Psalms – Chapter 85

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.84. 85. 86.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 85

1

1 For the leader. A psalm of the Korahites.

2

You once favored, LORD, your land, restored the good fortune of Jacob.

3

You forgave the guilt of your people, pardoned all their sins. Selah

4

You withdrew all your wrath, turned back your burning anger.

5

Restore us once more, God our savior; abandon your wrath against us.

6

Will you be angry with us forever, drag out your anger for all generations?

7

Please give us life again, that your people may rejoice in you.

8

Show us, LORD, your love; grant us your salvation.

9

2 I will listen for the word of God; surely the LORD will proclaim peace To his people, to the faithful, to those who trust in him.

10

Near indeed is salvation for the loyal; prosperity will fill our land.

11

3 Love and truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss.

12

Truth will spring from the earth; justice will look down from heaven.

13

The LORD will surely grant abundance; our land will yield its increase.

14

Prosperity will march before the Lord, and good fortune will follow behind.

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1 [Psalm 85] A national lament reminding God of past favors and forgiveness ( Psalm 85:2-4) and begging for forgiveness and grace now ( Psalm 85:5-8). A speaker represents the people who wait humbly with open hearts ( Psalm 85:9-10): God will be active on their behalf ( Psalm 85:11-13). The situation suggests the conditions of Judea during the early postexilic period, the fifth century B.C.; the thoughts are similar to those of postexilic prophets ( Haggai 1:5-11;  2:6-9).

2 [9] The prophet listens to God’s revelation. Cf  Hebrews 2:1.

3 [11-13] Divine activity is personified as pairs of virtues.

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.84. 85. 86.149. 150.

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