Words for these readings are health, days, and life.
verse 7a I prayed, and prudence was given me
The Vulgate (circa 410): Propter hoc optavi, et datus est mihi sensus
Douay-Rheims (1582-1610): Wherefore I wished, and understanding was given me
New American (1970): Therefore I prayed, and prudence was given me
New Jerusalem (1985): and so I prayed, and understanding was given me
verse 10 Beyond health and comeliness I loved her,
and I chose to have her rather than the light,
because the splendor of her never yields to sleep
Light is always
special to Poor
Psalm 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 (14)
The Lectionary uses this Psalm as follows:
Readings Page in Verses used
114C 751 3-4, 5-6, 12-13 (8)
129C 820 3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17 (1)
143B 893 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, (14) Today.
verse (14) Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!
verse 12a Teach us to number our days aright.
verse 14b that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days.
verse 12a Indeed the word of god is living and effective
verse 17 As
knelt down before him, and asked him,
“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
This is one of the questions a scholar
identifies as needling
No one is good but God alone.”
A scholar points out that Matthew is not so off-putting. In Matthew 19:17, Jesus simply accepts the compliment, with “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is one alone who is good.” Quoting the scholar exactly, “We can only wonder, then, why Matthew repudiates this [according to Mark] honorable repudiation of the compliment (Matt 19:17).” 
A scholar notes that this is a passage “where
…the inappropriate reference of vv 29-30 to Peter who left his nets and not his fields, implies Mark’s redaction.…We cannot say why Mark chose Peter as spokesman; those holding a traditional view of authorship would say that it was because the material came to Mark through Peter; but this should not be taken in the sense that Peter told Mark he made the statement of v 28b to Jesus, for as we have seen the statement would be inappropriate on his lips.
The more I read about
there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters
or mother or father or children or lands
for my sake and for the sake of the gospel
verse 30 who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age:
houses and brothers and sisters
and mothers and children and lands,
with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.”
A scholar notes that house
is plural at Matthew 19:29 and uses that plural as a sign “that
Scholars like to look at lists. There is a scholarly argument over the meaning of this list. the scholar with the latest word writes that the list moves from what is less important to what is more important, from the less important house to the more important lands. A house is a place of shelter, draining resources, lands are agricultural fields from which sustenance is drawn. With so many of the Newport News Bethlehem Monastery Poor Clares from different lands, recognition is due to the currently discredited view that lands refers not to fields but to national origins. Who knows? Someday that view may come back into favor.
In any event,
Reading from the Book of Wisdom treasures wisdom more than health, more than life. The Psalm switches from knowledge, prudence, and understanding to love during all of our days. Hebrews combines knowledge and love in the effective living word of God. Mark removes the whole scenario out of the abstract with the promise of persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.
For sources, see the Appendix file.
 F. Gerald Downing, “`Honor’ among Exegetes,” the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 1 (January 1999) 59.
 E. Best, “Peter in the Gospel According to Mark,” the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 4 (October 1978) 554-555.