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For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

90:4 thousand years. This verse (like II Peter 3:8) has often been misinterpreted to justify taking the days of creation as equivalent to geological ages. In this context, however, Moses is referring to the ancient descendants of Adam. Even though they had lived almost a thousand years, by the time of Moses they were all but forgotten.

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