13 Relent, Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.

Other Translations of Psalm 90:13

King James Version

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

English Standard Version

13 Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants!

The Message

13 Come back, God - how long do we have to wait? - and treat your servants with kindness for a change.

New King James Version

13 Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion on Your servants.

New Living Translation

13 O Lord, come back to us! How long will you delay? Take pity on your servants!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 90:13

Commentary on Psalm 90:12-17

(Read Psalm 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.