Psalm 85
Contemporary English Version

(A psalm by the clan of Korah for the music leader.)

A Prayer for Peace

1Our Lord, you have blessed

your land

and made all go well

for Jacob's descendants.

2You have forgiven the sin

and taken away the guilt

of your people.

3Your fierce anger is no longer

aimed at us.

4Our Lord and our God,

you save us!

Please bring us back home

and don't be angry.

5Will you always be angry

with us and our families?

6Won't you give us fresh life

and let your people be glad

because of you?

7Show us your love

and save us!

8I will listen to you, Lord God,

because you promise peace

to those who are faithful

and no longer foolish.

9You are ready to rescue

everyone who worships you,

so that you will live with us

in all your glory.

10Love and loyalty

will come together;

goodness and peace

will unite.

11Loyalty will sprout

from the ground;

justice will look down

from the sky above.

12Our Lord, you will bless us;

our land will produce

wonderful crops.

13Justice will march in front,

making a path

for you to follow.

Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®)

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