Psalms 85

Restoration of Favor

1For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.

Lord, You showed favor to Your land; a
You restored Jacob’s prosperity.
Or restored Jacob from captivity
2 You took away Your people’s
guilt/guilty: The liability to be punished for a fault, a sin, an act, or an omission unless there is forgiveness or atonement; the term normally concerns an objective fact, not a subjective feeling.
You covered all their sin. e ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"


3 You withdrew all Your fury;
You turned from Your burning anger. g

4 Return to us, God of our salvation,
and abandon Your displeasure with us. h
5 Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger for all generations? i
6 Will You not revive us again
so that Your people may rejoice in You? j
7 Show us Your faithful love, Lord,
and give us Your salvation. k

8 I will listen to what God will say;
surely the Lord will declare peace
to His people, His godly ones,
and not let them go back to foolish ways. l
9 His salvation is very near those who
fear(s) God or the Lord/ the fear of the Lord: No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
fear Him,
so that glory may dwell in our land. n

10 Faithful love and truth will join together;
righteousness and peace will embrace. o
11 Truth will spring up from the earth,
and righteousness will look down from heaven. p
12 Also, the Lord will provide what is good,
and our land will yield its crops. q
13 Righteousness will go before Him
to prepare the way for His steps. r
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