The Message

Psalm 90

A Prayer of Moses, Man of God

11-2 God, it seems you’ve been our home forever;
    long before the mountains were born,
Long before you brought earth itself to birth,
    from “once upon a time” to “kingdom come”—you are God.

3-11 So don’t return us to mud, saying,
    “Back to where you came from!”
Patience! You’ve got all the time in the world—whether
    a thousand years or a day, it’s all the same to you.
Are we no more to you than a wispy dream,
    no more than a blade of grass
That springs up gloriously with the rising sun
    and is cut down without a second thought?
Your anger is far and away too much for us;
    we’re at the end of our rope.
You keep track of all our sins; every misdeed
    since we were children is entered in your books.
All we can remember is that frown on your face.
    Is that all we’re ever going to get?
We live for seventy years or so
    (with luck we might make it to eighty),
And what do we have to show for it? Trouble.
    Toil and trouble and a marker in the graveyard.
Who can make sense of such rage,
    such anger against the very ones who fear you?

12-17 Oh! Teach us to live well!
    Teach us to live wisely and well!
Come back, God—how long do we have to wait?—
    and treat your servants with kindness for a change.
Surprise us with love at daybreak;
    then we’ll skip and dance all the day long.
Make up for the bad times with some good times;
    we’ve seen enough evil to last a lifetime.
Let your servants see what you’re best at—
    the ways you rule and bless your children.
And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
    confirming the work that we do.
    Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!

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。