For the [music] director. Of the sons of Korah. A psalm.

Hope in God’s Future Help

1 O Yahweh, you favored your land. You restored the fortunes of Jacob.
References for Psalms 85:1
    • a 85:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
    • b 85:1 - Or "captivity"
      2 You took away the guilt of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah
      References for Psalms 85:2
        • c 85:2 - Or "You forgave the iniquity"
          3 You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your burning anger.
          4 Restore us, O God of our salvation, and annul your vexation with us.
          5 Will you be angry against us forever? Will you prolong your anger generation after generation?
          6 Will you not again revive us, that your people might rejoice in you?
          7 Show us, O Yahweh, your loyal love, and grant us your salvation.
          8 I will hear what God, Yahweh, will speak, because he will speak peace to his people, even his faithful [ones], but let them not return to folly.
          References for Psalms 85:8
            • d 85:8 - Hebrew "and to his faithful"
              9 Surely his salvation [is] near for those who fear him, that glory may abide in our land.
              10 Loyal love and faithfulness will meet one another; righteousness and peace will kiss.
              References for Psalms 85:10
                  11 Faithfulness will sprout from [the] ground, and righteousness will look down from heaven.
                  References for Psalms 85:11
                      12 Yes, Yahweh will give [what is] good, and our land will give its produce.
                      13 Righteousness will go before him, and it will make his steps a pathway.