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Psalm 85 Modern English Version (MEV)

Psalm 85

For the Music Director. A Psalm of the songs of Korah.

Lord, You have been favorable to Your land;
    You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people;
    You have covered all their sin. Selah
You have withdrawn all Your wrath;
    You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.

Restore us, O God of our salvation,
    and put away Your indignation toward us.
Will You be angry with us forever?
    Will You draw out Your anger to all generations?
Will You not revive us again,
    that Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your mercy, O Lord,
    and grant us Your deliverance.

I will hear what God the Lord will speak,
    for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints,
    but let them not turn again to folly.
Surely His salvation is near to them who fear Him,
    that glory may dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth have met together;
    righteousness and peace have kissed.
11 Truth springs from the ground,
    and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12 Yes, the Lord gives that which is good,
    and our land shall yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before Him
    and prepare a way for His footsteps.

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Psalm 85 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 85[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people
    and covered all their sins.[b]
You set aside all your wrath
    and turned from your fierce anger.

Restore us again, God our Savior,
    and put away your displeasure toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
    that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
    and grant us your salvation.

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
    but let them not turn to folly.
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulness meet together;
    righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
    and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,
    and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
    and prepares the way for his steps.


  1. Psalm 85:1 In Hebrew texts 85:1-13 is numbered 85:2-14.
  2. Psalm 85:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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