Compare Translations for Psalm 85:11

Psalm 85:11 ASV
Truth springeth out of the earth; And righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 BBE
Faith comes up from the earth like a plant; righteousness is looking down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 CEB
Truth springs up from the ground; righteousness gazes down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 CJB
Truth springs up from the earth, and justice looks down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 RHE
(84-12) Truth is sprung out of the earth: and justice hath looked down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 ESV
Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.
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Psalm 85:11 GW
Truth sprouts from the ground, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 GNT
Human loyalty will reach up from the earth, and God's righteousness will look down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 HNV
Truth springs out of the eretz. Righteousness has looked down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 CSB
Truth will spring up from the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 KJV
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 LEB
Faithfulness will sprout from [the] ground, and righteousness will look down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 NAS
Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 NCV
On earth people will be loyal to God, and God's goodness will shine down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 NIRV
His truth springs up from the earth. His holiness looks down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 NIV
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 NKJV
Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 NLT
Truth springs up from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 NRS
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.
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Psalm 85:11 RSV
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.
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Psalm 85:11 DBY
Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from the heavens.
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Psalm 85:11 MSG
Truth sprouts green from the ground, Right Living pours down from the skies!
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Psalm 85:11 WBT
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 TMB
Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 TNIV
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 WEB
Truth springs out of the earth. Righteousness has looked down from heaven.
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Psalm 85:11 WYC
Truth came forth (out) of the earth; and rightfulness beheld from heaven. (Faithfulness sprang forth from the earth; and righteousness looked down from heaven.)
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Psalm 85:11 YLT
Truth from the earth springeth up, And righteousness from heaven looketh out,
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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.