Psalms - Chapter 85 | Good News Translation

  • 1. LORD, you have been merciful to your land; you have made Israel prosperous again.
  • 2. You have forgiven your people's sins and pardoned all their wrongs.
  • 3. You stopped being angry with them and held back your furious rage.
  • 4. Bring us back, O God our savior, and stop being displeased with us!
  • 5. Will you be angry with us forever? Will your anger never cease?
  • 6. Make us strong again, and we, your people, will praise you.
  • 7. Show us your constant love, O LORD, and give us your saving help.
  • 8. I am listening to what the LORD God is saying; he promises peace to us, his own people, if we do not go back to our foolish ways.
  • 9. Surely he is ready to save those who honor him, and his saving presence will remain in our land.
  • 10. Love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will embrace.
  • 11. Human loyalty will reach up from the earth, and God's righteousness will look down from heaven.
  • 12. The LORD will make us prosperous, and our land will produce rich harvests.
  • 13. Righteousness will go before the LORD and prepare the path for him.