New American Standard Bible

Psalm 85

Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation.

For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1O Lord, You showed favor to Your land;
You [a]restored the captivity of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of Your people;
You covered all their sin. [b]Selah.
You withdrew all Your fury;
You 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 [c]all generations?
Will You not Yourself [d]revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your lovingkindness, O Lord,
And grant us Your salvation.

[e]I will hear what God the Lord will say;
For He will speak peace to His people, [f]to His godly ones;
But let them not turn back to [g]folly.
Surely His salvation is near to those who [h]fear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
10 Lovingkindness and [i]truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 [j]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.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 85:1 Or restore the fortunes
  2. Psalm 85:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  3. Psalm 85:5 Lit generation and generation
  4. Psalm 85:6 Or bring to life
  5. Psalm 85:8 Or Let me hear
  6. Psalm 85:8 Lit even to
  7. Psalm 85:8 Or stupidity
  8. Psalm 85:9 Or reverence
  9. Psalm 85:10 Or faithfulness
  10. Psalm 85:11 Or Faithfulness

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.