1A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.4For a thousand years in thy sight are but 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 which 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 wrath are we troubled.8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told .10The 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.11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.14O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.17And 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.
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From Everlasting to Everlasting
1A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. (De 33:1; Jos 14:6; Ezr 3:2; Ps 17:1; Ps 55:1; Ps 71:3)2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (De 33:15; Job 15:7; Job 36:26; Pr 8:25)3You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” (Ge 3:19; Ec 12:7)4For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. (Ex 14:24; Jud 7:19; Ps 39:5; 2Pe 3:8)5You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: (2Ki 19:26; Job 20:8; Ps 37:2; Ps 58:9; Ps 103:15; Isa 40:6; 1Pe 1:24)6in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. (Job 4:20; Job 14:2; Ps 92:7; Jas 1:11)7For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed.8You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. (Ps 19:12; Jer 16:17; Heb 4:13)9For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh.10The 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.11Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you?12So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. (Ps 39:4)13Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants! (Ge 6:6; Ex 32:12; De 32:36; Jud 2:18; Ps 6:4; Ps 74:9; Ps 106:45; Ps 135:14; Jon 3:10)14Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. (Ps 46:5; Ps 85:6)15Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. (De 8:2)16Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. (De 32:4; Ps 77:12; Ps 92:4; Ps 95:9; Hab 3:2)17Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! (Ps 27:4; Ps 128:2; Isa 26:12)