Psalm 90:13
New International Version
Relent, LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.

New Living Translation
O LORD, come back to us! How long will you delay? Take pity on your servants!

English Standard Version
Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants!

Berean Study Bible
Return, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on Your servants.

New American Standard Bible
Do return, O LORD; how long will it be? And be sorry for Your servants.

King James Bible
Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD--how long? Turn and have compassion on your servants.

Contemporary English Version
Help us, LORD! Don't wait! Pity your servants.

Good News Translation
How much longer will your anger last? Have pity, O LORD, on your servants!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD--how long? Turn and have compassion on Your servants.

International Standard Version
Please return, LORD! When will it be? Comfort your servants.

NET Bible
Turn back toward us, O LORD! How long must this suffering last? Have pity on your servants!

New Heart English Bible
Relent, LORD. How long? Have compassion on your servants.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Return, Lord Jehovah. How long will you not comfort your Servants?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Return, LORD! How long...? Change your plans about [us,] your servants.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Return, O LORD; how long? And let it repent Thee concerning Thy servants.

New American Standard 1977
Do return, O LORD; how long will it be? And be sorry for Thy servants.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Return unto us, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy slaves.

King James 2000 Bible
Return, O LORD, how long? and may you have compassion concerning your servants.

American King James Version
Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.

American Standard Version
Return, O Jehovah; how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Return, O Lord, how long? and be intreated concerning thy servants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Return, O Lord, how long? and be entreated in favour of thy servants.

Darby Bible Translation
Return, Jehovah: how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

English Revised Version
Return, O LORD; how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

Webster's Bible Translation
Return, O LORD, how long? and repent thou concerning thy servants.

World English Bible
Relent, Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants!

Young's Literal Translation
Turn back, O Jehovah, till when? And repent concerning Thy servants.
Study Bible
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
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. 14Satisfy us in the morning with Your loving devotion, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.…
Cross References
Exodus 32:12
Why should the Egyptians declare, 'He brought them out with evil intent, to kill them in the mountains and wipe them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your fierce anger and relent from doing harm to Your people.

Deuteronomy 32:36
For the LORD will judge His people and have compassion on His servants when He sees that their strength is gone and no one remains, slave or free.

Psalm 6:3
My soul is deeply distressed. How long, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 6:4
Turn, O LORD, and deliver my soul; save me because of Your loving devotion.

Psalm 74:10
How long, O God, will the enemy taunt You? Will the foe revile Your name forever?

Psalm 80:14
Return, O God of Hosts, we pray! Look down from heaven and see! Attend to this vine,

Psalm 106:45
And He remembered His covenant with them, and relented by the abundance of His loving devotion.

Psalm 113:1
Hallelujah! Give praise, O servants of the LORD; praise the name of the LORD.

Psalm 135:14
For the LORD will vindicate His people and will have compassion on His servants.

Amos 7:3
So the LORD relented from this plan. "It will not happen," He said.

Amos 7:6
So the LORD relented from this plan. "It will not happen either," said the Lord GOD.

Jonah 3:9
Who knows? God may turn and relent; He may turn from His fierce anger, so that we will not perish."

Treasury of Scripture

Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.

return

Psalm 6:4
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

Psalm 80:14
Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

Jeremiah 12:15
And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.

how

Psalm 89:46
How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

let it

Psalm 106:45
And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

Psalm 135:14
For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

Exodus 32:14
And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.







Lexicon
Return,
שׁוּבָ֣ה (šū·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

O LORD!
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

How long will it be?
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Have compassion
וְ֝הִנָּחֵ֗ם (wə·hin·nā·ḥêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Your servants.
עֲבָדֶֽיךָ׃ (‘ă·ḇā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant
(13) Return.--Better, turn, either from anger (Exodus 32:12), or merely as in Psalm 6:4, "turn to thy servant."

Plainly we have here the experience of some particular epoch, and a prayer for Israel. From his meditation on the shortness of human existence the poet does not pass to a prayer for a prolonged life for himself, like Hezekiah, but for some intervention in relief of the suffering community of which he forms. part.

How long?--See Note, Psalm 74:9.

Let it repent thee.--Better, have pity on. (See Deuteronomy 32:36.)

Verse 13. - Return, O Lord, how long? rather, turn, O Lord; i.e. "turn from thy anger - how long will it be ere thou turnest?" And let it repent thee concerning thy servants. God "is not a man, that he should repent" (Numbers 23:19); and yet from time to time "it repents him concerning his servants" (Deuteronomy 32:36; Psalm 135:14). He relents, that is, from his fierce anger, allows himself to be appeased, and has compassion upon those who have provoked him. 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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