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FOURTH BOOK
PSALM 90
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God#GodHebrew: Elohim
1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations. 2Before the mountains were brought forth, and thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from eternity to eternity thou art ·God#GodHebrew: El 3Thou makest mortal man to return to dust, and sayest, Return, children of men. 4For a thousand years, in thy sight, are as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass that groweth up: 6In the morning it flourisheth and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down and withereth.
7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy fury are we troubled. 8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9For all our days pass away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a passing thought. 10The 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. 11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? and thy wrath according to the fear of thee?
12So teach us to number our days, that we may acquire a wise heart. 13Return, Jehovah: how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 14Satisfy us early with thy loving-kindness; that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, according to the years wherein we have seen evil. 16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy majesty unto their sons. 17And let the beauty of Jehovah our God#GodHebrew: Elohim 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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