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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Old Testament. (continued)
 
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    A thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, 1 and as a watch in the night.
          Psalm xc. 4.
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    We spend our years as a tale that is told. 2
          Psalm xc. 9.
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    The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 3
          Psalm xc. 10.
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    So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
          Psalm xc. 12.
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    Establish thou the work of our hands upon us: yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. 4
          Psalm xc. 17.
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    I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 5
          Psalm xci. 2.
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    Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for… the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 6
          Psalm xci. 6.
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    The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 7
          Psalm xcii. 12.
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    The noise of many waters.
          Psalm xciii. 4.
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    The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice. 8
          Psalm xcvii. 1.
 
Note 1.
Seeing that is past.—Ibid. [back]
Note 2.
We bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.—Ibid. [back]
Note 3.
The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.—Ibid. [back]
Note 4.
Prosper thou the work of our hands upon us; oh prosper thou our handiwork.—Ibid. [back]
Note 5.
I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope and my stronghold; my God, in him will I trust.—Ibid. [back]
Note 6.
For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.—Ibid. [back]
Note 7.
Like a palm-tree, and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.—Ibid. [back]
Note 8.
The Lord is king; the earth may be glad thereof.—Ibid. [back]
 

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