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Psalm 85 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Prayer for God's Mercy upon the Nation.

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

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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