New International Version

Psalm 85

Psalm 85[a]

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

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people
    and covered all their sins.[b]
You set aside all your wrath
    and turned from your fierce anger.

Restore us again, God our Savior,
    and put away your displeasure toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
    that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
    and grant us your salvation.

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
    but let them not turn to folly.
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulness meet together;
    righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
    and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,
    and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
    and prepares the way for his steps.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 85:1 In Hebrew texts 85:1-13 is numbered 85:2-14.
  2. Psalm 85:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 85

为国家求福

可拉后裔的诗,交给乐长。

1耶和华啊,你赐福了你的土地,
使雅各的子孙重返家园。
你赦免了你子民的罪过,
遮盖了他们所有的过犯。(细拉)
你收回自己的怒气,
不发烈怒。
拯救我们的上帝啊,
求你复兴我们,
止息你对我们的怒气。
你要向我们永远发怒吗?
你的怒气要延续到万代吗?
你不再复兴我们,
使你的子民靠你欢喜吗?
耶和华啊,求你向我们施慈爱,拯救我们。
我要听耶和华上帝所说的话,
因为祂应许赐平安给祂忠心的子民。
但我们不可再犯罪。
祂拯救敬畏祂的人,
好让祂的荣耀常驻在我们的地上。
10 慈爱和忠信同行,
公义与平安相亲。
11 忠信从地而生,
公义从天而现。
12 耶和华赐下祝福,
我们的土地就出产丰富。
13 公义要行在祂面前,为祂开路。