Psalm 85 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God, you smiled on your good earth! You brought good times back to Jacob! 1 You showed favor to your land, O LORD; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people, you put their sins far out of sight. 2 You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. "Selah"
3 You took back your sin-provoked threats, you cooled your hot, righteous anger. 3 You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger.
4 Help us again, God of our help; don't hold a grudge against us forever. 4 Restore us again, O God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us.
5 You aren't going to keep this up, are you? scowling and angry, year after year? 5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
6 Why not help us make a fresh start - a resurrection life? Then your people will laugh and sing! 6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us how much you love us, God! Give us the salvation we need! 7 Show us your unfailing love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.
8 I can't wait to hear what he'll say. God's about to pronounce his people well, The holy people he loves so much, so they'll never again live like fools. 8 I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints-- but let them not return to folly.
9 See how close his salvation is to those who fear him? Our country is home base for Glory! 9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.
10 Love and Truth meet in the street, Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss! 10 Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Truth sprouts green from the ground, Right Living pours down from the skies! 11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty; our land responds with Bounty and Blessing. 12 The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Right Living strides out before him, and clears a path for his passage. 13 Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.