1 To the chief musician, by the sons of Korach, a psalm.(85:2)Thou hast been favorable, O Lord, unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 (85:3)Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people: thou hast covered over all their sin. Selah.
3 (85:4)Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast relinquished the fierceness of thy anger.
4 (85:5)Return to us, O God of our salvation, and cause thy illwill toward us to cease.
5 (85:6)Wilt thou be wroth with us for ever? wilt thou extend thy anger from generation to generation?
6 (85:7)Wilt thou not now revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 (85:8)Show us thy kindness, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
8 (85:9)I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his pious ones: only let them not turn again to folly.
9 (85:10)Surely, nigh is his salvation unto those that fear him: that glory may dwell in our land.
10 (85:11)Kindness and truth are met together: righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 (85:12)Truth will grow up out of the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven.
12 (85:13)Yea, the Lord will also give the good, and our land will yield its products.
13 (85:14)Righteousness will walk firmly before him, and will make level the way by its steps.