New Living Translation
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in 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.
Psalm 90:12 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
90:12 Teach us - To consider the shortness of life, and the certainty and speediness of death. That - That we may heartily devote ourselves to true wisdom.
Of the Hebrew Doctors on the great Day of Judgment, and of the Reign of the Messiah then to come. Carpentarius, in his Commentary on the Alcinous of Plato, p. 322, asserts, that "the seventh millenary was called, by the whole school of the Cabalists, the great day of judgment, because then they think that God will judge the souls of all." He means, by the name of Cabalists, (if I am not mistaken,) the Talmudic doctors, according to whom, in more than one author, that tradition is found to be recorded. …
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse
The Inner Chamber
The Circumcision of Christ: a Hymn for New Year's Day. So Teach us to Number Our Days, that we May Apply Our Hearts unto Wisdom.
And for Your Fearlessness against them Hold this Sure Sign -- Whenever There Is...
Oh, that they were wise and could understand this! Oh, that they might know their fate!
"LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered--how fleeting my life is.
My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands.
Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies--so the living should take this to heart.
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