1 Prayer to Moses the man of God. O Jehovah, thou wert a refuge to us in generation and generation. 2 Before the mountains were born, and the earth shall be begun, and the habitable globe, and from forever even to forever, thou art God.
3 Thou wilt turn man even to crushing, and thou wilt say, Turn back, ye sons of man. 4 For a thousand years in thine eyes as the day of yesterday, for it shall pass away, and watches in the night. 5 Thou didst overwhelm them; in sleep shall they be; in the morning as the grass will pass away. 6 In the morning it will flourish, and it will pass away at evening; it will be cut off and will dry up.
7 For we were finished in thine Anger, and in thy wrath we were terrified. 8 Thou didst set our iniquities before thee, our hidden things before the light of thy face. 9 For all our days turned away in thy wrath: we finished our years as a meditation 10 The days of our years, in them seventy years; and if in strengths, eighty years, and their pride labor and vanity; for being soon cut off and we shall fly away. 11 Who shall know the strength of thine anger? and according to thy fear, thy wrath. 12 To number our days so make known, and we shall bring the heart to wisdom.
13 Turn back, O Jehovah, how long? and have pity upon thy servants. 14 Satisfy us in the morning with thy mercy, and we shall rejoice and be glad in all our days. 15 We rejoiced according to the days thou didst humble us, the years we saw evil. 16 Cause thy works to be seen to thy servants, and thine honor for their sons. 17 And the sweetness of Jehovah our God shall be upon us: and the work of our hands prepare thou it upon us; and the work of our hands prepare thou it.