Tehillim / Psalms 90 | ספר תהילים צ, Part 1, The Work of God’s Hands in Our Lives

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 90:1-17, the Psalm opens saying, א תְּפִלָּה לְמֹשֶׁה אִישׁ-הָאֱלֹהִים אֲדֹנָי מָעוֹן אַתָּה הָיִיתָ לָּנוּ בְּדֹר וָדֹר: A prayer of Moses the man of God. 90:1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. (NASB) Moshe says the Lord Himself has been a dwelling place. Moshe continues saying, ב בְּטֶרֶם | הָרִים יֻלָּדוּ וַתְּחוֹלֵל אֶרֶץ וְתֵבֵל וּמֵעוֹלָם עַד-עוֹלָם אַתָּה אֵל: ג תָּשֵׁב אֱנוֹשׁ עַד-דַּכָּא וַתֹּאמֶר שׁוּבוּ בְנֵי-אָדָם: ד כִּי אֶלֶף שָׁנִים בְּעֵינֶיךָ כְּיוֹם אֶתְמוֹל כִּי יַעֲבֹר וְאַשְׁמוּרָה בַלָּיְלָה: ה זְרַמְתָּם שֵׁנָה יִהְיוּ בַּבֹּקֶר כֶּחָצִיר יַחֲלֹף: 90:2 Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. 90:3 You turn man back into dust And say, ‘Return, O children of men.’ 90:4 For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night. 90:5 You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew. (NASB) Moshe speaks of man returning to the dust. He continues saying the Lord has placed our sins before him. ו בַּבֹּקֶר יָצִיץ וְחָלָף לָעֶרֶב יְמוֹלֵל וְיָבֵשׁ: ז כִּי-כָלִינוּ בְאַפֶּךָ וּבַחֲמָתְךָ נִבְהָלְנוּ: ח שַׁתָּ [שַׁתָּה] עֲוֹנֹתֵינוּ לְנֶגְדֶּךָ עֲלֻמֵנוּ לִמְאוֹר פָּנֶיךָ: ט כִּי כָל-יָמֵינוּ פָּנוּ בְעֶבְרָתֶךָ כִּלִּינוּ שָׁנֵינוּ כְמוֹ-הֶגֶה: י יְמֵי שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ | בָּהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וְאִם בִּגְבוּרֹת | שְׁמוֹנִים שָׁנָה וְרָהְבָּם עָמָל וָאָוֶן כִּי-גָז חִישׁ וַנָּעֻפָה: 90:6 In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew; Toward evening it fades and withers away. 90:7 For we have been consumed by Your anger And by Your wrath we have been dismayed. 90:8 You have placed our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your presence. 90:9 For all our days have declined in Your fury; We have finished our years like a sigh. 90:10 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. (NASB) Read more here: Tehillim 90-Part1

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