For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
85:1Jehovah, thou hast been favorable unto thy land;
Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
85:2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people;
Thou hast covered all their sin.
85:3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath;
Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
85:4Turn us, O God of our salvation,
And cause thine indignation toward us to cease.
85:5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?
Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
85:6Wilt thou not quicken us again,
That thy people may rejoice in thee?
85:7Show us thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah,
And grant us thy salvation.
85:8I 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.
85:9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
85:10Mercy and truth are met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85:11Truth springeth out of the earth;
And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
85:12Yea, Jehovah will give that which is good;
And our land shall yield its increase.
85:13Righteousness shall go before him,