Psalm 90

From Everlasting to Everlasting

Book Four

A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.

Lord, you have been our u dwelling place 1
in all generations.
2 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.

3 You return man to dust
and say, y "Return, z O children of man!" 2
4 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.

5 You d sweep them away as with a flood; they are like e a dream,
like f grass that is renewed in the morning:
6 in i the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it j fades and k withers.

7 For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
8 You have l set our iniquities before you,
our m secret sins in the light of your presence.

9 For all our days pass away under your wrath;
we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
10 The years of our life are seventy,
or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span 3 is but toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
11 Who considers the power of your anger,
and your wrath according to the fear of you?

12 n So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13 o Return, O Lord! p How long?
Have q pity on your servants!
14 Satisfy us in the s morning with your steadfast love,
that we may t rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have u afflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16 Let your v work be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
17 Let the x favor 4 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!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 17:1
    Hear a just cause, O Lord ; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
    Psalms 55:1
    Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 33:1
    This is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the people of Israel before his death.
    Joshua 14:6
    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.
    Ezra 3:2
    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.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 71:3
    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.
  4. Cross References
    Proverbs 8:25
    Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 33:15
    With the finest produce of the ancient mountains and the abundance of the everlasting hills.
    Job 15:7
    Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?
  6. Cross References
    Job 36:26
    Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 3:19
    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.
  8. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 12:7
    And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
  9. Cross References
    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.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 39:5
    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
  11. Cross References
    Exodus 14:24
    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.
    Judges 7:19
    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.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 58:9
    Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
  13. Cross References
    Job 20:8
    He will fly away like a dream and not be found; he will be chased away like a vision of the night.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 37:2
    For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.
    Psalms 103:15
    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.
  15. Cross References
    Job 4:20
    Between morning and evening they are beaten to pieces; they perish forever without anyone regarding it.
  16. Cross References
    Job 14:2
    He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.
    Psalms 92:7
    That though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever.
  17. Cross References
    James 1:11
    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.
  18. Cross References
    Jeremiah 16:17
    For my eyes are on all their ways. They are not hidden from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes.
    Hebrews 4:13
    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.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 19:12
    Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 39:4
    O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 6:4
    Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 74:9 - 10
    We do not see our signs; there is no longer any prophet, and there is none among us who knows how long.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 106:45
    For their sake he remembered his covenant, and ...
    Psalms 135:14
    For the Lord will vindicate his people and have...
    Exodus 32:12
    Why should the Egyptians say, 'With evil intent...
    Deuteronomy 32:36
    For the Lord will vindicate his people and have...
    Judges 2:18
    Whenever the Lord raised up judges for them, th...
    Jonah 3:10
    When God saw what they did, how they turned fro...
    Genesis 6:6
    And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on ...
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 46:5
    God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 85:6
    Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
  26. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:2
    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.
  27. Cross References
    Psalms 77:12
    I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
    Psalms 92:4
    For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
    Psalms 95:9
    When your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
    Deuteronomy 32:4
    The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.
    Habakkuk 3:2
    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.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 27:4
    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.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 128:2
    You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
    Isaiah 26:12
    O Lord, you will ordain peace for us, for you have indeed done for us all our works.
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