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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.
Selah.
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 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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