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Psalm 85

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

1Jehovah, thou hast been favorable unto thy land;

Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people;

Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah

3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath;

Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.

4Turn us, O God of our salvation,

And cause thine indignation toward us to cease.

5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?

Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

6Wilt thou not quicken us again,

That thy people may rejoice in thee?

7Show us thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah,

And grant us thy salvation.

8I will hear what God Jehovah will speak;

For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints:

But let them not turn again to folly.

9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him,

That glory may dwell in our land.

10Mercy and truth are met together;

Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

11Truth springeth out of the earth;

And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.

12Yea, Jehovah will give that which is good;

And our land shall yield its increase.

13Righteousness shall go before him,

And shall make his footsteps a way to walk in.

ASV 1901

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The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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