For the music director; written by the Korahites, a psalm.
85:1 O Lord, you showed favor to your land;
you restored the well-being of Jacob.2
85:2 You pardoned3 the wrongdoing of your people;
you forgave4 all their sin. (Selah)
85:3 You withdrew all your fury;
you turned back from your raging anger.5
85:4 Restore us, O God our deliverer!
Do not be displeased with us!6
85:5 Will you stay mad at us forever?
Will you remain angry throughout future generations?7
85:6 Will you not revive us once more?
Then your people will rejoice in you!
85:7 O Lord, show us your loyal love!
Bestow on us your deliverance!
85:8 I will listen to what God the Lord says.8
For he will make9 peace with his people, his faithful followers.10
Yet they must not11 return to their foolish ways.
85:9 Certainly his loyal followers will soon experience his deliverance;12
then his splendor will again appear in our land.13
85:10 Loyal love and faithfulness meet;14
deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss.15
85:11 Faithfulness grows from the ground,
and deliverance looks down from the sky.16
85:12 Yes, the Lord will bestow his good blessings,17
and our land will yield18 its crops.
85:13 Deliverance goes19 before him,
and prepares20 a pathway for him.21