Psalms 85

Psalm 851

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

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