1: (A Prayer by Moses, the man of God.) Lord, you have been our dwelling place In all generations. 2: Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever you had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. 3: You turn man to destruction, saying, "Return, you children of men." 4: For a thousand years in your sight Are but as yesterday when it is past, As a watch in the night. 5: You sweep them away as they sleep. In the morning they sprout like new grass. 6: In the morning it sprouts and springs up. By evening, it is withered and dry. 7: For we are consumed in your anger. We are troubled in your wrath. 8: You have set our iniquities before you, Our secret sins in the light of your presence. 9: For all our days have passed away in your wrath. We bring our years to an end as a sigh. 10: The days of our years are seventy, Or even by reason of strength eighty years; Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, For it passes quickly, and we fly away. 11: Who knows the power of your anger, Your wrath according to the fear that is due to you? 12: So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. 13: Relent, Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants. 14: Satisfy us in the morning with your lovingkindness, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15: Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, For as many years as we have seen evil. 16: Let your work appear to your servants; Your glory to their children. 17: Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; Establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.