New International Version
All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.
King James Bible
For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
Darby Bible Translation
For all our days pass away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a [passing] thought.
World English Bible
For all our days have passed away in your wrath. We bring our years to an end as a sigh.
Young's Literal Translation
For all our days pined away in Thy wrath, We consumed our years as a meditation.
Psalm 90:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Psalm 90:9We spend our years as a tale - The Vulgate has: Anni nostri sicut aranea meditabuntur; "Our years pass away like those of the spider." Our plans and operations are like the spider's web; life is as frail, and the thread of it as brittle, as one of those that constitute the well-wrought and curious, but fragile, habitation of that insect. All the Versions have the word spider; but it neither appears in the Hebrew, nor in any of its MSS. which have been collated.
My old Psalter has a curious paraphrase here: "Als the iran (spider) makes vayne webs for to take flese (flies) with gile, swa our yeres ere ockupide in ydel and swikel castes about erthly thynges; and passes with outen frute of gude werks, and waste in ydel thynkyns." This is too true a picture of most lives.
But the Hebrew is different from all the Versions. "We consume our years (כמו הגה kemo hegeh) like a groan." We live a dying, whining, complaining life, and at last a groan is its termination! How amazingly expressive!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
passed. Heb. turned.
a tale. Heb. a meditation
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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God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.
So he ended their days in futility and their years in terror.
Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?
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