Psalms 90:10

“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The dayes of our yeres are threescore yeeres and ten, and if by reason of strength they be fourescore yeeres, yet is their strength labour and sorrow: for it is soone cut off, and we flie away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As for the days of our life, 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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The days of our years are threescore 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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The measure of our life is seventy years; and if through strength it may be eighty years, its pride is only trouble and sorrow, for it comes to an end and we are quickly gone.
- Basic English Bible

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if, by reason of strength, they be fourscore years, yet their pride is labour and vanity, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
- Darby Bible

The days of our years are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
- Webster's Bible

The days of our years are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty years; yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for it passes quickly, and we fly away.
- World English Bible

Days of our years, in them [are] seventy years, And if, by reason of might, eighty years, Yet [is] their enlargement labour and vanity, For it hath been cut off hastily, and we fly away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The days of our years are threescore years and ten, or even by reason of strength fourscore years; yet is their pride but travail and vanity; for it is speedily gone, and we fly away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 90:10


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.


Discussion for Psalms 90:10

  • M. Thangboi Zou for verse 10
    i don 't believed that Ps. 90 10 the ajact life time of human being, the real lifetime is Genesis 6.3
  • James B. Ritter for verse 10
    I feel that Psalm 90 10 is a powerful verse! I praise God that I did make it in June, despite the fact that 42 years ago, in March 1972, I was involved in a horrific auto accident where I was not supposed to have survived. God had other plans for me. I am in fairly good health for a man of 70. I guess that one could ay that I am on "Borrowed time " now, that I have reached 70. Some say that I am 'over the hill. ' If that is true, then I am on a roll and gaining speed! Our God is AWESOME!!! Jim Ritter, Mt. Carroll, IL
  • Eric Armstrong for verse 10
    As our average life expectancy for a man has just been upgraded to 79 I find it hard to believe that man could live three score years and ten in the harsh times of Christ.

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