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  • 1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
  • 2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
  • 3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
  • 4For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
  • 5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
  • 6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
  • 7For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
  • 8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

  • 9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
  • 10The 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.
  • 11Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
  • 12So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
  • 13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
  • 14O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
  • 15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
  • 16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
  • 17And let the 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.
Version: King James Edition - English