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Psalm 85

Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation.

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

1O Lord, You have [at last] shown favor to Your land [of Canaan];
You have restored [from Babylon] the captives of Jacob (Israel).

You have forgiven the wickedness of Your people;
You have covered all their sin. Selah.

You have withdrawn all Your wrath,
You have turned away from Your burning anger.


Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.

Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?

Will You not revive us and bring us to life again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?

Show us Your lovingkindness, O Lord,
And grant us Your salvation.


I will hear [with expectant hope] what God the Lord will say,
For He will speak peace to His people, to His [a]godly ones—
But let them not turn again to folly.

Surely His salvation is near to those who [reverently] fear Him [and obey Him with submissive wonder],
That glory [the manifest presence of God] may dwell in our land.
10 
Steadfast love and truth and faithfulness meet together;
Righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 
Truth springs from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 
Indeed, the Lord will give what is good,
And our land will yield its produce.
13 
Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way [in which to walk].

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 85:8 I.e. believers, those in right standing with Him.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 85

Psalm 85

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

Lord, you were good to your land.
    You blessed the people of Jacob with great success again.
You forgave the evil things your people did.
    You took away all their sins.
You stopped being angry with them.
    You turned your great anger away from them.

God our Savior, make us new again.
    Stop being unhappy with us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you be angry for all time to come?
Won’t you give us new life again?
    Then we’ll be joyful because of what you have done.
Lord, show us your faithful love.
    Save us.

I will listen to what God the Lord says.
    He promises peace to his faithful people.
    But they must not turn to foolish ways.
I know he’s ready to save those who have respect for him.
    Then his glory can be seen in our land.

10 God’s truth and faithful love join together.
    His peace and holiness kiss each other.
11 His truth springs up from the earth.
    His holiness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will certainly give what is good.
    Our land will produce its crops.
13 God’s holiness leads the way in front of him.
    It prepares the way for his coming.