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.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 90

EKITABO IV

Zabbuli 90–106

Okusaba kwa Musa, omusajja wa Katonda.

1Ayi Mukama, obadde kifo kyaffe eky’okubeeramu
    emirembe gyonna.
Ensozi nga tezinnabaawo,
    n’ensi yonna nga tonnagitonda;
    okuva ku ntandikwa okutuusa ku nkomerero y’emirembe gyonna, ggwe Katonda.

Omuntu omuzzaayo mu nfuufu,
    n’oyogera nti, “Mudde mu nfuufu, mmwe abaana b’abantu.”
Kubanga emyaka olukumi,
    gy’oli giri ng’olunaku olumu olwayita,
    oba ng’ekisisimuka mu kiro.
Obeera n’obamalirawo ddala nga bali mu tulo otw’okufa.
    Ku makya baba ng’omuddo omuto.
Ku makya guba munyirivu,
    naye olw’eggulo ne guwotoka ne gukala.

Ddala ddala obusungu bwo butumalawo,
    n’obukambwe bwo bututiisa nnyo.
Ebyonoono byaffe obyanjadde mu maaso go,
    n’ebyo bye tukoze mu kyama obyanise awo w’oli.
Ddala ddala tumala ennaku z’obulamu bwaffe zonna ng’otunyiigidde;
    tukomekkereza emyaka gyaffe n’okusinda.
10 Obungi bw’ennaku zaffe gy’emyaka nsanvu,
    oba kinaana bwe tubaamu amaanyi.
Naye emyaka egyo gijjula ennaku n’okutegana,
    era giyita mangu, olwo nga tuggwaawo.
11 Ani amanyi amaanyi g’obusungu bwo?
    Kubanga ekiruyi kyo kingi ng’ekitiibwa kye tusaana okukuwa bwe kyenkana.
12 Otuyigirize okutegeeranga obulungi ennaku zaffe,
    tulyoke tubeere n’omutima ogw’amagezi.

13 Ayi Mukama, komawo gye tuli. Olitusuula kutuusa ddi?
    Abaweereza bo bakwatirwe ekisa.
14 Tujjuze okwagala kwo okutaggwaawo ku makya,
    tulyoke tuyimbenga nga tujaguza n’essanyu era tusanyukenga obulamu bwaffe bwonna.
15 Tusanyuse, Ayi Mukama, okumala ennaku nga ze tumaze ng’otubonyaabonya,
    era n’okumala emyaka nga gye tumaze nga tulaba ennaku.
16 Ebikolwa byo biragibwe abaweereza bo,
    n’abaana baabwe balabe ekitiibwa kyo.
17 Okusaasira kwo, Ayi Mukama Katonda waffe, kubeerenga ku ffe,
    otusobozesenga okutuukiriza obulungi emirimu gyaffe;
    weewaawo, otusobozesenga okutuukiriza obulungi emirimu gyaffe.