A Psalm of Moses, the man of God
1 O Lord! a dwelling-place thou hast been to us from generation to generation.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, And [before] thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
3 Thou shalt turn man to destruction, And shalt say, |Return ye sons of Adam.|
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night.
5 Thou overflowest them; they will be a sleep: In the morning as grass he shall grow.
6 In the morning he (or it) shall flourish and grow: At the evening he (or it) shall be cut down, and shall wither.
7 For we fail by thy anger, And by thy indignation are we affrighted.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For all our days are passed away in thy indignation: We have spent our years as if a thought.
10 In the days of our years there are seventy years; And if through strength, eighty years, Yet is their pride [but] grief and labor; For it passeth by quickly, and we fly away.
11 Who knoweth the power of thy anger? And according to thy fear is thy wrath.
12 Teach us so to number our days, And we shall apply our heart to wisdom.
13 Return, O Jehovah! how long? Be pacified towards thy servants.
14 Satiate us early with thy goodness, And we will exult and rejoice all our days.
15 Make us joyful according to the days of our affliction; According to the years in which we have seen evil.
16 Let thy work appear towards thy servants, And thy glory upon their children.
17 And let there be the beauty of the Lord our God upon us; And the work of our hands direct thou upon us; Yea, the work of our hands direct thou.