Amplified Bible

Psalm 90

Book Four

God’s Eternity and Man’s Transitoriness.

A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

1Lord, You have been our dwelling place [our refuge, our sanctuary, our stability] in all generations.

Before the mountains were born
Or before You had given birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are [the eternal] God.


You turn man back to dust,
And say, “Return [to the earth], O children of [mortal] men!”

For a [a]thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it is past,
Or as a watch in the night.

You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep [forgotten as soon as they are gone];
In the morning they are like grass which grows anew—

In the morning it flourishes and springs up;
In the evening it wilts and withers away.


For we have been consumed by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been terrified.

You have placed our wickedness before you,
Our secret sins [which we tried to conceal, You have placed] in the [revealing] light of Your presence.

For all our days pass away in Your wrath;
We have finished our years like a whispered sigh.
10 
The days of our life are [b]seventy years—
Or even, if because of strength, eighty years;
Yet their pride [in additional years] is only labor and sorrow,
For it is soon gone and we fly away.
11 
Who understands the power of Your anger? [Who connects this brevity of life among us with Your judgment of sin?]
And Your wrath, [who connects it] with the [reverent] fear that is due You?
12 
So teach us to number our days,
That we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom.

13 
Turn, O Lord [from Your fierce anger]; how long will it be?
Be compassionate toward Your servants—revoke Your sentence.
14 
O satisfy us with Your lovingkindness in the morning [now, before we grow older],
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 
Make us glad in proportion to the days You have afflicted us,
And the years we have suffered evil.
16 
Let Your work [the signs of Your power] be revealed to Your servants
And Your [glorious] majesty to their children.
17 
And let the [gracious] favor of the Lord our God be on us;
Confirm for us the work of our hands—
Yes, confirm the work of our hands.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 90:4 This was understood by the ancient rabbis to mean that a “thousand years” are literally only one day in God’s reckoning, and Peter seems to confirm the idea in 2 Pet 3:8.
  2. Psalm 90:10 This psalm is credited to Moses, who is interceding with God to remove the curse which made it necessary for every Israelite over twenty years of age (when they rebelled against God at Kadesh-barnea) to die before reaching the promised land of Canaan (Num 14:26-35). Moses himself lived to be 120 years old, Aaron 123, Miriam several years older, and Joshua 110 years of age; but it is conceivable that Moses considered such longevity the exception. The ancient rabbis taught that by the time of David, 70 was the age of death for an old man and 80 for a vigorous old man.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 90

卷四:诗篇90—106

上帝与世人

上帝的仆人摩西的祈祷。

1主啊,
你是我们世世代代的居所。
群山尚未诞生,
大地和世界还未形成,
从亘古到永远,你是上帝。
你叫人归回尘土,
说:“世人啊,归回尘土吧。”
在你眼中,
千年如一日,又如夜里的一更。
你像急流一般把世人冲走,
叫他们如梦消逝。
他们像清晨的嫩草,
清晨还生机盎然,
傍晚就凋谢枯萎。
你的怒气使我们灭亡,
你的愤怒使我们战抖。
你知道我们的罪恶,
对我们隐秘的罪了如指掌。
我们活在你的烈怒之下,
一生就像一声叹息飞逝而去。
10 我们一生七十岁,
强壮的可活八十岁,
但人生最美好的时光也充满劳苦和愁烦,
生命转瞬即逝,
我们便如飞而去。
11 谁明白你愤怒的威力?
有谁因为明白你的烈怒而对你心存敬畏呢?
12 求你教导我们明白人生有限,
使我们做有智慧的人。
13 耶和华啊,我还要苦候多久呢?
求你怜悯你的仆人。
14 求你在清晨以慈爱来满足我们,
使我们一生欢喜歌唱。
15 你使我们先前经历了多少苦难和不幸的岁月,
求你也赐给我们多少欢乐的岁月。
16 求你让仆人们看见你的作为,
让我们的后代看见你的威荣。
17 愿主——我们的上帝恩待我们,
使我们所做的亨通,
使我们所做的亨通。