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What Is The Upper Limit Of Man's Lifespan?
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (KJV)
Psalms 90:10 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. (KJV)
About 120 was the upper limit, but in David's day people weren't living much past seventy or eighty, so this is what he is responding to in writing Psalm 90. He is not giving an upper limit, but making a comment about the people of his day. Not a contradiction.
Also, some make the comment that after the Genesis 6:3 passage, there are people in the Bible who live much longer. God was making a prophecy about the future, not setting the limit at that moment. It says that man's days 'shall be' 120 years, not that they already are. Not a contradiction.
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