Bible: Psalms 90-92
90:1 A prayer of Moses, the man of God.
O Lord, you have been our protector 2 through all generations!
90:2 Even before the mountains came into existence, 3
or you brought the world into being, 4
you were the eternal God. 5
and say, “Return, O people!”
90:4 Yes, 8 in your eyes a thousand years
are like yesterday that quickly passes,
or like one of the divisions of the nighttime. 9
90:5 You bring their lives to an end and they “fall asleep.” 10
In the morning they are like the grass that sprouts up;
90:6 in the morning it glistens 11 and sprouts up;
at evening time it withers 12 and dries up.
90:7 Yes, 13 we are consumed by your anger;
we are terrified by your wrath.
90:8 You are aware of our sins; 14
you even know about our hidden sins. 15
the years of our lives pass quickly, like a sigh. 18
90:10 The days of our lives add up to seventy years, 19
or eighty, if one is especially strong. 20
But even one’s best years are marred by trouble and oppression. 21
90:11 Who can really fathom the intensity of your anger? 25
Your raging fury causes people to fear you. 26
90:12 So teach us to consider our mortality, 27
so that we might live wisely. 28
90:13 Turn back toward us, O
How long must this suffering last? 29
Have pity on your servants! 30
90:14 Satisfy us in the morning 31 with your loyal love!
Then we will shout for joy and be happy 32 all our days!
90:15 Make us happy in proportion to the days you have afflicted us,
in proportion to the years we have experienced 33 trouble!
90:16 May your servants see your work! 34
May their sons see your majesty! 35
90:17 May our sovereign God extend his favor to us! 36
Make our endeavors successful!
Yes, make them successful! 37
Psalm 91 38
91:2 I say this about the
my God in whom I trust –
91:3 he will certainly rescue you from the snare of the hunter 43
and from the destructive plague.
you will find safety under his wings.
His faithfulness is like a shield or a protective wall. 46
91:5 You need not fear the terrors of the night, 47
the arrow that flies by day,
91:6 the plague that comes in the darkness,
or the disease that comes at noon. 48
91:7 Though a thousand may fall beside you,
and a multitude on your right side,
it 49 will not reach you.
91:8 Certainly you will see it with your very own eyes –
you will see the wicked paid back. 50
91:9 For you have taken refuge in the
my shelter, the sovereign One. 51
91:10 No harm will overtake 52 you;
91:11 For he will order his angels 55
to protect you in all you do. 56
91:12 They will lift you up in their hands,
so you will not slip and fall on a stone. 57
you will trample underfoot a young lion and a serpent.
“Because he is devoted to me, I will deliver him;
91:15 When he calls out to me, I will answer him.
I will be with him when he is in trouble;
I will rescue him and bring him honor.
91:16 I will satisfy him with long life, 63
and will let him see my salvation.
Psalm 92 64
92:1 A psalm; a song for the Sabbath day.
It is fitting 65 to thank the
and to sing praises to your name, O sovereign One! 66
92:2 It is fitting 67 to proclaim your loyal love in the morning,
and your faithfulness during the night,
92:3 to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument and a lyre,
to the accompaniment of the meditative tone of the harp.
92:4 For you, O
I will sing for joy because of what you have done. 68
92:5 How great are your works, O
Your plans are very intricate! 69
92:6 The spiritually insensitive do not recognize this;
the fool does not understand this. 70
92:7 When the wicked sprout up like grass,
and all the evildoers glisten, 71
it is so that they may be annihilated. 72
92:8 But you, O
92:9 Indeed, 74 look at your enemies, O
Indeed, 75 look at how your enemies perish!
All the evildoers are scattered!
92:10 You exalt my horn like that of a wild ox. 76
I am covered 77 with fresh oil.
92:11 I gloat in triumph over those who tried to ambush me; 78
I hear the defeated cries of the evil foes who attacked me. 79
92:12 The godly 80 grow like a palm tree;
they grow high like a cedar in Lebanon. 81
92:13 Planted in the
they grow in the courts of our God.
92:14 They bear fruit even when they are old;
they are filled with vitality and have many leaves. 82
92:15 So they proclaim that the
is just and never unfair. 83