigh. F983
10 As for the days of our life, F984 they F985 contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty R2877 years,
Yet their pride is but labor R2878 and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we fly R2879 away.
11 Who understands F986 the power R2880 of Your anger
And Your fury, according to the fear R2881 that F987 is due You?
12 So teach R2882 us to number our days,
That we may present R2883 F988 to You a heart of wisdom.
13 Do return, R2884 O LORD; how R2885 long will it be?
And be F989 sorry R2886 for Your servants.
14 O satisfy R2887 us in the morning with Your lovingkindness,
That we may sing R2888 for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make R2889 us glad according F990 to the days You have afflicted us,
And the years R2890 we have seen evil. F991
16 Let Your work R2891 appear to Your servants
And Your majesty R2892 to F992 their children.
17 Let the favor R2893 of the Lord our God be upon us;
And confirm R2894 F993 for us the work of our hands;
Yes, confirm F993 the work of our hands.
F974: Or Faithfulness
F975: Or life
F976: Or miracles
F977: Lit lowest Sheol
F978: I.e. the nether world
F979: Or an assembly
F980: Lit soul
F981: Or faithfulness
F982: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F983: I.e. Egypt
F984: Or as
F985: Lit Cush
F986: Or dance
F987: Possibly, Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
F988: 1+@Kin 4:31; 1+@Chr 2:6; Ps 89: title
F989: Or been satisfied with
F990: I.e. the nether world
F991: Lit A freed one among the dead
F992: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F993: Lit abomination to them
F993: Lit abomination to them
R2859: Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 71:3; 91:1; Ezekiel 11:16
R2860: Job 1:15:7; Proverbs 8:25
R2861: Genesis 1:1; Psalms 102:25; 104:5
R2862: Psalms 93:2; 102:24,27; Jeremiah 10:10
R2863: Genesis 3:19; Job 1:34:14,15; Psalms 104:29
R2864: 2 Peter 3:8
R2865: Psalms 39:5
R2866: Exodus 14:24; Judges 7:19
R2867: Job 1:22:16; 27:20
R2868: Job 1:14:12; 20:8; Psalms 76:5
R2869: Psalms 103:15; Isaiah 40:6
R2870: Job 1:14:2
R2871: Psalms 92:7; Matthew 6:30
R2872: James 1:11
R2873: Psalms 39:11
R2874: Psalms 50:21; Jeremiah 16:17
R2875: Psalms 19:12; Ecclesiastes 12:14
R2876: Psalms 78:33
R2877: 2 Kings 19:35
R2878: Ecclesiastes 12:2-7; Jeremiah 20:18
R2879: Job 1:20:8; Psalms 78:39
R2880: Psalms 76:7
R2881: Nehemiah 5:9
R2882: Deuteronomy 32:29; Psalms 39:4
R2883: Proverbs 2:1-6
R2884: Psalms 6:4; 80:14
R2885: Psalms 6:3; 74:10
R2886: Exodus 32:12; Deuteronomy 32:36; Psalms 106:45; 135:14; Amos 7:3,6; Jonah 3:9
R2887: Psalms 36:8; 65:4; 103:5; Jeremiah 31:14
R2888: Psalms 31:7; 85:6
R2889: Psalms 86:4
R2890: Deuteronomy 2:14-16; Psalms 31:10
R2891: Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalms 44:1; 77:12; 92:4; Habakkuk 3:2
R2892: 1 Kings 8:11; Isaiah 6:3
R2893: Psalms 27:4
R2894: Psalms 37:23; Isaiah 26:12; 1 Corinthians 3:7