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Psalm 85 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Turn Us Back, O God

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

O Yahweh, You showed favor to Your land;

You [fn]returned the fortunes of Jacob.

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You forgave the iniquity of Your people;

You covered all their sin. [fn]Selah.

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You withdrew all Your fury;

You turned back from Your burning anger.

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Turn us back, O God of our salvation,

And cause Your vexation toward us to cease.

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Will You be angry with us forever?

Will You prolong Your anger from generation to generation?

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Will You not Yourself return to [fn]revive us,

That Your people may be glad in You?

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Show us, O Yahweh, Your lovingkindness,

And give us Your salvation.

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Let me hear what the God, Yahweh, will speak;

For He will speak peace to His people, [fn]to His holy ones;

But let them not turn back to [fn]folly.

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Surely His salvation is near to those who [fn]fear Him,

That glory may dwell in our land.

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Lovingkindness and [fn]truth have met together;

Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

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[fn]Truth springs up from the earth,

And righteousness looks down from heaven.

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Indeed, Yahweh will give what is good,

And our land will yield its produce.

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Righteousness will go before Him

And will establish the way of His steps.

LSB Footnotes
Or restore the captivity
Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
Or bring us to life
Lit even to
Or stupidity
Or reverence
Or faithfulness
Or Faithfulness

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