New International Reader's Version

Psalm 90

BOOK IV

Psalms 90–106

Psalm 90

A prayer of Moses, the man of God.

Lord, from the very beginning
    you have been like a home to us.
Before you created the whole world and the mountains were made,
    from the beginning to the end you are God.

You turn human beings back to dust.
    You say to them, “Return to dust.”
To you a thousand years
    are like a day that has just gone by.
    They are like a few hours of the night.
Yet you sweep people away, and they die.
    They are like new grass that grows in the morning.
In the morning it springs up new,
    but by evening it’s all dried up.

Your anger destroys us.
    Your burning anger terrifies us.
You have put our sins right in front of you.
    You have placed our secret sins where you can see them clearly.
You have been angry with us all of our days.
    We groan as we come to the end of our lives.
10 We live to be about 70.
    Or we may live to be 80, if we stay healthy.
But even our best days are filled with trouble and sorrow.
    The years quickly pass, and we are gone.

11 If only we knew the power of your anger!
    It’s as great as the respect we should have for you.
12 Teach us to realize how short our lives are.
    Then our hearts will become wise.

13 Lord, please stop punishing us!
    How long will you keep it up?
    Be kind to us.
14 Satisfy us with your faithful love every morning.
    Then we can sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have made us suffer.
    Give us joy for as many years as we’ve had trouble.
16 Show us your mighty acts.
    Let our children see your glorious power.

17 May the Lord our God always be pleased with us.
    Lord, make what we do succeed.
    Please make what we do succeed.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 90

卷四:詩篇90—106

上帝與世人

上帝的僕人摩西的祈禱。

1主啊,
你是我們世世代代的居所。
群山尚未誕生,
大地和世界還未形成,
從亙古到永遠,你是上帝。
你叫人歸回塵土,
說:「世人啊,歸回塵土吧。」
在你眼中,
千年如一日,又如夜裡的一更。
你像急流一般把世人沖走,
叫他們如夢消逝。
他們像清晨的嫩草,
清晨還生機盎然,
傍晚就凋謝枯萎。
你的怒氣使我們滅亡,
你的憤怒使我們戰抖。
你知道我們的罪惡,
對我們隱秘的罪瞭若指掌。
我們活在你的烈怒之下,
一生就像一聲歎息飛逝而去。
10 我們一生七十歲,
強壯的可活八十歲,
但人生最美好的時光也充滿勞苦和愁煩,
生命轉瞬即逝,
我們便如飛而去。
11 誰明白你憤怒的威力?
有誰因為明白你的烈怒而對你心存敬畏呢?
12 求你教導我們明白人生有限,
使我們做有智慧的人。
13 耶和華啊,我還要苦候多久呢?
求你憐憫你的僕人。
14 求你在清晨以慈愛來滿足我們,
使我們一生歡喜歌唱。
15 你使我們先前經歷了多少苦難和不幸的歲月,
求你也賜給我們多少歡樂的歲月。
16 求你讓僕人們看見你的作為,
讓我們的後代看見你的威榮。
17 願主——我們的上帝恩待我們,
使我們所做的亨通,
使我們所做的亨通。