and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys,(A) and had a large number of servants.(B) He was the greatest man(C) among all the people of the East.(D)

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Psalm 85[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
    you restored the fortunes(A) of Jacob.
You forgave(B) the iniquity(C) of your people
    and covered all their sins.[b]
You set aside all your wrath(D)
    and turned from your fierce anger.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 85:1 In Hebrew texts 85:1-13 is numbered 85:2-14.
  2. Psalm 85:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Those who sow with tears(A)
    will reap(B) with songs of joy.(C)
Those who go out weeping,(D)
    carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
    carrying sheaves with them.

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And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death(A)
        even death on a cross!(B)

Therefore God exalted him(C) to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,(D)

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11 As you know, we count as blessed(A) those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance(B) and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.(C) The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.(D)

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