Bible: Psalm 85

Psalm 85 1 

85:1 For the music director; written by the Korahites, a psalm.

O Lord, you showed favor to your land;

you restored the well-being of Jacob. 2 

85:2 You pardoned 3  the wrongdoing of your people;

you forgave 4  all their sin. (Selah)

85:3 You withdrew all your fury;

you turned back from your raging anger. 5 

85:4 Restore us, O God our deliverer!

Do not be displeased with us! 6 

85:5 Will you stay mad at us forever?

Will you remain angry throughout future generations? 7 

85:6 Will you not revive us once more?

Then your people will rejoice in you!

85:7 O Lord, show us your loyal love!

Bestow on us your deliverance!

85:8 I will listen to what God the Lord says. 8 

For he will make 9  peace with his people, his faithful followers. 10 

Yet they must not 11  return to their foolish ways.

85:9 Certainly his loyal followers will soon experience his deliverance; 12 

then his splendor will again appear in our land. 13 

85:10 Loyal love and faithfulness meet; 14 

deliverance and peace greet each other with a kiss. 15 

85:11 Faithfulness grows from the ground,

and deliverance looks down from the sky. 16 

85:12 Yes, the Lord will bestow his good blessings, 17 

and our land will yield 18  its crops.

85:13 Deliverance goes 19  before him,

and prepares 20  a pathway for him. 21 

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