Psalms Chapter 85 – Return from captivity foretold — Reign of righteousness. (To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.)

1 Lord, thou has been favorable unto thy land; thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.


2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.


3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath; thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.


4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.


5 Wilt thou be angry with us forever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?


6 Wilt thou not revive us again; that thy people may rejoice in thee?


7 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.


8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints; but let them not turn again to folly.


9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.


10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.


11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.


12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.


13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.