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A Prayer of Moses the man of God. LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

90:1 dwelling place. Moses had dwelt in a basket on the river, in the king’s palace, in the land of Midian, and then forty years in the wilderness. Like Moses, the ancient patriarchs also had “no certain dwellingplace” (I Corinthians 4:11). Yet Moses could write that “the eternal God is thy refuge [same Hebrew word as ‘dwelling place’], and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27). We, like they, are “strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13), but wherever the Lord is, that’s where home is!

90:1 in all generations. This psalm has always been identified as “a prayer of Moses the man of God” (superscript). The tone and context of the prayer would indicate that it was composed shortly before Moses was to die, with the children of Israel ready to enter the promised land. He had edited the records of the ancient patriarchs, from Adam down to Jacob and his sons as preserved now in the book of Genesis, and was thinking in terms of “all generations,” and God’s preservation of His people in all these ages.

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