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Psalm 85 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Prayer for God's Mercy upon the Nation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:1 - For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
O LORD, You showed favor to Your land;
You [fn]restored the captivity of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:2 - You forgave the iniquity of Your people;
You covered all their sin. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:3 - You withdrew all Your fury;
You turned away from Your burning anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:4 - Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:5 - Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to [fn]all generations?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:6 - Will You not Yourself [fn]revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:7 - Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
And grant us Your salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:8 - [fn]I will hear what God the LORD will say;
For He will speak peace to His people, [fn]to His godly ones;
But let them not turn back to [fn]folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:9 - Surely His salvation is near to those who [fn]fear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:10 - Lovingkindness and [fn]truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:11 - [fn]Truth springs from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:12 - Indeed, the LORD will give what is good,
And our land will yield its produce.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:13 - Righteousness will go before Him
And will make His footsteps into a way.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, restore the fortunes
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Literally: generation and generation
Or, bring to life
Or, Let me hear
Literally: even to
Or, stupidity
Or, reverence
Or, faithfulness
Or, Faithfulness

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