Ps 85:8

85:8 me. The community has been speaking as a unit up to this point (“us”), but now an individual steps forward. Whoever he is (priest or prophet), he speaks on behalf of God.

he will speak peace. The word for “peace” (Hebrew shalom) indicates health and wholeness, and like “steadfast love,” (v. 7) is a word intimately associated with the covenant. God promises the restoration of intimate relationship with His people.

his saints. This word is formed from the same root as “steadfast love” (v. 7), and denotes those who are the objects of God’s covenant love.