Psalms Chapter 90 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Moses setting foorth Gods prouidence, 3 complaineth, of humane fragility, 7 diuine chastisements, 10 and breuity of life. 12 He prayeth for the knowledge and sencible experience of Gods good prouidence.
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90:2 Thou - Thou hadst thy power, and all thy perfections, from all eternity.
90:3 Turnedst - But as for man, his case is far otherwise, though he was made by thee happy. and immortal, yet for his sin thou didst make him mortal and miserable. Saidst - Didst pronounce that sad sentence, return, O men, to the dust out of which ye were taken, #Gen 3:19|.
90:4 Past - Indeed time seems long when it is to come, but when it is past, very short and contemptible. A watch - Which lasted but three or four hours.
90:5 Them - Mankind. Away - Universally, without exception or distinction. A sleep - Short and vain, as sleep is, and not minded 'till it be past.
90:7 Are consumed - Thou dost not suffer us to live so long as we might by the course of nature.
90:8 Hast set - Thou dost observe them, as a righteous judge, and art calling us to an account for them. Secret sins - Which though hid from the eyes of men, thou hast brought to light by thy judgments.
90:10 Our years - Of the generality of mankind, in that and all following ages, some few persons excepted. Flee - We do not now go to death, as we do from our very birth, but flee swiftly away like a bird, as this word signifies.
90:11 Thy fear - According to the fear of thee; according to that fear which sinful men have of a just God. So - It bears full proportion to it, nay indeed doth far exceed it.
90:12 Teach us - To consider the shortness of life, and the certainty and speediness of death. That - That we may heartily devote ourselves to true wisdom.
90:13 Return - To us in mercy. How long - Will it be before thou return to us? Repent thee - Of thy severe proceedings against us.
90:14 Early - Speedily.
90:17 The beauty - His gracious influence, and glorious presence. In us - Do not only work for us, but in us,
Psalms Chapter 90 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Heb. in generation and generation.
4 2.Pet.3.8. , Or, when he hath passed them.
5 Or, is changed.
9 Hebr. turned away. , Or, as a meditation.
10 Hebr. as for the dayes of our yeeres, in them are seuentie yeeres.
12 Heb. cause to come.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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