Psalm 90:12
New International Version
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

New Living Translation
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.

English Standard Version
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Berean Study Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may present a heart of wisdom.

New American Standard Bible
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

King James Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Christian Standard Bible
Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.

Contemporary English Version
Teach us to use wisely all the time we have.

Good News Translation
Teach us how short our life is, so that we may become wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.

International Standard Version
teach us to keep account of our days so we may develop inner wisdom.

NET Bible
So teach us to consider our mortality, so that we might live wisely.

New Heart English Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Teach us the number of our days that we may enter the heart of wisdom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Teach us to number each of our days so that we may grow in wisdom.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom.

New American Standard 1977
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cause us to learn this that we might number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

American King James Version
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

American Standard Version
So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and who knows how to number his days because of the fear of thy wrath? So manifest thy right hand, and those that are instructed in wisdom in the heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
can number thy wrath? So make thy right hand known: and men learned in heart, in wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
So teach [us] to number our days, that we may acquire a wise heart.

English Revised Version
So teach us to number our days, that we may get us an heart of wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

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.
Study Bible
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
11Who knows the power of Your anger? Your wrath matches the fear You are due. 12So teach us to number our days, that we may present a heart of wisdom. 13Return, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on Your servants.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:29
If only they were wise, they would understand it; they would comprehend their fate.

Psalm 39:4
"Show me, O LORD, my end and the measure of my days. Let me know how fleeting my life is.

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if you accept my words and hide my commandments within you,

Ecclesiastes 7:2
It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart.

Treasury of Scripture

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

so

Psalm 39:4
LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

Deuteronomy 32:29
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

that

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 2:2-6
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; …

Proverbs 3:13-18
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…

apply our hearts.







Lexicon
So
כֵּ֣ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

teach
הוֹדַ֑ע (hō·w·ḏa‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

us to number
לִמְנ֣וֹת (lim·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4487: To weigh out, to allot, constitute officially, to enumerate, enroll

our days,
יָ֭מֵינוּ (yā·mê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

that we may present
וְ֝נָבִ֗א (wə·nā·ḇi)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

a heart
לְבַ֣ב (lə·ḇaḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

of wisdom.
חָכְמָֽה׃ (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom
(12) Number our days.--This verse as it stands literally gives to allot, or in allotting (see Isaiah 65:12), our days, so teach, and we will cause to come the heart wisdom. The last clause, if intelligible at all, must mean "that we may offer a wise heart," and the natural way to understand the verse is to make God, not man, as in the Authorised Version, the reckoner of the days. "In allotting our days thus make us know (i.e., make us know the power of Thine anger), in order that we may present a wise heart."

The verse must evidently be taken in close connection. with the preceding, or the point of the petition is lost, and though the ordinary rendering, "Teach us to number our days," has given birth to a number of sayings which might be quoted in illustration, it is neither in itself very intelligible, nor, except by one instance in later Hebrew, can it be supported as a rendering of the original.

Verses 12-17. - From complaint the psalmist, in conclusion, turns to prayer - prayer for his people rather than for himself. His petitions are,

(1) that God will enable his people to take to heart the lessons which the brevity of life should teach (ver. 12);

(2) that he will cease from his anger, and relent concerning them (ver. 13);

(3) that he will once more shower his mercies upon them, and cause their affliction to be swallowed up in gladness (vers. 14, 15);

(4) that he will show his glorious doings to them and to their children (ver. 16);

(5) that he will let his beauty rest upon them (ver. 17); and

(6) that he will bless their doings, and establish them (ver. 17). Verse 12. - So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. "Teach us," that is, "so to reflect on the brevity of life, that we may get to ourselves a heart of wisdom," or a heart that is wise and understanding. 90:12-17 Those who would learn true wisdom, must pray for Divine instruction, must beg to be taught by the Holy Spirit; and for comfort and joy in the returns of God's favour. They pray for the mercy of God, for they pretend not to plead any merit of their own. His favour would be a full fountain of future joys. It would be a sufficient balance to former griefs. Let the grace of God in us produce the light of good works. And let Divine consolations put gladness into our hearts, and a lustre upon our countenances. The work of our hands, establish thou it; and, in order to that, establish us in it. Instead of wasting our precious, fleeting days in pursuing fancies, which leave the possessors for ever poor, let us seek the forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance in heaven. Let us pray that the work of the Holy Spirit may appear in converting our hearts, and that the beauty of holiness may be seen in our conduct.
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