Yahweh makes us happy (Ps 90:13-90:17)

“Return!

Yahweh!

How long will be?

Have compassion on your servants!

Satisfy us in the morning                                                   

With your steadfast love.

Thus we may rejoice.

We may be glad all our days.

Make us glad

As many days

As you have afflicted us.

Make us glad

As many years

As we have seen evil.

Let your work be manifest to your servants.

Let your glorious power be to their children.

Let the favor of Yahweh,

Our God,

Be upon us.

Let the favor of Yahweh

Prosper for us

The work of our hands.

O prosper the work of our hands.”

This psalm concludes with a cry for pity on us humans. They wanted to be happy. How long would they have to suffer? When would they have compassion? They wanted the morning steadfast love of God to endure. They wanted to be happy for as long as they had been afflicted and seen evil. They wanted to see the glorious work and the favor of Yahweh. They wanted the work of their hands to prosper.

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