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Psalm 90 Select Words

Psalm 90 select words and phrases to help with explanation, and some helpful cross references. Some may like to see the Hebrew words. 

Tod Kennedy, 8.26.15

 

  1. Superscription. Prayer (תְּפִלָּה tephillah, prayer) Man of God (Deuteronomy 33:1).
  2. Psalm 90:1, 2, 17. God (Elohim אֱלֹהִים   El אֵל)
  3. Psalm 90:1, 17. Lord (Adonay  אֲֽדֹנָ֗י).
  4. Psalm 90:1. Dwelling place (מָעוֹן  ma`on, refuge, habitation, dwelling) (Psalm 71:3; 91:1, 9; Deuteronomy 33:27).
  5. Psalm 90:2.  Mountains born, birth to the earth (Genesis 1:1; Job 38:4-6).
  6. Psalm 90:2. Everlasting (עוֹלָם `olam, long duration, antiquity, always, forever (Psalm 146:6; 102:24-27).
  7. Psalm 90:4. Thousand years (אֶ֪לֶף 'eleph thousand (Peter 3:8).
  8. Psalm 90:5-6. Swept away (זָרַם zaram to flood away). Man is like grass (Job 20:4-9; Psalm 39:4-6; 102:11; 103:15-16).
  9. Psalm 90:7-9. Iniquities (עָוֹן `aon, iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity) secret sins  (Deuteronomy 1:34-39; 2:14-16; Numbers 14:26-35; 17:12-13; Proverbs 5:21).
  10. Psalm 90:9, 10, 12, 14, 15. Days (יוֹם yom, day) refers to the time we have in life. It is often full of sorrow due to sin, yet we pray we will use our days wisely and Yahweh will bring joy into our days, (Psalm 23:6; 27:4; 39:4-5; 103:15; 143:5; 144:4; Ephesians 5:16; 1 Peter 3:10).
  11. Psalm 90:10. Days of our life, labor (עָמָל `amal, labor, toil, trouble) and sorrow (אָ֫וֶן 'awen trouble, sorrow, wickedness), (Ps 78:39; Job 14:10; Ecclesiastes 2:2-7).
  12. Psalm 90:11. Anger (אַף 'aph nose, face, anger) and fury (עֶבְרָה `ebrah, arrogance, fury, outburst), (Leviticus 26:18, 21, 24, 28; Deuteronomy 28:59).
  13. Psalm 90:12. Teach (יָדַע yada’ to know, hiphil).
  14. Psalm 90.12. To number (מָנָה manoah to number, count), use wisely בּוֹא bo' go bring + חָכְמָה chacmah wisdom), (Psalm 39:4-5; Proverbs 3:13-18).
  15. Psalm 90:13.  Do return (שׁוּב shub, turn back, return) and be sorry (נחם nacham, be sorry, have pity, have compassion) (Psalm 6:4; 89:46; Deuteronomy 32:36).
  16. Psalm 90:13. LORD (יהוה Yahweh, divine name of God).
  17. Psalm 90:14. Satisfy (שָׂבֵעַ sabea` be satisfied, filled) with your lovingkindness (חֶ֫סֶד  hesed, (Psalm 36:7-8; 63:3-5).
  18. Psalm 90:15. Make glad (שָׂמַח samach rejoice make glad) (Psalm 30:5; 85:6; 86:4).
  19. Psalm 90:16. Let your work (פֹּ֫עַל po`al deed, work,thing made), and majesty (הָדָר hadar, splendor, honor, majesty) appear (Psalm 44:1; Numbers 14:15-24).
  20. Psalm 90:17. Favor (נֹ֫עַם no`am, pleasantness, delightfulness) and is the Hebrew word for "beauty" of the Lord in Psalm 27:4. (Psalm 27:4; 68:28; 80:3, 7; Joshua 24:22-24).
  21. Psalm 90:17. Confirm (כּוּן cun set up, establish) the work (מַעֲשֶׂה ma`aseh, deed, work, thing done), (Joshua 4:22-24).