A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
Lord, you have been our u dwelling place
in all generations.
v Before the w mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
x from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You return man to dust
and say, y "Return, z O children of man!"
For a a thousand years in your sight
are but as b yesterday when it is past,
or as c a watch in the night.
You d sweep them away as with a flood; they are like e a dream,
like f grass that is renewed in the morning:
in i the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it j fades and k withers.
For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
You have l set our iniquities before you,
our m secret sins in the light of your presence.
For all our days pass away under your wrath;
we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?
n So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
o Return, O Lord! p How long?
Have q pity on your servants!
Satisfy us in the s morning with your steadfast love,
that we may t rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have u afflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
Let your v work be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
Let the x favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish y the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Hear a just cause, O Lord ; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
This is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the people of Israel before his death.
Then the people of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know what the Lord said to Moses the man of God in Kadesh-barnea concerning you and me.
Then arose Jeshua the son of Jozadak, with his fellow priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel with his kinsmen, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the Law of Moses the man of God.
Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth.
With the finest produce of the ancient mountains and the abundance of the everlasting hills.
Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?
Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.
By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
2 Peter 3:8
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
And in the morning watch the Lord in the pillar of fire and of cloud looked down on the Egyptian forces and threw the Egyptian forces into a panic.
So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just set the watch. And they blew the trumpets and smashed the jars that were in their hands.
Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
He will fly away like a dream and not be found; he will be chased away like a vision of the night.
For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.
As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field.
2 Kings 19:26
While their inhabitants, shorn of strength, are dismayed and confounded, and have become like plants of the field and like tender grass, like grass on the housetops, blighted before it is grown.
Isaiah 40:6 - 8
A voice says, "Cry!" And I said, "What shall I cry?" All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.
1 Peter 1:24
For "All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls.
Between morning and evening they are beaten to pieces; they perish forever without anyone regarding it.
He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.
That though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
For my eyes are on all their ways. They are not hidden from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes.
And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!
Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
Psalms 74:9 - 10
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God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
When your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.
O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
O Lord, you will ordain peace for us, for you have indeed done for us all our works.