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Ps 90:1-17. Contrasting man's frailty with God's eternity, the writer mourns over it as the punishment of sin, and prays for a return of the divine favor. A Prayer [mainly such] of Moses the man of God-- (De 33:1; Jos 14:6); as such he wrote this (see on Ps 18:1, title, and Ps 36:1, title).
2. brought forth [and] formed--both express the idea of production by birth.
7, 8. For--A reason, this is the infliction of God's wrath.
10. Moses' life was an exception
11. The whole verse may be read as a question implying the negative, "No one knows what Thy anger can do, and what Thy wrath is, estimated by a true piety."
12. This he prays we may know or understand, so as properly to number or appreciate the shortness of our days, that we may be wise.
15. As have been our sorrows, so let our joys be great and long.
17. let the beauty--or sum of His gracious acts, in their harmony, be illustrated in us, and favor our enterprise.