Compare Translations for Psalm 85:1

Psalm 85:1 ASV
Jehovah, thou hast been favorable unto thy land; Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 BBE
Lord, you were good to your land: changing the fate of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 CEB
LORD, you've been kind to your land; you've changed Jacob's circumstances for the better.
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Psalm 85:1 CJB
For the leader. A psalm of the sons of Korach: ADONAI, you have shown favor to your land; you have restored the fortunes of Ya'akov,
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Psalm 85:1 RHE
(84-1) <Unto the end, for the sons of Core, a psalm.> (84-2) Lord, thou hast blessed thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 ESV
LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 GW
You favored your land, O LORD. You restored the fortunes of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 GNT
Lord, you have been merciful to your land; you have made Israel prosperous again.
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Psalm 85:1 HNV
<> LORD, you have been favorable to your land. You have restored the fortunes of Ya`akov.
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Psalm 85:1 CSB
Lord, You showed favor to Your land; You restored Jacob's prosperity.
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Psalm 85:1 KJV
LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 LEB
O Yahweh, you favored your land. You restored the fortunes of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 NAS
O LORD, You showed favor to Your land; You restored the captivity of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 NCV
Lord, you have been kind to your land; you brought back the people of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 NIRV
Lord, you showed favor to your land. You blessed the people of Jacob with great success again.
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Psalm 85:1 NIV
You showed favor to your land, O LORD; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Lord, You have been favorable to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. LORD, you have poured out amazing blessings on your land! You have restored the fortunes of Israel.
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Psalm 85:1 NRS
Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 RSV
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. LORD, thou wast favorable to thy land; thou didst restore the fortunes of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 DBY
{To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm.} Thou hast been favourable, Jehovah, unto thy land; thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob:
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Psalm 85:1 MSG
God, you smiled on your good earth! You brought good times back to Jacob!
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Psalm 85:1 WBT
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. LORD, thou hast been favorable to thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 TMB
<> LORD, Thou hast been favorable unto Thy land; Thou hast released the captives of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 TNIV
You, LORD, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 WEB
<> Yahweh, you have been favorable to your land. You have restored the fortunes of Jacob.
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Psalm 85:1 WYC
To the overcomer, the song of the sons of Korah. Lord, thou hast blessed thy land; thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. (To the overcomer, the song for the sons of Korah. Lord, thou hast blessed thy land; thou hast brought back the captives of Jacob/thou hast returned prosperity to Jacob.)
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Psalm 85:1 YLT
To the Overseer. -- By sons of Korah. A Psalm. Thou hast accepted, O Jehovah, Thy land, Thou hast turned [to] the captivity of Jacob.
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Psalms 85 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 85

Prayers for the continuance of former mercies. (1-7) Trust in God's goodness. (8-13)

Verses 1-7 The sense of present afflictions should not do away the remembrance of former mercies. The favour of God is the fountain of happiness to nations, as well as to particular persons. When God forgives sin, he covers it; and when he covers the sin of his people, he covers it all. See what the pardon of sin is. In compassion to us, when Christ our Intercessor has stood before thee, thou hast turned away thine anger. When we are reconciled to God, then, and not till then, we may expect the comfort of his being reconciled to us. He shows mercy to those to whom he grants salvation; for salvation is of mere mercy. The Lord's people may expect sharp and tedious afflictions when they commit sin; but when they return to him with humble prayer, he will make them again to rejoice in him.

Verses 8-13 Sooner or later, God will speak peace to his people. If he do not command outward peace, yet he will suggest inward peace; speaking to their hearts by his Spirit. Peace is spoken only to those who turn from sin. All sin is folly, especially backsliding; it is the greatest folly to return to sin. Surely God's salvation is nigh, whatever our difficulties and distresses are. Also, his honour is secured, that glory may dwell in our land. And the truth of the promises is shown by the Divine mercy in sending the Redeemer. The Divine justice is now satisfied by the great atonement. Christ, the way, truth, and life, sprang out of the earth when he took our nature upon him, and Divine justice looked upon him well pleased and satisfied. For his sake all good things, especially his Holy Spirit, are given to those who ask him. Through Christ, the pardoned sinner becomes fruitful in good works, and by looking to and trusting in the Saviour's righteousness, finds his feet set in the way of his steps. Righteousness is a sure guide, both in meeting God, and in following him

Psalms 85 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 85

Psalms 85:1-13 . On the ground of former mercies, the Psalmist prays for renewed blessings, and, confidently expecting them, rejoices.

1. captivity--not necessarily the Babylonian, but any great evil ( Psalms 14:7 ).

2, 3. (Compare Psalms 32:1-5 ).

3. To turn from the "fierceness," implies that He was reconcilable, though

4-7. having still occasion for the anger which is deprecated.

5. draw out--or, "prolong" ( Psalms 36:10 ).

8. He is confident God will favor His penitent people ( Psalms 51:17 , 80:18 ).
saints--as in Psalms 4:3 , the "godly."

9. They are here termed "them that fear him"; and grace produces glory ( Psalms 84:11 ).

10. God's promises of "mercy" will be verified by His "truth" (compare Psalms 25:10 , 40:10 ); and the "work of righteousness" in His holy government shall be "peace" ( Isaiah 32:17 ). There is an implied contrast with a dispensation under which God's truth sustains His threatened wrath, and His righteousness inflicts misery on the wicked.

11. Earth and heaven shall abound with the blessings of this government;

12, 13. and, under this, the deserted land shall be productive, and men be "set," or guided in God's holy ways. Doubtless, in this description of God's returning favor, the writer had in view that more glorious period, when Christ shall establish His government on God's reconciled justice and abounding mercy.