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Psalm 85

For the Music Director. A Psalm of the songs of Korah.

Lord, You have been favorable to Your land;
    You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people;
    You have covered all their sin. Selah
You have withdrawn all Your wrath;
    You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.

Restore us, O God of our salvation,
    and put away Your indignation toward us.
Will You be angry with us forever?
    Will You draw out Your anger to all generations?
Will You not revive us again,
    that Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your mercy, O Lord,
    and grant us Your deliverance.

I will hear what God the Lord will speak,
    for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints,
    but let them not turn again to folly.
Surely His salvation is near to them who fear Him,
    that glory may dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth have met together;
    righteousness and peace have kissed.
11 Truth springs from the ground,
    and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, the Lord gives that which is good,
    and our land shall yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before Him
    and prepare a way for His footsteps.