For the director of music. A psalm of the sons of Korah [C descendants of Kohath, son of Levi, who served as temple musicians; 1 Chr. 6:22].
85 Lord, you ·have been kind to [delight in] your land; you ·brought back [restored the fortunes of; C perhaps at the end of the exile] the people of Jacob [C another name for Israel]. 2 You forgave the guilt of the people and covered all their sins. ·Selah[Interlude] 3 You ·stopped [drew back from] all your anger; you turned back from your ·strong [burning] anger.
4 God our Savior, ·bring us back again [restore us again]. Stop being angry with us. 5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you ·stay angry [draw out your anger against us] from now on? 6 Won’t you give us life again? Your people would rejoice in you. 7 Lord, show us your ·love [loyalty], and ·save us [L give to us your salvation/victory].
8 I will listen to what God the Lord says. He has ·ordered [spoken; promised] ·peace [prosperity] for ·those who worship him [L his people, his saints/loyal ones]. Don’t let them go back to foolishness. 9 ·God will soon save those who respect him [L His salvation/victory is near to those who fear him; Prov. 1:7], and his glory will ·be seen [L dwell] in our land. 10 ·Love [Loyalty] and ·truth [faithfulness] ·belong to God’s people [L meet]; ·goodness [righteousness] and ·peace [prosperity] ·will be theirs [L kiss]. 11 ·On earth people will be loyal to God [Faithfulness sprouts/blooms from the earth/land], and ·God’s goodness [righteousness] will ·shine [look] down from heaven. 12 The Lord will give his ·goodness [or good gifts], and the land will give its crops. 13 ·Goodness [Righteousness] will go before ·God [L him] and prepare the way for ·him [L his steps].
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