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Psalm 85 World English Bible (WEB)

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

85 Yahweh, you have been favorable to your land.
    You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people.
    You have covered all their sin.
You have taken away all your wrath.
    You have turned from the fierceness of your anger.
Turn us, God of our salvation,
    and cause your indignation toward us to cease.
Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you draw out your anger to all generations?
Won’t you revive us again,
    that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your loving kindness, Yahweh.
    Grant us your salvation.
I will hear what God, Yahweh, will speak,
    for he will speak peace to his people, his saints;
    but let them not turn again to folly.
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
    that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth meet together.
    Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth springs out of the earth.
    Righteousness has looked down from heaven.
12 Yes, Yahweh will give that which is good.
    Our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness goes before him,
    And prepares the way for his steps.

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Psalm 85 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation.

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

85 O Lord, You showed favor to Your land;
You [a]restored the captivity of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of Your people;
You covered all their sin. [b]Selah.
You withdrew all Your fury;
You turned away from Your burning anger.

Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to [c]all generations?
Will You not Yourself [d]revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your lovingkindness, O Lord,
And grant us Your salvation.

[e]I will hear what God the Lord will say;
For He will speak peace to His people, [f]to His godly ones;
But let them not turn back to [g]folly.
Surely His salvation is near to those who [h]fear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
10 Lovingkindness and [i]truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 [j]Truth springs from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 Indeed, the Lord will give what is good,
And our land will yield its produce.
13 Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.


  1. Psalm 85:1 Or restore the fortunes
  2. Psalm 85:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  3. Psalm 85:5 Lit generation and generation
  4. Psalm 85:6 Or bring to life
  5. Psalm 85:8 Or Let me hear
  6. Psalm 85:8 Lit even to
  7. Psalm 85:8 Or stupidity
  8. Psalm 85:9 Or reverence
  9. Psalm 85:10 Or faithfulness
  10. Psalm 85:11 Or Faithfulness
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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