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Psalm 85

Prayer that the Lord Will Restore Favor to the Land

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm aOf the Sons of Korah.

1 Lord, You have been favorable to Your land;

You have bbrought back the captivity of Jacob.

2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people;

You have covered all their sin.


3 You have taken away all Your wrath;

You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.

4 cRestore us, O God of our salvation,

And cause Your anger toward us to cease.

5 dWill You be angry with us forever?

Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?

6 Will You not erevive us again,

That Your people may rejoice in You?

7 Show us Your mercy, Lord,

And grant us Your salvation.

8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak,

For He will speak peace

To His people and to His saints;

But let them not turn back to 1folly.

9 Surely fHis salvation is near to those who fear Him,

gThat glory may dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth have met together;

hRighteousness and peace have kissed.

11 Truth shall spring out of the earth,

And righteousness shall look down from heaven.

12 iYes, the Lord will give what is good;

And our land will yield its increase.

13 Righteousness will go before Him,

And shall make His footsteps our pathway.


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