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Psalms 90:9

For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
As a spider. As frail and weak as a spider's web; and miserable withal, whilst, like a spider, we spend our bowels in weaving webs to catch flies. (Challoner) Meditabuntur is here used in a passive sense. (Tirinus) Hebrew, "we have spent our years like one speaking a word. "(St. Jerome) When he has done, the sound is no more: so their memory has perished with a sound, Psalm ix. 8. (Haydock) Hebrew, Chaldean, do not mention the spider: Yet it seems to have been originally in the text, as it is recognized by the Syriac, Septuagint, and the other Greek interpreters, and makes the sense more complete. (Calmet) The transcribers might more easily omit than the Septuagint, could insert this word. (Berthier)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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