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Psalm 85a

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;

you restored the fortunesl of Jacob.

You forgavem the iniquityn of your people

and covered all their sins.b

You set aside all your wratho

and turned from your fierce anger.p

Restoreq us again, God our Savior,r

and put away your displeasure toward us.

Will you be angry with us forever?s

Will you prolong your anger through all generations?

Will you not revivet us again,

that your people may rejoiceu in you?

Show us your unfailing love,v Lord,

and grant us your salvation.w

I will listen to what God the Lord says;

he promises peacex to his people, his faithful servants—

but let them not turn to folly.y

Surely his salvationz is near those who fear him,

that his glorya may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulnessb meet together;

righteousnessc and peace kiss each other.

11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,

and righteousnessd looks down from heaven.

12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,e

and our land will yieldf its harvest.

13 Righteousness goes before him

and prepares the way for his steps.


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