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Psalm 85 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

85 To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Thou hast accepted, O Jehovah, Thy land, Thou hast turned [to] the captivity of Jacob.

Thou hast borne away the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

Thou hast gathered up all Thy wrath, Thou hast turned back from the fierceness of Thine anger.

Turn back [to] us, O God of our salvation, And make void Thine anger with us.

To the age art Thou angry against us? Dost Thou draw out Thine anger To generation and generation?

Dost Thou not turn back? Thou revivest us, And Thy people do rejoice in Thee.

Show us, O Jehovah, thy kindness, And Thy salvation Thou dost give to us.

I hear what God Jehovah speaketh, For He speaketh peace unto His people, And unto His saints, and they turn not back to folly.

Only, near to those fearing Him [is] His salvation, That honour may dwell in our land.

10 Kindness and truth have met, Righteousness and peace have kissed,

11 Truth from the earth springeth up, And righteousness from heaven looketh out,

12 Jehovah also giveth that which is good, And our land doth give its increase.

13 Righteousness before Him goeth, And maketh His footsteps for a way!

Psalm 85 New International Version (NIV)

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 of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people
    and covered all their sins.[b]
You set aside all your wrath
    and turned from your fierce anger.

Restore us again, God our Savior,
    and put away your displeasure toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
    that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
    and grant us your salvation.

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
    but let them not turn to folly.
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulness meet together;
    righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
    and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,
    and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
    and prepares the way for his steps.

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.
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