Psalm 85
New American Bible Revised Edition

Psalm 85*

Prayer for Divine Favor

1For the leader. A psalm of the Korahites.


2You once favored, Lord, your land,

restored the captives of Jacob.a

3You forgave the guilt of your people,

pardoned all their sins.


4You withdrew all your wrath,

turned back from your burning anger.b


5Restore us, God of our salvation;

let go of your displeasure with us.c

6Will you be angry with us forever,

prolong your anger for all generations?d

7Certainly you will again restore our life,

that your people may rejoice in you.

8Show us, Lord, your mercy;

grant us your salvation.


9*I will listen for what God, the Lord, has to say;

surely he will speak of peace

To his people and to his faithful.

May they not turn to foolishness!

10Near indeed is his salvation for those who fear him;

glory will dwell in our land.

11*Love and truth will meet;

justice and peace will kiss.e

12Truth will spring from the earth;

justice will look down from heaven.f

13Yes, the Lord will grant his bounty;

our land will yield its produce.g

14Justice will march before him,

and make a way for his footsteps.

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