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:

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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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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 river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory...

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 their image.

Isaiah 29:7,8 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her fortification...

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 grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

James 1:10,11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away...

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away:

groweth up. or, is changed

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
Job 14:2
They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.

Job 14:12
so he lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, people will not awake or be roused from their sleep.

Job 20:8
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.

Job 22:16
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.

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

Psalm 76:5
The valiant lie plundered, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.

Psalm 92:7
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

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