Psalm 85

Restoration of Favor

For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.

Lord, you showed favor to your land;(A)
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.[a](B)
You forgave your people’s guilt;
you covered all their sin.(C)Selah
You withdrew all your fury;
you turned from your burning anger.(D)

Return to us, God of our salvation,
and abandon your displeasure with us.(E)
Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger for all generations?(F)
Will you not revive us again
so that your people may rejoice in you?(G)
Show us your faithful love, Lord,
and give us your salvation.(H)

I will listen to what God will say;
surely the Lord will declare peace
to his people, his faithful ones,
and not let them go back to foolish ways.(I)
His salvation is very near those who fear him,
so that glory may dwell in our land.(J)

10 Faithful love and truth will join together;
righteousness and peace will embrace.(K)
11 Truth will spring up from the earth,
and righteousness will look down from heaven.(L)
12 Also, the Lord will provide what is good,
and our land will yield its crops.(M)
13 Righteousness will go before him
to prepare the way for his steps.(N)

Footnotes

  1. 85:1 Or restored Jacob from captivity

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