Psalm 90:5
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New International Version
Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death-- they are like the new grass of the morning:

New Living Translation
You sweep people away like dreams that disappear. They are like grass that springs up in the morning.

English Standard Version
You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning:

New American Standard Bible
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.

King James Bible
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You end their lives; they sleep. They are like grass that grows in the morning--

International Standard Version
You will sweep them away while they are asleep— by morning they are like growing grass.

NET Bible
You bring their lives to an end and they "fall asleep." In the morning they are like the grass that sprouts up;

New Heart English Bible
You sweep them away as they sleep. In the morning they sprout like new grass.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their generations shall be a sleep and at dawn it shall change like a flower

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You sweep mortals away. They are a dream. They sprout again in the morning like cut grass.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep; In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

New American Standard 1977
Thou hast swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep;
            In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou dost cause them to pass by as the waters of a river; they are as a dream, which is strong in the morning like grass.

King James 2000 Bible
You carry them away as with a flood; they are like a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up.

American King James Version
You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up.

American Standard Version
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
things that are counted nothing, shall their years be.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are [as] a sleep: in the morning they are like grass [that] groweth up:

English Revised Version
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep; in the morning they are like grass which groweth.

World English Bible
You sweep them away as they sleep. In the morning they sprout like new grass.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast inundated them, they are asleep, In the morning as grass he changeth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Lord, You have Been Our Dwelling Place
4For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night. 5You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew. 6In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew; Toward evening it fades and withers away.…
Cross References
Job 14:2
"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

Job 14:12
So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.

Job 20:8
"He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.

Job 22:16
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundations were washed away by a river?

Job 27:20
"Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.

Psalm 76:5
The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.

Psalm 92:7
That when the wicked sprouted up like grass And all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.

Psalm 102:4
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.

Psalm 103:15
As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Isaiah 40:6
A voice says, "Call out." Then he answered, "What shall I call out?" All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
Treasury of Scripture

You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up.

thou

Job 9:26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hastens to the prey.

Job 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood:

Job 27:20,21 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night…

Isaiah 8:7,8 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up on them the waters of the …

Jeremiah 46:7,8 Who is this that comes up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers…

as a sleep

Psalm 73:20 As a dream when one wakes; so, O Lord, when you wake, you shall despise …

Isaiah 29:7,8 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even …

morning

Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes…

Isaiah 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is …

James 1:10,11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the …

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower …

groweth up. or, is changed

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