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Book of Tehillim (Psalms):
Chapter 90


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90:1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

90:3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

90:6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

90:11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

90:14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

90:16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.


Sources: Portions copyright © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant, All Rights Reserved
JPS Electronic Edition Copyright © 1998 by Larry Nelson, All Rights Reserved
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