New International Version
Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death-- they are like the new grass of the morning:
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.
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:
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou carriest them away as with a flood - Life is compared to a stream, ever gliding away; but sometimes it is as a mighty torrent, when by reason of plague, famine, or war, thousands are swept away daily. In particular cases it is a rapid stream, when the young are suddenly carried off by consumptions, fevers, etc.; this is the flower that flourisheth in the morning, and in the evening is cut down and withered. The whole of life is like a sleep or as a dream. The eternal world is real; all here is either shadowy or representative. On the whole, life is represented as a stream; youth, as morning; decline of life, or old age, as evening, death, as sleep; and the resurrection as the return of the flowers in spring. All these images appear in these curious and striking verses, Psalm 90:3-6.
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as a sleep
groweth up. or, is changed
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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They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.
so he lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, people will not awake or be roused from their sleep.
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.
The valiant lie plundered, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.
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