A Prayer of Moses the man of God.

[1] LORD, thou hast been our dwelling-place

In all generations.

[2] Before the mountains were brought forth,

Or ever thou hadst〖Heb. gavest birth to.〗 formed the earth and the world,

Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

[3] Thou turnest man to destruction,〖Or, dust.Heb. crushing.〗

And sayest, Return, ye children of men.

[4] For a thousand years in thy sight

Are but as yesterday when〖Or, when it passeth.〗 it is past,

And as a watch in the night.

[5] Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep:

In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

[6] In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up;

In the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

[7] For we are consumed in thine anger,

And in thy wrath are we troubled.

[8] Thou hast set our iniquities before thee,

Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

[9] For all our days are passed away in thy wrath:

We bring our years to an end as a〖Or, a sound.〗 sigh.

[10] The days of our years are three-score years and ten,

Or even by reason of strength fourscore years;

Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow;

For it is soon gone, and we fly away.

[11] Who knoweth the power of thine anger,

And thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee?

[12] So teach us to number our days,

That we may get us a heart of wisdom.

[13] Return, O Jehovah; how long?

And let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

[14] Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness,

That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

[15] Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us,

And the years wherein we have seen evil.

[16] Let thy work appear unto thy servants,

And thy glory upon their children.

[17] And let the favor〖Or, beauty.〗 of the Lord our God be upon us;

And establish thou the work of our hands upon us;

Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

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