Psalm 90:13
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New International Version
Relent, LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.

King James Bible
Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

Darby Bible Translation
Return, Jehovah: how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

World English Bible
Relent, Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants!

Young's Literal Translation
Turn back, O Jehovah, till when? And repent concerning Thy servants.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Return, O Lord, how long? - Wilt thou continue angry with us for ever?

Let it repent thee - הנחם hinnachem, be comforted, rejoice over them to do them good. Be glorified rather in our salvation than in our destruction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake.

Psalm 80:14 Return, we beseech you, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

Jeremiah 12:15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again...

Joel 2:13,14 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger...

Zechariah 1:16 Therefore thus said the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, said the LORD of hosts...

how

Psalm 89:46 How long, LORD? will you hide yourself for ever? shall your wrath burn like fire?

let it

Psalm 106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

Psalm 135:14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

Exodus 32:14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do to his people.

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone...

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? how shall I make you as Admah? how shall I set you as Zeboim?...

Amos 7:3,6 The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, said the LORD...

Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Library
The 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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Moses, the Mighty Intercessor
Intercessory Prayer is a powerful means of grace to the praying man. Martyn observes that at times of inward dryness and depression, he had often found a delightful revival in the act of praying for others for their conversion, or sanctification, or prosperity in the work of the Lord. His dealings with God for them about these gifts and blessings were for himself the divinely natural channel of a renewed insight into his own part and lot in Christ, into Christ as his own rest and power, into the
Edward M. Bounds—Prayer and Praying Men

Old and New Year 445. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
[1699]St. Anne: William Croft, 1708 Psalm 90 Isaac Watts, 1719 O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home: Under the shadow of thy throne Thy saints have dwelt secure; Sufficient is thine arm alone, And our defense is sure. Before the hills in order stood, Or earth received her frame, From everlasting thou art God, To endless years the same. A thousand ages in thy sight Are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Wesley's Reasons for his Long Life
Saturday, June 28.--I this day enter on my eighty-fifth year; and what cause have I to praise God, as for a thousand spiritual blessings, so for bodily blessings also[ How little have I suffered yet by "the rush of numerous years!" It is true, I am not so agile as I was in times past. I do not run or walk so fast as I did; my sight is a little decayed; my left eye is grown dim and hardly serves me to read. I have daily some pain in the ball of my right eye, as also in my right temple (occasioned
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Exodus 32:12
Why should the Egyptians say, 'It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth'? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people.

Deuteronomy 32:36
The LORD will vindicate his people and relent concerning his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free.

Psalm 6:3
My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?

Psalm 6:4
Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.

Psalm 74:10
How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever?

Psalm 80:14
Return to us, God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see! Watch over this vine,

Psalm 106:45
for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.

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