1: (A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.) Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations. 2: Before the mountains were brought forth, and thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from eternity to eternity thou art God. 3: Thou makest [mortal] man to return to dust, and sayest, Return, children of men. 4: For a thousand years, in thy sight, are as yesterday when it is past, and [as] a watch in the night. 5: Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are [as] a sleep: in the morning they are like grass [that] groweth up: 6: In the morning it flourisheth and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down and withereth. 7: For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy fury are we troubled. 8: Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret [sins] in the light of thy countenance. 9: For all our days pass away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a [passing] thought. 10: The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if, by reason of strength, they be fourscore years, yet their pride is labour and vanity, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11: Who knoweth the power of thine anger? and thy wrath according to the fear of thee? 12: So teach [us] to number our days, that we may acquire a wise heart. 13: Return, Jehovah: how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 14: Satisfy us early with thy loving-kindness; that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 15: Make us glad according to the days [wherein] thou hast afflicted us, according to the years [wherein] we have seen evil. 16: Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy majesty unto their sons. 17: And let the beauty of Jehovah our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us: yea, the work of our hands, establish thou it.