Psalms 85
Psalm 85
Restoration of Favor
For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.
1 Lord, you showed favor to your land;#Ps 106:4
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.#85:1 Or restored Jacob from captivity#Dt 30:3; Ps 14:7; Jr 29:14
2You forgave your people’s guilt;
you covered all their sin.#1Kg 8:34; Ps 32:1,5Selah
3You withdrew all your fury;
you turned from your burning anger.#Ps 78:38; 106:23; Jnh 3:9
4Return to us, God of our salvation,
and abandon your displeasure with us.#Ps 27:9; 79:9; 80:3,7
5Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger for all generations?#Ps 74:1; 79:5; 80:4
6Will you not revive us again
so that your people may rejoice in you?#Ps 71:20; 80:18; 149:2
7Show us your faithful love, Lord,
and give us your salvation.#Ps 69:13; 119:41
8I 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.#Hg 2:9; Zch 9:10
9His salvation is very near those who fear him,
so that glory may dwell in our land.#Is 46:13; Zch 2:5; Jn 1:14
10Faithful love and truth will join together;
righteousness and peace will embrace.#Ps 72:3; 89:14
11Truth will spring up from the earth,
and righteousness will look down from heaven.#Is 45:8
12Also, the Lord will provide what is good,
and our land will yield its crops.#Ps 65:12-13; 67:6; Ezk 34:27
13Righteousness will go before him
to prepare the way for his steps.#Ps 89:14; Is 40:3,10; 58:8

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