For the director. Of the sons of Korʹah.+ A melody.
85 You have shown favor, O Jehovah, to your land;+
You brought back those of Jacob who were taken captive.+
2 You have pardoned the error of your people;
You forgave* all their sin.+ (Selah)
3 You held back all your fury;
You turned away from your hot anger.+
4 Restore us,* O God of our salvation,
And set aside your displeasure with us.+
5 Will you be furious with us forever?+
Will you prolong your anger to generation after generation?
6 Will you not revive us again
So that your people may rejoice in you?+
7 Show your loyal love to us, O Jehovah,+
And grant us your salvation.
8 I will listen to what the true God Jehovah says,
For he will speak peace to his people,+ to his loyal ones,
But let them not return to overconfidence.+
9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,+
So that his glory may reside in our land.
10 Loyal love and faithfulness will meet together;
Righteousness and peace will kiss each other.+
11 Faithfulness will sprout from the earth,
And righteousness will look down from the heavens.+
12 Yes, Jehovah will give what is good,*+
And our land will yield its harvest.+
13 Righteousness will walk before him+
And make a path for his footsteps.