New International Version
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
King James Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
So teach [us] to number our days, that we may acquire a wise heart.
World English Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Young's Literal Translation
To number our days aright let us know, And we bring the heart to wisdom.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Psalm 90:12So teach us to number our days - Let us deeply consider our own frailty, and the shortness and uncertainty of life, that we may live for eternity, acquaint ourselves with thee and be at peace; that we may die in thy favor and live and reign with thee eternally.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
apply our hearts. Heb. cause our hearts to come
LibraryThe Cry of the Mortal to the Undying
'Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.--PSALM xc. 17. If any reliance is to be placed upon the superscription of this psalm, it is one of the oldest, as it certainly is of the grandest, pieces of religious poetry in the world. It is said to be 'A prayer of Moses, the man of God,' and whether that be historically true or no, the tone of the psalm naturally suggests the great lawgiver, whose special …
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Wesley's Reasons for his Long Life
If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!
"Show me, LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.
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