Psalms 85:4

4 Restore us again, God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us.

Psalms 85:4 in Other Translations

4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us!
4 Now restore us again, O God of our salvation. Put aside your anger against us once more.
4 Help us again, God of our help; don't hold a grudge against us forever.
4 Return to us, God of our salvation, and abandon Your displeasure with us.

Psalms 85:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 85:4

Turn us, O God of our salvation
Who appointed it in his purposes, contrived it in council, secured it in covenant, and sent his Son to effect it; the prayer to him is for converting grace, either at first, for first conversion is his work, and his only; or after backslidings, for he it is that restores the souls of his people; and perhaps it is a prayer of the Jews, for their conversion in the latter day; when sensible of sin, and seeking after the Messiah they have rejected, when the Lord will turn them to himself, and turn away iniquity from them, and they shall be saved, ( Hosea 3:5 ) ( 2 Corinthians 3:16 ) ( Romans 11:26 ) ,

and cause thine anger towards us to cease:
the manifest tokens of which are now upon them, being scattered up and down in the world, and made a proverb, a taunt, and a jeer; but will be removed, and cease, when they shall be converted.

Psalms 85:4 In-Context

2 You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins.
3 You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger.
4 Restore us again, God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us.
5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 71:20; Psalms 80:3,7
  • 2. S Psalms 65:5
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