Psalm 90:1
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New International Version
A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.

New Living Translation
A prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, through all the generations you have been our home!

English Standard Version
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

New American Standard Bible
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.

King James Bible
A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, You have been our refuge in every generation.

International Standard Version
Lord, you've been our refuge from generation to generation.

NET Bible
A prayer of Moses, the man of God. O Lord, you have been our protector through all generations!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, you have been a dwelling place for us for a generation of generations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A prayer by Moses, the man of God.] O Lord, you have been our refuge throughout every generation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Lord, thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.

King James 2000 Bible
LORD, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

American King James Version
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

American Standard Version
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place In all generations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.} Lord, *thou* hast been our dwelling-place in all generations.

English Revised Version
BOOK IV A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Webster's Bible Translation
A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations.

World English Bible
Lord, you have been our dwelling place for all generations.

Young's Literal Translation
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, a habitation Thou -- Thou hast been, To us -- in generation and generation,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

90:1-6 It is supposed that this psalm refers to the sentence passed on Israel in the wilderness, Nu 14. The favour and protection of God are the only sure rest and comfort of the soul in this evil world. Christ Jesus is the refuge and dwelling-place to which we may repair. We are dying creatures, all our comforts in the world are dying comforts, but God is an ever-living God, and believers find him so. When God, by sickness, or other afflictions, turns men to destruction, he thereby calls men to return unto him to repent of their sins, and live a new life. A thousand years are nothing to God's eternity: between a minute and a million of years there is some proportion; between time and eternity there is none. All the events of a thousand years, whether past or to come, are more present to the Eternal Mind, than what was done in the last hour is to us. And in the resurrection, the body and soul shall both return and be united again. Time passes unobserved by us, as with men asleep; and when it is past, it is as nothing. It is a short and quickly-passing life, as the waters of a flood. Man does but flourish as the grass, which, when the winter of old age comes, will wither; but he may be mown down by disease or disaster.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - Lord, thou hast been our Dwelling place in all generations; or, "our habitation" (see Psalm 91:9); comp. Psalm 32:7, "Thou art my Hiding place." For well nigh forty years Moses had had no fixed material dwelling place.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations,.... Even when they had no certain dwelling place in the world; so their ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, dwelt in tabernacles in the land of promise, as in a strange land; and their posterity for many years served under great affliction and oppression in a land that was not theirs; and now they were dwelling in tents in the wilderness, and removing from place to place; but as the Lord had been in every age, so he now was the dwelling place of those that trusted in him; being that to them as an habitation is to man, in whom they had provision, protection, rest, and safety; see Psalm 31:2 so all that believe in Christ dwell in him, and he in them, John 6:56, they dwelt secretly in him before they believed; so they dwelt in his heart's love, in his arms, in him as their head in election, and as their representative in the covenant of grace from eternity; and, when they fell in Adam, they were preserved in Christ, dwelling in him; and so they were in him when on the cross, in the grave, and now in heaven; for they are said to be crucified, buried, and risen with him, and set down in heavenly places in him, Galatians 2:20, and, being converted, they have an open dwelling in him by faith, to whom they have fled for refuge, and in whom they dwell safely, quietly, comfortably, pleasantly, and shall never be turned out: here they have room, plenty of provisions, rest, and peace, and security from all evils; he is an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm. Some render the word "refuge"; (a) such is Christ to his people, being the antitype of the cities of refuge; and others "helper", as the Targum; which also well agrees with him, on whom their help is laid, and is found.

(z) Huillus Patriarch. in Origen. apud Hieron. adv. Ruffin. l. 1. fol. 67. L. (a) "refugium", V. L. Vatablus; "asylum", Gejerus.

The Treasury of David

1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest Return, ye children of men.

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but 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 which 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 wrath 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 are passed away in thy wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told.

10 The 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.

11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

Psalm 90:1

"Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations." We must consider the whole Psalm as written for the tribes in the desert, and then we shall see the primary meaning of each verse. Moses, in effect, says - wanderers though we be in the howling wilderness, yet we find a home in thee, even as our forefathers did when they came out of Ur of the Chaldees and dwelt in tents among the Canaanites. To the saints the Lord Jehovah, the self-existent God, stands instead of mansion and rooftree; he shelters, comforts, protects, preserves, and cherishes all his own. Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the saints dwell in their God, and have always done so in all ages. Not in the tabernacle or the temple do we dwell, but in God himself; and this we have always done since there was a church in the world. We have not shifted our abode. King's palaces have vanished beneath the crumbling hand of time - they have been burned with fire and buried beneath mountains of ruins, but the imperial race of heaven has never lost its regal habitation. Go to the Palatine and see how the Caesars are forgotten of the halls which echoed to their despotic mandates, and resounded with the plaudits of the nations over which they ruled, and then look upward and see in the ever-living Jehovah the divine home of the faithful, untouched by so much as the finger of decay. Where dwelt our fathers, a hundred generations since, there dwell we still. It is of New Testament saints that the Holy Ghost has said, "He that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in God and God in him!" It was a divine mouth which said, "Abide in me," and then added, "he that abideth in me and I in him the same bringeth forth much fruit." It is most sweet to speak with the Lord as Moses did, saying, "Lord, thou art our dwelling place," and it is wise to draw from the Lord's eternal condescensions reasons for expecting present and future mercies, as the Psalmist did in the next Psalm wherein he describes the safety of those who dwell in God.

Psalm 90:2

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Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

PSALM 90

Ps 90:1-17. Contrasting man's frailty with God's eternity, the writer mourns over it as the punishment of sin, and prays for a return of the divine favor. A Prayer [mainly such] of Moses the man of God—(De 33:1; Jos 14:6); as such he wrote this (see on [626]Ps 18:1, title, and [627]Ps 36:1, title).

1. dwelling-place—home (compare Eze 11:16), as a refuge (De 33:27).

Psalm 90:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
Lord, You have Been Our Dwelling Place
1A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:1
This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death.

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, 'Destroy them!'

1 Chronicles 23:14
The sons of Moses the man of God were counted as part of the tribe of Levi.

Psalm 71:3
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

Psalm 91:1
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:9
If you say, "The LORD is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling,

Ezekiel 11:16
"Therefore say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.'
Treasury of Scripture

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

A.M.

Numbers 13:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 14:1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the …

the man

Exodus 33:14-19 And he said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest…

Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed …

1 Kings 13:1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of …

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

Lord

Psalm 71:3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: …

Psalm 91:1,9 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under …

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting …

Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and …

Ezekiel 11:16 Therefore say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them …

John 6:56 He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is …

all generations. Heb. generation and generation

Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will …

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