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Psalms 90:1


Book 4
(Psalms 90-106)

Psalm 90 1 

A prayer of Moses, the man of God.

90:1 O Lord, you have been our protector 2  through all generations!

1 sn Psalm 90. In this communal lament the worship leader affirms that the eternal God and creator of the world has always been Israel’s protector. But God also causes men, who are as transient as grass, to die, and in his fierce anger he decimates his covenant community, whose brief lives are filled with suffering and end in weakness. The community asks for wisdom, the restoration of God’s favor, a fresh revelation of his power, and his blessing upon their labors.

2 tn Or “place of safety.” See Ps 71:3.

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