1 Lord, you have been our dwelling placex
throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were borny
or you brought forth the whole world,
saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”b
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.c
5 Yet you sweep people awayd in the sleep of death—
they are like the new grass of the morning:
but by evening it is dry and withered.e
and terrified by your indignation.
we finish our years with a moan.h
10 Our days may come to seventy years,i
or eighty,j if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,k
for they quickly pass, and we fly away.l
12 Teach us to number our days,o
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.p
13 Relent, Lord! How longq will it be?
Have compassion on your servants.r
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
your splendor to their children.w
17 May the favora of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.x
1 Whoever dwells in the sheltery of the Most High
my God, in whom I trust.”
from the fowler’s snarec
and from the deadly pestilence.d
and under his wings you will find refuge;e
his faithfulness will be your shieldf and rampart.
5 You will not fearg the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
and see the punishment of the wicked.h
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harmi will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angelsj concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;k
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.l
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.m
14 “Because heb loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.n
16 With long lifeo I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.p”
That is, probably the king