New American Standard Bible

Psalm 90

BOOK 4

God’s Eternity and Man’s Transitoriness.

A Prayer of [a]Moses, the man of God.

1Lord, You have been our [b]dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were born
[c]Or You gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

You turn man back into dust
And say, “Return, O children of men.”
For a thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it passes by,
[d]Or as a watch in the night.
You have [e]swept them away like a flood, they [f]fall asleep;
In the morning they are like grass which [g]sprouts anew.
In the morning it flourishes and [h]sprouts anew;
Toward evening it fades and withers away.

For we have been consumed by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been [i]dismayed.
You have placed our iniquities before You,
Our secret sins in the light of Your presence.
For all our days have declined in Your fury;
We have finished our years like a [j]sigh.
10 As for the days of our [k]life, [l]they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we fly away.
11 Who [m]understands the power of Your anger
And Your fury, according to the fear [n]that is due You?
12 So teach us to number our days,
That we may [o]present to You a heart of wisdom.

13 Do return, O Lord; how long will it be?
And [p]be sorry for Your servants.
14 O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness,
That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad [q]according to the days You have afflicted us,
And the years we have seen [r]evil.
16 Let Your work appear to Your servants
And Your majesty [s]to their children.
17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And [t]confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, [u]confirm the work of our hands.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 90:1 Deut 33:1
  2. Psalm 90:1 Or hiding place; some ancient mss read place of refuge
  3. Psalm 90:2 Or And
  4. Psalm 90:4 Or And
  5. Psalm 90:5 Or flooded
  6. Psalm 90:5 Lit become asleep
  7. Psalm 90:5 Or passes away
  8. Psalm 90:6 Or passes away
  9. Psalm 90:7 Or terrified
  10. Psalm 90:9 Or whisper
  11. Psalm 90:10 Lit years
  12. Psalm 90:10 Lit in them are
  13. Psalm 90:11 Or knows
  14. Psalm 90:11 Lit of You
  15. Psalm 90:12 Or gain, bring in
  16. Psalm 90:13 Or repent in regard to
  17. Psalm 90:15 Or as many days as
  18. Psalm 90:15 Or trouble
  19. Psalm 90:16 Or upon
  20. Psalm 90:17 Or give permanence to
  21. Psalm 90:17 Or give permanence to

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Salme 90

Mosesʼ bøn

1En bøn af Guds tjener Moses.

Herre, du er vores tilflugt,
    du har hjulpet os fra slægt til slægt.
Du var til, før bjergene blev skabt,
    du levede, før jorden blev dannet.
Din eksistens har ingen begyndelse
    og kommer aldrig til en afslutning.
Men menneskers liv får ende,
    på din befaling bliver de til støv.
Tusinde år er for dig som en enkelt dag er for os,
    den varer nogle timer, og så er den forbi.
Du gør ende på menneskers liv,
    og de sover ind.
Om morgenen er græsset grønt og frisk,
    det glinser og er fuldt af liv.
Men om aftenen er det tørret ind
    og vissent.

Vi sygner hen under din fortærende vrede,
    vi skælver under din voldsomme harme.
Du ser vore skjulte synder,
    vore fejl ligger udbredt for dine øjne.
Vi mærker din vrede hver dag,
    vi ender vores liv med et suk.
10 Vi kan forvente at leve, til vi er halvfjerds,
    måske nogle kan nå at blive firs.
Selv vore bedste år har nok af problemer,
    men tiden flyver af sted, snart er alt forbi.
11 Hvem kender styrken af din vrede?
    Din harme fylder os med ærefrygt.
12 Hjælp os til at huske, at livet er kort,
    så vi kan vokse i visdom.

13 Åh, Herre, se i nåde til os!
    Hvor længe skal vi lide under din straf?
        Vær barmhjertig imod dit eget folk.
14 Mæt os hver morgen med din kærlighed,
    så vi oplever glæde dag efter dag.
15 Vi har været ulykkelige i umindelige tider.
    Giv os nu lige så mange lykkelige år.
16 Lad dit folk igen opleve dine undere,
    lad vore børn få din herlighed at se.
17 Vis os din nåde, Herre, vor Gud,
    giv os gode tider og fremgang.