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|See commentary, Psalms 81-87 | Bible Dictionary | Chronological|
The Psalmist, out of the experience of former mercies, prays for the continuance thereof.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
85:1 Yahweh, you have been favorable to your land.
You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.
85:2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people.
You have covered all their sin.
85:3 You have taken away all your wrath.
You have turned from the fierceness of your anger.
85:4 Turn us, God of our salvation,
and cause your indignation toward us to cease.
85:5 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you draw out your anger to all generations?
85:6 Won’t you revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
85:7 Show us your loving kindness, Yahweh.
Grant us your salvation.
He promises to wait thereon, out of confidence of God's goodness.
85:8 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.
85:9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
85:10 Mercy and truth meet together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85:11 Truth springs out of the earth.
Righteousness has looked down from heaven.
85:12 Yes, Yahweh will give that which is good.
Our land will yield its increase.
85:13 Righteousness goes before him,
And prepares the way for his steps.